An accident or illness can be difficult to recover from without the right support. ECH offers Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) and Transitional Care Packages (TCP) to help you return to independence.

STRC is designed to help reverse or slow the difficulties you are having with everyday tasks by using early intervention to reverse or slow functional decline in older people. Functional decline is when a person is having difficulty performing their day-to-day activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, shopping or driving.

TCP packages are slightly different to STRC packages as they are specifically designed to help people transition from a hospital stay, back to their everyday home life.

TCP is there to assist people who may have experienced a stroke or a serious fall, that may need extra support in order to return home and reach the same level of independence as before their hospitalisation. Healthcare teams will discuss the best option for an individual which may include TCP with ECH.

Both STRC and TCP are delivered by a team of ECH professionals to help people manage or adapt to their changing needs and focus on short term periods of higher intensity care.

If you would like to work on your health and wellbeing with a team of health professionals, STRC or TCP could be an option for you. If you are interested in STRC, ECH recommends requesting an ACAT assessment through My Aged Care.

Where can STRC and TCP care be provided?

STRC and TCP care can be provided in a variety of locations, such as in your home, in the community, in ECH Wellness Centres, or in a mix of all these locations.

How long can I receive STRC and TCP care?

You can receive STRC care for periods up to eight weeks (56 days), twice in any 12-month period. TCP can be offered for up to 12 weeks.

To learn more about ECH STRC or TCP packages, call ECH on 1300 275 324.

`“I have found the TCP program extremely beneficial and I’m really thankful for the extra support I receive, particularly working with ECH Physiotherapists and Speech Pathologists.” – Michael, TCP client.´