Short-Term Restorative Care Programme
Wellness, reablement and restorative approaches are emerging as powerful ways to help older people improve their function, independence and quality of life. The Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) Programme aims to reverse and/or slow ‘functional decline’ in older people and improve their wellbeing.
In the 2015 Budget, the Australian Government announced the expansion of flexible aged care initiatives. A new form of flexible care, the STRC Programme, is being established to increase the care options available to older people, through a time-limited, goal-oriented, multi-disciplinary and coordinated package of services. It is designed and approved by the care recipient, and may be delivered in a home setting, a residential setting, or a combination of both.
The new care type builds on the success of the existing Transition Care Programme, which assists older people to return home after a hospital stay. However unlike transition care, short-term restorative care will be available to people that have not had a hospital stay.
An external engagement process on the STRC Programme’s policy framework was conducted in September and October 2015. The consultation approach consisted of:
the public release of the STRC Programme policy consultation paper for comment
three external stakeholder workshops, and
Following on from the consultation, the High Level Policy Framework and Summary of Consultation Feedback and main Policy impacts are available.
For enquiries and further information contact STRC@health.gov.au(link sends e-mail).
Last updated: 7 April 2016 - 12:05pm
Read more at https://www.dss.gov.au/ageing-and-aged-care/programs-services/flexible-care/short-term-restorative-care-programme