Transitional Aged Care Program (TRANSPAC)

Transitional care helps you recover after a hospital stay. It provides short-term specialised care and support to help you regain your functional independence and confidence sooner, and avoid the need for longer term care and support services. Your care is tailored to your needs and goals, and is delivered in the most appropriate place to help you meet them. This could be in your own home, out in the community, or a mix of these locations, as your needs change with your recovery.

How does it work?

Referrals may be made from most public or private hospitals to ACAT to assess your eligibility for a TRANSPAC. You can ask the hospital staff to arrange this face-to-face assessment. The assessor will then send your referral to myHomecare for us to assess the suitability for your transitional care.

If eligible, we will then assist you with leaving the hospital, as well as entering and exiting care.

 

Who can access Transitional care?

You may be eligible for transition care if you are an older person and:

  • Area patient in a public or private hospital and have been told you are ready to leave
  • Would benefit from receiving services for a short period of time.

 

How long is the program?

You can access transition care services for up 12 weeks per year. There are possibilities for extensions for another six weeks, if required, but this involves further assessment.

 

What TRANSPAC services do we provide?

TRANSPAC packages are flexible and designed to help with individual care needs. The types of services that may be provided include assistance with the following but are not limited to:

Therapy services – Low intensity therapy to help you recover sooner and safer such as:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Counselling

Nursing support – Clinical care carried out by a registered nurse such as:

  • Pain management
  • Woundcare
  • Catheter care

Personal care – Personal assistance with everyday tasks such as:

  • Showering, personal hygiene and grooming
  • Maintaining continence or managing incontinence
  • Dressing, undressing, and using dressing aids
  • Moving, walking, wheelchair use ,and using devices and appliances designed to aid mobility

 

What level of assistance is available?

The hours per week and frequency of visitations offered to a potential TRANSPAC client will depend upon the person’s assessed needs and myHomecare program resources.

The frequency of your visits will be regularly reviewed as your independence is regained.

 

Is there a cost?

The TRANSPAC 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.

 

How do we meet our client’s special needs?

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.

 

Private funded care

For over 20 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

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