Transition Care

Transitional care or after hospital care programs give elderly people the support they need after a hospital visit, ensuring they have the time to recover.

What is transitional care?

Transition care is for older people who have been in hospital and need extra help to recover before returning home or into residential care. The Transition Care Program (TCP) helps older people at the end of their hospital stay. It gives them more time and care in a non-hospital environment to improve or maintain their level of independence, while helping them and their family to make longer term care arrangements.Transition care can be provided for up to 12 weeks.

What transitional care does Southcare offer?

  • It is very important that you take care of your medical, physical, social and psychological wellbeing after visiting hospital. At Southcare, we support you with post hospital care by liaising with a team of health professionals to ensure you have a full recovery. This may include you being placed in temporary residential aged care so that you can receive around the clock care. Services that you may require during your transitional care can include:
  • Therapy services: physiotherapy, occupational therapy or social work
  • Nursing support: pain management, wound care or medication assistance
  • Personal care: bathing and showering, dressing or eating Eligibility

To organise an assessment for transitional care, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or ask your friendly hospital staff.

For more information Southcare can be contacted on 08 6117 3050

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