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Mater Aged Placement Service (MAPS)

Who we are

Do your patients need help finding the right aged care option for them, or for a member of their family?

Mater Aged Placement Service (MAPS) is a care placement and advisory service, based at the Mater hospital, which accepts referrals from Mater Health Services and the wider community.

As part of Mater Health Services, Mater Aged Placement Service promotes the values of Mercy, Dignity, Care, Commitment and Quality.

What we do

Our experienced staff have expert knowledge of the health and aged care systems. Working alongside patients and their families, our aim is to simplify the transition into an appropriate facility, and provide professional advice and understanding  when settling in.  

How we can help

  • Assessment of your patient's aged care requirements

  • Liaison with and referral to Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT), who are responsible for assessing eligibility for an aged care placement

  • Identification of which aged care facilities may be suitable in consultation with the patient and their family

  • Assistance with often lengthy paperwork, including application and asset forms for up to five aged care facilities

  • Ongoing communication and liaison with the patient, family and aged care facilities until a suitable aged care placement is secured. 

Fees

The Mater Aged Placement Services is a private offering and fees will apply for use of this service. As not all placements are the same, patients with more complex needs may require additional services.

Contact

For further information about our services, please contact Mater Aged Placement Service on phone 07 3163 3866 or mobile 0409 626 708.

Referrals for all patients can be sent direct to the department via fax on 07 3163 2267.

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