What is the Transition Care Program?
The Transition Care Program helps older people get back on their feet after a hospital stay.
It provides short-term care for up to 12 weeks, including social work, nursing support, personal care and allied health care. State and Territory governments are the approved providers of transition care.
Transition care helps you recover after a hospital stay. It provides short-term specialised care and support to help you regain your functional independence and confidence sooner, and avoid the need for longer term care and support services.
Your care is tailored to your needs and goals, and is delivered in the most appropriate place to help you meet them. This could be in an aged care home, in Swan Hill District Health, in your own home, out in the community, or a mix of these locations, as your needs change with your recovery.
What help is available?
There are a range of services that transition care can provide. The exact care and services you receive will be based on your specific needs.
Low intensity therapy to help you recover sooner and safer:
Clinical care carried out by a registered nurse:
Personal assistance with everyday tasks:
Who is eligible?
A person must get an assessment with an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT).
They may be eligible if they’re an older person and:
If eligible, they must enter transition care as soon as they leave the hospital
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