Find answers to our most asked Transition Care Questions
What is transition care?
The Transition Care Program (TCP) is a Commonwealth initiative that provides short-term restorative care for older people after a hospital stay. The aim is to help them regain independence and give them more time to make a decision about their longer-term living options. Services include nursing and personal care, low-intensity physiotherapy, and occupational therapy, as well as social work support, nursing, and personal care.
How much does transition care cost?
There is a daily care fee set by the Government at 85% of the basic daily rate of the single pension. For Transition Care Community the rate is 17.5% of the basic daily rate of the single pension.
How do I find out if I am eligible for transition care?
When an older person is in hospital for an extended period, the hospital treating team may recommend transition care for them before returning home or moving into residential care. The hospital team will arrange an assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team and coordinate a referral to the transition care service. Our liaison nurse then visits the patient in hospital to confirm that our service is suited to their needs, and assist with the transfer.
Why would I request an Amana Living transition care centre?
Amana Living offers a mix of dementia-specific, older adult mental health (OAMH), and transition care places. Our sites have experienced clinical teams, including dementia and OAMH specialists, and excellent facilities. These include ensuite accommodation, well-equipped therapy rooms and large lounge/dining areas.
Where are Amana Living's transition care centres located?