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 long 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:
Nursing support – Clinical care carried out by a registered nurse such as:
- Pain management
- 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.
Learn more about Transitional Aged Care Program in your area. Call us on 1300 20 90 20.
Government support packages in more detail
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 service provider.
Home Care Packages (HCP)
There are 4 levels of Home Care Packages.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
Entry-level support for help with daily tasks.
Short Term Restorative Care (STRC)
Designed to help you reverse or slow any difficulties.
Department of Veteran Affairs and Veteran’s Home Care Program
There are two types of funding for veterans and family.
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
At myHomecare we understand there may be times in our life when we may need a little help.