Short-Term Restorative Care Programme – allocation of 475 new places

On 23 February 2017, the Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, announced the allocation of 475 new Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) places through the 2016-17 Aged Care Approvals Round (ACAR).

The STRC Programme is an Australian Government subsidised, early intervention, aged care program which aims to reverse and/ or slow ‘functional decline’ in older people and improve wellbeing through the delivery of time-limited (up to 56 days), intensive, goal-orientated, multidisciplinary and coordinated packages of services designed for, and approved by care recipients. GPs are well placed to refer their clients to be assessed for eligibility to receive STRC and other forms of aged care, as well as participate in STRC multidisciplinary teams (MDTs).

The pdf factsheet (1.29 MB) provides key information about STRC and includes:

  • Who can get STRC and how they can get it
  • How GPs can be involved in the program; and
  • Where to go for more information about STRC.

Further information