Transitional Aged Care Program
The program provides short-term intervention, up to 12 weeks, with the possibility of a one-off extension of 6 weeks (Total 18 weeks), for older persons over 65 years of age or 50 years of age if Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander who have completed their hospital stay and who will benefit from more time and support to complete their recovery, optimise their function and explore their long-term care options.
Persons participating in this program will have a care plan developed which will involve input from a multidisciplinary team in consultation with the older person and their family.
The TACP Target Group
The criteria for admission to this program include older people who are:
- Medically stable and ready for discharge from hospital
- Assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as appropriate for this program
- Able to benefit from the program of short-term low intensity therapy
- Wanting to actively participate in optimising their independence
- Wanting the opportunity to assess their options for long term care arrangements
- Live in the Randwick or Botany local government areas or the suburbs of Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Rosebery or Zetland.
What will be provided?
This service will be provided in a person’s own home in combination with services at War Memorial Hospital Waverley with transport provided.
A package of services will be provided to meet the person’s assessed needs and will include case management and a care plan.
Other services provided may include:
- Personal care
- Nursing support
- Social activities
- Practical support such as basic housekeeping general laundry, equipment and meals.
A General Practitioner will provide medical coverage with access to specialist medical care as required.
What it will cost?
Participants will pay a fee as contribution to the cost of their care.
This will be discussed at the time of assessment for the program
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