What is it?
The Short-Term Restorative Care program is an Australian Government initiative, designed to help older Australians stay independent and living in their own homes.
It is an eight-week program of targeted physical activity and therapy services, delivered to clients in their own homes or local communities.
Participation in the Short-Term Restorative Care program is subsidised by the Australian Government, with clients expected to make small contribution to the program.
How does it work?
At Southern Cross Care, our Short-Term Restorative Care services are delivered by a team of allied health professionals and therapists, who can tailor a program of services to suit your individual needs and goals.
We can work with you to deliver high-quality services in your own home, or at our world-class Community Health & Wellness Centre at Carmelite in Myrtle Bank.
Throughout the eight-week program, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist will coordinate a range of health-improving services such as;
- Exercise classes to improve your strength, fitness, balance and mobility
- Massage therapy
We can also help you to re-connect with your local community through a range of social programs.
Southern Cross Care is currently offering Short-Term Restorative Care services to people in South Australia and Darwin.
To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, experiencing difficulty with day to day activities, have not been hospitalised due to a significant incident in the previous three months, are not receiving end of life care or a Home Care Package, and have not received Short-Term Restorative Care services within the past six months.
Contact us today and get back to your best
To find out more about the Southern Cross Care’s Short-Term Restorative Care services, please contact our friendly team;
You can also talk directly to My Aged Care, about receiving a referral into the Short Term Restorative Care program;
Refer a friend
Refer a friend who is eligible* for our Short-Term Restorative Care program, and if they get a program referral from the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT), you will receive a free massage valued at $75 – valid at any one of our three Health & Wellness Centres.
All you need to do is contact Alex Webb and let her know the name of the person you are referring. Then, if we receive your friend’s referral from the Aged Care Assessment Team, we’ll be in touch with instructions on how to redeem your free massage.
If we receive your friend’s referral from the Aged Care Assessment Team, we’ll be in touch with instructions on how to redeem your free massage.
Aged 65+, experiencing difficulties with day-to-day activities, have not been hospitalised due to a significant incident in the previous three months, and are not receiving end-of-life care or a Home Care Package. Referral incentive is only available to current or discharged Southern Cross Care Short-Term Restorative Care clients.