WA transition care places funding

The Western Australia Government has welcomed Federal Government funding of up to $33.75 million to provide older Western Australians with access to transition services following a hospital stay.

 

The State Government will provide up to $23.45 million to co-fund the initiative.

 

Transition care places (TCP) provide a package of services for older Western Australians after a hospital stay, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy, social work, nursing support and personal care. The transition care program offers up to 12 weeks' care, delivered either in a person's home or in a residential care setting.

 

The additional TCP places will help to keep frail, older Western Australians safer by reducing the time they spend in hospital awaiting Commonwealth aged care services.

 

Western Australia has been allocated the funding by the Federal Government to fund 60 permanent and 120 time limited TCP places over the next four years.

 

Transition Care Program places are jointly funded by the Federal and State and Territory governments.

 

WA Health will work with the Commonwealth and with aged care service providers to deliver the additional places, which will help many older Western Australians to stay in their own homes or access to services while awaiting residential aged care.

 

10 April 2019.