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Short-Term Restorative Care

Short-Term Restorative Care

This is an eight-week program, especially designed to help you regain or maintain your wellbeing and independence.

Short-term Restorative Care program

integratedliving recognises the importance of seniors to being able to live independently and safely at home. Our Short-Term Restorative Care program (STRC) seeks to ensure that people’s health goals are met to improve their wellbeing.

When you join the STRC program, you will collaborate with our wonderful team of accredited health specialists to identify your goals and tailor therapy based on your General Practitioner’s advice and your personal needs. Receive restorative care support from the comfort of your home or you may also choose to come in to one of our Wellness Centres. 

Benefits of our Short-Term Restorative Care program:

  • Receive multi-disciplinary services for a range of needs.
  • Get holistic support that ensures all your health goals are met.
  • Regain and maintain your independence.

Pete wanted to quit his 60 year smoking habit. Under the guidance of the STRC program, Pete focused on forming new habits and was able to quit smoking on day 21 of the program.

“The best part of the program is that my mental and physical wellbeing is so much better than it’s been for many, many years.”
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Services available under this program

We provide access to a variety of services that support older Australians to live independently in their homes. They include;

  • Nursing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Audiology
  • Speech pathology
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Psychology, social work or counselling support 
  • Dietitian and nutritionist services
  • In home help including personal care
  • Home upkeep services including gardening, lawn and home maintenance
  • Exercise programs.

The Short-Term Restorative Care program is currently available in the below regions:

  • Hunter and Illawarra region, New South Wales
  • Far North, Northern and the Wide Bay region of Queensland
  • East Arnhem region, Northern Territory
  • The Gippsland region, Victoria
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Southern Tasmania.

If you are interested in the program and you live outside of these regions, please call our Customer Service Centre on 1300 782 896 for more information.

Eligibility criteria*

  • You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
*Other eligibility criteria may apply Contact us for more info.

How can I access this service?

You can access this service in several ways, depending on your needs and individual situation.

In Home In Home

One of our friendly staff will visit you at home at a time that works for you.

Learn more about in home services

In Community In Community

A team member can help take you from A to B in your local community.

Learn more about services in your community

Delivered Online Delivered Online

We can deliver this service to you over a video call on a computer or tablet.

Learn more about our virtual services

How can I pay?

There are several ways to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.


Government Funding

Home Care Package and Commonwealth Home Support Program options.

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Private pay

You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself if you’re not receiving government funding.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team of trained health professionals and coaches will work with you to achieve and maintain your health goals.

Yes, this service can be aligned with your values and preferences. We will take the time to learn your individual cultural and care needs so they are always considered when making their recommendations. They will also encourage you to set meaningful goals and help you to achieve them. You may also have your preferred support person included during the consultations or access interpreting services if required.

You may not be eligible for this program if you were hospitalised with overnight stays in the last three months. Contact us on 1300 782 896 to find out more.

Your preferred Allied Health professional will need to be registered to our supplier framework before they are allowed to work with you to deliver services under our Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) program.

Yes, you can take up to seven days leave from the Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) program. If you are absent, or is hospitalised for more than seven consecutive overnight stays, the STRC program will automatically stop and you will need to reapply to restart the program. The program has to be completed in one block of an eight-week period.

You may participate in our Short-Term Restorative Care program twice a year. Contact us on 1300 782 896 to find out more.

Depending on your health goal, an Occupational Therapist can assess you and your home. They may prescribe new equipment like mobility aids, personal alarms, hand rails, kitchen aids and more. Equipment can be purchased through the program and remains yours once the program ends.

Yes, your Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) program approval lasts six months from the date of assessment. A new request for a STRC program would need to be submitted after this period. Please note that integratedliving has a waiting list for this program in certain regions.

One of our health professionals will contact you and set you up to begin the program. They will also contact your general practitioner and work closely with you to design an individualised eight-week program, completed under their guidance. A review will be conducted midway and towards the end of the program to ensure that you're getting the most out of the program.

All health services selected must be in line with your program goals. You can work with your designated health coach to map these goals at the start of your program.

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