Short-Term Restorative Care

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The Short-Term Restorative Care Program provides older West Australians with a range of health-related services to help you optimise your wellbeing and independence. The program is appropriate for when you need customised health services in your home to help you get back on track.

A dedicated service coordinator will work with you to develop a goal-oriented care plan and arrange support services to be delivered to you for up to 8 weeks. 

The services will address your medical, physical, social and psychological needs. 

Examples of available services include physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, social support and much more.  

How to access?

To access Short-term Restorative Care contact either your GP or My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 who can refer you to an ACAT team for assessment.  

To be eligible for Short-Term Restorative Care:

  • You cannot be receiving a current Home Care Package (however HACC & DVA (Veterans Assist or Direct Care Clients are eligible). 
  • You are not currently in a Nursing Home.
  • You cannot have been in hospital within the last 3 months with a condition related to your current need for short term restorative care. 

You are only allowed a maximum of two periods of Short-Term Restorative Care in one year.  Once you have approval from your ACAT assessment it is valid for 6 months + 1 day.  

Short-Term Restorative Care services include, but are not limited to:

  • A dedicated Service Coordinator
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Restorative Care Assistance
  • Speech Pathology
  • Dietician
  • Podiatry
  • Medical professionals
  • Direct care services
  • Equipment

How much will it cost?

This service is funded by the Commonwealth Government but clients are asked to make a contribution of approximately 5% of the daily costs which equals $10.10 a day.  This is based on 17.5% of the daily aged pension.