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Transitional residential care after hospital

After a stay in a hospital, some people need a bit of extra care and support. Transitional care is available and can be offered both in the person’s own home or – if their care needs are greater – in a ‘live-in’ environment such as a hostel or residential aged care home.

For some people, recovery doesn’t go as well as they’d hoped, and a permanent move back to their own home isn’t possible. A transitional care setting can be the best place to assess your ongoing care needs and consider what the best next move is.

Find out more about transitional care and costs

If it turns out that a move back home isn’t right for you, all of the support and advice you need to choose an aged care home will be readily available. Staff and social workers will be on-hand to let you know about different types of aged care, the costs, the government funding support, and the process for landing a room in an aged care home that’s just right.

Learn more about costs and financial assistance.