Restorative Care Program
What is restorative care?
The Restorative Care Program (RCP) aims to improve your independence and confidence, providing you time and opportunity to return to normal activities after a hospital or rehabilitation stay.
How can the RCP help you?
While in the program, you can access a range of health and lifestyle services designed to meet your needs. Services are offered as part of an ongoing care plan, giving you and your family time to consider and plan for your long-term care needs; this may include returning home with community support or becoming a resident in an aged care facility.
You will be supported by a Care Coordinator during your time. The role of your Care Coordinator is to work with you and your family to identify what services you require, to meet your goals and assist you and your family with your discharge plans.
Services may include personal and/or nursing care (showering and dressing assistance), medical care, meals, transport to/from appointments, lifestyle activity program, and low-level therapies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, podiatry and dietetics.
Where is the Restorative Care Program located?
Barwon Health’s RCP is provided at The Homestead residential aged care facility in Wallington. This provider offers accommodation within their accredited facility.
How do I access the RCP?
Before accessing RCP, a Planning and Referral Team (PaRT) member or Social Worker will meet with you and your family to discuss your long term care plan. During this time, a number of agreed goals will be identified with you. These goals will be revisited during your time in restorative care. If you agree RCP is right for you, your PaRT member or social worker will be able to provide you with further details.
Last Modified: Friday, 22 February 2019
For more information about RCP, contact the Admissions Assistant on (03) 4215 3214.