Transitional aged care program
Help with your independence
Sometimes when you finish your time in hospital you are not quite ready to be fully independent.
The Transitional Aged Care Program can help you complete your recovery and improve your ability to do daily activities. It can also help you to further your care options by putting a care plan in place.
To be eligible, you must be:
- Over 65 years of age or 50 years of age if Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
- Medically stable and ready for discharge from hospital
- Assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) as appropriate for this program
- Wanting to improve independence
- Living in the Randwick or Botany Local Government Areas or the suburbs of Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Rosebery or Zetland.
How we can help
Depending on the outcome of your assessment, a package of services will be provided. This will include the support of a case manager and an individualised care plan.
This service can be provided for up to 18 weeks and will take place in your home and at relevant service providers. Transport support is often provided.
A General Practitioner will provide medical coverage with access to specialist medical care as required. Other services may include:
- Personal care, such as support having a shower and getting dressed
- Nursing support
- Social activities
- Equipment to help you live independently
- Practical support such as basic housekeeping, laundry and meals.
A member of the Uniting team will discuss the fee as a contribution for your services.
Fees will vary from person to person, depending on government funding and the different service options required.
We’ll give you all the information you need and support you every step of the way.