Brightwater’s Community Transition Care Program (TCP) is specifically designed to help support adults of all ages after a hospital stay. It is time limited and helps people regain their independence and confidence to return home.
The program provides services such as low intensity therapy as well as personal and/or nursing care as part of a supported recovery process.
Brightwater’s TCP provides the following support services to clients living in their own home:
• Personal Care
• Domestic and Meal Assistance
• Shopping and Social Support
• Aids and equipment
• Exercises – Learning how to do tasks
• Help getting to appointments
Our aim is to assist people to improve their confidence and functional abilities in order to return and remain living at home.
At the conclusion of the program you may not need any further help, however if you do, Brightwater will help organise ongoing support.
Do I qualify for the TCP?
TCP is only available for people who are currently in hospital which is where assessment for this service occurs. To find out if you’re eligible, talk to the hospital staff (such as a nurse) or call Brightwater on 08 9489 5000 for more information. An ACAT assessment completed within the 4 weeks preceding commencement of Transition Care is required.
What it is the cost?
The fee for these packages is based on 17.5% of the basic single pension. However, services will not be denied due to an inability to pay.
For more information about Brightwater's TCP please call the TCP Community Coordinator on (08) 9400 8700.
You can also learn more about TCP at the Aged Care Australia website.