The objective of the Car Transition Programme (PCT) is to minimize the number of elderly people who are living unsuitable and prolonged hospital stays or who are admitted to pension plans prematurely. TCP provides acute care to promote the independence of older adults after hospitalization and is a targeted, temporary and therapeutic program. The client contribution, calculated at 17.5% of a single pension, includes services, equipment rentals, continence aids and Transition Care Program (TCP) night care associations to optimize the function and independence of seniors after hospitalization. Transition Care is focused, time-limited and therapy-oriented. It provides seniors with a range of services that include low-intensity rehabilitation. Therapy can be provided either in the person`s home, in the facility or in both during the duration of the program. The program allows using to exploit its potential and allows more time to make decisions about their long-term care options. Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (office is closed on weekends and holidays)Transitional Care is offered in six health services in the Grampians area:Ballarat Health Services 03 5320 3851Hepburn Health 03 5321 6544Wimmera Health Group 03 5381 9 9 294Stawell Regional Health 03 5358 8604Ballan District Health and Care 03 5366 7920Beaufort and Skipton Health Service 03 5349 1665 Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is the provider transition Care Program and employs a multidisciplinary team of case managers who coordinate the client care package.
Therapy and assistance services are provided by service providers under contract with Queensland Health The Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) to determine initial eligibility, and then a member of the TCP team will meet with the individual to discuss the program in more detail. Services include case management, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, linguistic pathology, dietetics, psychology, nursing and social work.