Transition Care Programs
We provide short-term support to older people who require more time and care in a non-acute hospital environment. We assist older people to transition home or to a residential care facility.
We offer two programs to help clients transition:
- Community Transition Care Program—provides short term care in the client’s home.
- Residential Transition Care Program—provides short term care in a residential facility.
Eligible clients will be provided services based upon their immediate care needs and future planning which could include:
- case management—a designated health professional to coordinate, establish support and services
- nursing care including showering assistance, wound and medication management
- domestic assistance including light housekeeping, laundry, shopping
- transport to medical appointments (related to your recent hospital admission)
- additional therapeutic care including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, dietetics and social work
- medical management in collaboration with your general practitioner
- nursing services available 7 days per week including public holidays
- allied health service available Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
We encourage family and friends to visit our patients during their stay. Visiting hours are flexible and vary from ward to ward. Some wards/areas have restricted visiting hours due to the nature of care being provided in that particular clinical area and most wards have rest periods. Visitors can ask ward staff about the particular visiting arrangements for the ward where their relative or friend is staying.
Visitors are asked to consider the needs of other patients in the room. The nurse unit manager is responsible for the ward and may ask visitors to leave, or restrict visitors during medical and nursing procedures and in emergency situations. Visitors should not attend the hospital if they have a potentially infectious illness (e.g. coughs or colds, gastro symptoms). Children are to be accompanied by an adult at all times.
To contact a ward, phone our switchboard on (07) 36317400 and ask to be put through.
How to access this service
Referrals can be made by treating teams in a hospital or rehabilitation unit. You must be assessed as eligible by the Aged Care Assessment Service. Referrals can be coordinated by discharge planners or in public hospitals by the Geriatric Rehabilitation and Liaison Service.
To be accepted to a transition care program you will need to:
- be medically stable
- be able to participate in a structured therapy program
- be able to participate in goal setting
- be motivated to participate in the program.
Residential Transition Care Program
Location: 25 Kolberg Street, ZILLMERE QLD 4034
Phone: (07) 3363 4333
Community Transition Care Program
Location: Ground floor, Dolphin House, Brighton Health Campus, 449 Hornibrook Highway, Brighton
Phone: (07) 3631 7300
Need help outside hours?
For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.
In an emergency call 000.