Interim Care

COVID-19 changes to visiting our hospitals

Updated 13 February at 1:30pm

Standard COVID-19 visitor restrictions apply at this facility. This means you must not visit this facility if:

  • You are unwell
  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have been asked to self-quarantine
  • You have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting test results
  • You have had contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • You have a fever (37.5 degrees or more) or history of fever (e.g. nights sweats, chills) or acute respiratory infection (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, sore throat), runny nose, vomiting or nausea, diarrhoea, loss of smell or loss of taste.
  • You have returned from overseas or a hotspot in the last 14 days and do not have an exemption to visit.

Additionally you must not visit this facility if:

  • You have been in a public exposure site as listed by the Victorian Government in the last 14 days
  • You have been in Greater Melbourne area on or after 29 January 2021, unless 14 days have passed since you were in Greater Melbourne, or you have received a negative COVID-19 test result.

If you are unsure if visitor restrictions apply to you – please call ahead and ask the ward or facility before you arrive.

We support older people who require long-term accommodation in a residential aged care facility. The 28-bed unit provides support for up to 4 weeks. During this time we help patients get back to daily living activities as well as finalise long-term care arrangement.

Our services

We help patients make informed choices about their future accommodation needs. We aim to maintain and optimise the individual’s functional capacity with a multidisciplinary approach to:

  • activities of daily living and ability to manage personal cares
  • mobility and physical capacity maintenance or improvement where feasible
  • continence
  • leisure skills
  • medication management
  • communication
  • diet and nutrition
  • pain management
  • education on chronic diseases
  • preparation for discharge to a residential facility.


Interim Care – patient experience

Please view our latest video about the Interim Care service which explores the experiences of one of our fabulous elderly patients.

How to access this service

Referrals to interim care can be made by any member of the patient’s hospital treating team and must be assessed or deemed to be eligible by the Aged Care Assessment Service. Patients must have consented to the Residential Aged Care Pathway.

Visiting

Visiting hours for this facility have changed.  Visitors are welcome between Noon to 6 pm daily.

Where visitors are not able to visit within these times please contact the Nurse Unit Manager or Case Manager of the area. Children are welcome to visit as long as they are in the care of a responsible adult. Visitors are asked to consider the needs of other patients in the room and common areas of the facility.

There may be times when visitors are asked to leave, so that treatment or care can be provided.

We appreciate everyone’s co-operation and understanding.

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Contact us

Brighton Health Campus
Location: 449 Hornibrook Highway
Brighton
Phone: (07) 3631 7600
Fax: (07) 3631 7800
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