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Short-term restorative care is a government funded program aimed at assisting older Australians in regaining their independence and confidence by providing short term health-related services and in-home care. If you feel as though your wellbeing is declining, short-term restorative care can help reverse or slow the difficulties you are having with everyday tasks. The program is delivered by a team of health professionals to help you achievemanage your medical, physical, social and psychological needs. Short-term restorative care is tailored to your personal care requirements and will help you stay living independently in your own home. If eligible, you can receive short-term restorative care for up to eight weeks, twice in any 12-month period.
You may be eligible for short-term restorative care if:
If you receive a Home Care Package, are receiving transition care after being in hospital or live permanently in an aged care facility, you cannot access short-term restorative care. You can however receive help from the program if you are on the Commonwealth Home Support Programme or veterans services.
If you are considering aged care options for yourself or a loved one and would like some assistance, please contact us. We can provide guidance and help answer your questions.