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The Transition Care Program aims to help you improve your independence and confidence after a hospital stay. It provides a package of services including low intensity therapy (more information) and personal and/or nursing care as part of an ongoing but slower recovery process. This means that you and your family or carer have time to consider your long-term care arrangements, which may include returning home with community support or accessing the level of care provided by an aged care home.
Transition care is provided in your own home or in a ‘live-in’ setting (more information).
Transition care can be provided for a period of up to 12 weeks, with a possibility to extend to 18 weeks if you are assessed as needing an extra period of therapeutic care. The average period of care is expected to be about seven weeks.
Common questions on this topic:
- If I'm receiving transition care will I have to contribute to the daily cost?
- The doctor says I am ready to leave hospital, but I'm not sure I'll be able cope at home immediately. What can I do?
- I am about to be discharged from hospital and need some additional support to fully recover. Who can help?