Short-Term Restorative Care is a government-funded program that supports you for up to eight weeks (56 days) with a variety of services to improve your wellbeing. The goal is to help you to become independent in your home by improving your ability to complete everyday tasks.
Services can be provided in your home, in the community, in an aged care home, or a mix of these, depending on your care needs.
You can access this care twice in any 12-month period. The hours of care per week will vary based on your care needs and the services and products you need. We will work with you to develop health goals for the period of care.
We can support you with the following services:
- Help around the home
- Meal preparation
- Personal care, such as showering and toileting
- Shopping services
- Pet care
- Products and home maintenance
- Allied health, such as physio and podiatry
- Respite and social support
- Pastoral care
You may be eligible if you are an older person and you:
- Need help with everyday tasks
- Want to stay independent, and out of long-term ongoing care arrangements
- Have had a set back affecting you physically, cognitively, or both
Short-term restorative care is not available if you:
- Are already receiving Home Care Package services
- Are living in an aged care home
- Have received after hospital care through the transition care program in the past six months
This is a government-funded program, which means you don't pay out-of-pocket for services. The basic daily care fee will apply for short stays in residential aged care (85% of the single aged care pension).
Click here to see the Fee Schedule - which outlines the fees charged to the STRC package.