Short-term restorative care packages

Regain your independence

Partnering with approved short-term restorative care providers (STRCs), we deliver responsive and flexible therapy services. This may be to improve functional ability and re-establish a client’s independence after an acute hospitalisation or to assist those at risk because of a decline in health. These programs are generally limited to 8 weeks, are government funded and focus on delivering intensive one-to-one therapy to restore function or slow functional decline.

What is functional decline?

Functional decline is a reduction in physical and/or cognitive functioning where an individual is unable to continue to function independently in their day to day activities and life such as personal care and grooming, walking, driving or maintaining household duties. Functional decline may be sudden after an illness or event or occur gradually over time. It can lead to frailty, increase the risk of falling, hospitalisation or impact whether someone can continue to function and live independently in their own home.

What is short-term restorative care?

Short-term restorative care therapy programs are designed to slow, stop and restore functional abilities through intensive, short-term exercise programs delivered by a physiotherapist and/or occupational therapist. STRC programs focus on addressing a client’s immediate health and behavioural issues and provide rehabilitation to regain previous levels of function and physical condition.

Who is eligible for a short-term restorative care plan?

Eligibility is assessed through an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) assessment through My Aged Care. The ACAT assessment is a comprehensive overview of physical, medical, psychological, cultural, social and restorative needs.

To check eligibility for government assistance to fund a STRC, visit www.myagedcare.gov.au

Caring plans that meet your needs

Delivered within your clients own home; our therapists tailor a fast tracked therapy program that delivers results and is compliant with STRC program requirements. Our range of mobile allied health services includes:

  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • podiatry
  • exercise physiology.

Client care is our priority

It’s quick and simple for an Approved Short Term Restorative Care Package Provider or an Aged Care Assessment Team to refer clients to us for STRC. In most cases, your client will be reviewed and commence therapy within 48 hours of receiving a referral. Referral can come through:

  • approved STRC package providers
  • Aged Care Assessors referring clients to our services.

Talk to us about short-term restorative care packages. Call 1300 851 639

In most cases, your client will be reviewed and commence therapy within 48 hours of receiving a referral.