Ambulatory Aged Care Programs (AACP) includes three sub-acute community programs:
- Transition Care Program
- Restorative Care Program
- Geriatric Evaluation and Management in the Home Program
Our aim is to help clients to live as independently as possible.
AACP has a multidisciplinary team who provide holistic care and support for clients. Our team includes:
- Care Coordinator
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Pathologist
- Team Assistant
Transition Care Program (TCP)
TCP provides care and restorative services for older persons (aged 65+) for a short-term period (up to 12 weeks) after being discharged from hospital. The program helps people to continue their recovery out of hospital while appropriate long-term support is arranged. TCP can either be provided in an aged care setting or in your own home. The type of care you need will determine whether you access the home-based or bed-based stream of the program. Eligibility for TCP is assed by the Aged Care Assessment Service.
Restorative Care Program (RCP)
The RCP provides slow stream rehabilitation therapies to people who are unable to return home after a period of hospitalisation and people who are unable to bear weight for a period following surgery. The aim of RCP is to prevent long hospital stays or premature admission to a residential facility.
Geriatric Evaluation and Management in the Home Program (GITH)
GITH provides care and restorative services for older persons (aged 70+) for a short-term period (up to 8 weeks). It allows older persons with complex or chronic conditions to have assessment and treatment from a multidisciplinary team including a geriatrician.