The Transitional Aged Care Program (TACP) supports older people to recover at home after being in hospital. TACP is designed to provide the therapy support and services you need to be as independent as possible.
The program starts from the day you leave hospital and can run for up to 12 weeks, depending on your needs. In this time, you will be supported by a case manager and a team of health professionals. They will help support you to get back to what is important to you.
What does TACP offer you?
This will depend on what type of support you need.
You may have access to:
- Nursing support
- Allied health support such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietetics, social work and allied health assistants
- Help with cleaning, shopping, transport, showering and meal preparation
- Carer support and in home respite
- Short term equipment loan
Who can access TACP?
People aged 65 years and over (or 50 years and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) may be assessed for TACP while in hospital.
This assessment by the Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) can be arranged with your consent during your stay.
The outcome of the ACAP assessment will determine if you can access the program.
How much does TACP cost?
The cost of TACP is no more than 17.5% of the daily rate of the current single aged pension. However, no one will be excluded from the program based on their inability to pay.
A TACP Coordinator will discuss the fees with you before you join the program. They will answer any questions or concerns.