Short-Term Restorative Care is designed to help you reverse or slow the difficulties you are having with everyday tasks. With a view to improve wellbeing through the coordinated delivery of tailored services, the 8 week program is goal-oriented, involves a multi-disciplinary team, is personalised for and approved by the client. If you wish to return to earlier levels of independence, short-term restorative care could be an option for you. It can delay the need for long-term care and support services.
myHomecare is a Short-Term Restorative Care provider who will work with you to identify your goals. We will then put together a team to help you work toward those goals, including a doctor to treat any medical conditions. Your family and friends are encouraged to be involved in your care. The program works best when you have the support of family, friends, and health professionals.
You may be eligible for short-term restorative care if you are an older person who wants to stay independent, out of long-term ongoing care but:
You can access STRC for periods up to eight weeks, twice in any 12-month period.
The types of services provided through STRC will be guided by a doctor’s assessment. This will ensure your medical needs are met. Service will be selected with your input and chosen to meet your needs. Services may include, but are not limited to:
What this looks like will be different for everyone. It could involve a program of activities and exercises to improve strength and balance. It may also mean providing you with a wheelchair or organising transport to help you get around, or making minor modifications around the house.
The STRC program guidelines require clients to contribute to the cost of service delivery. Clients contribute a weekly program maintenance fee that is based on 17.5% of the maximum basic rate of pension.
In accordance with the myHomecare fees policy, no client who is genuinely financially disadvantaged is refused service.
myHomecare services are planned to meet the individual needs of clients. Care Plans are developed with consideration for a client’s specific language, cultural and religious requirements.
myHomecare maintains close working relationships with local Veteran, Dementia, CALD and ATSI communities. If you would like to discuss your particular requirements please contact us.
There are a number of government-funded packages available, based on your individual needs and allocated funding by the government and if applicable, how you want to pay for your services.
There are two types of funding for veterans and family.Learn more
Transition care helps you recover after a hospital stay.Learn more
Entry level support for help with daily tasks.Learn more
For over 75 years myHomecare’s pioneering businesses have been offering their clients a simple way to access the full range of in-home services under a private funding arrangement. Learn more about private funded care