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Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC)

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What is the Short-term Restorative Care program?

Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) provides recovery focussed support after a set-back impacting your daily life and activities. You’ll receive specialist knowledge to help you feel strong, healthy, and happy again.

It’s a government-funded program through My Aged Care designed to support you, improve your well-being, and help you regain or retain your independence.  

A referral and an assessment by the aged care assessment team is required, however we’re here to guide you through the process.

Benefits of Short-term Restorative Care

  • Free program for eligible seniors

  • We work with you to create a tailored program based on your goals, supported by a team of health professionals

  • Frequent meetings with a dedicated Wellbeing Manager

  • You may continue to receive Commonwealth Home Support Program services as well as the STRC program, at the same time, without disruption

Client Testimonials

What our clients say about the Short-term Restorative Care program

I learned how to stand again, reduce the risk of falling, and what to eat to help meet my medical needs.


They’ll get me anything I need to make my life easier. I didn’t know what was available to me, and they have all the ideas and suggestions.


You rescued me. If anything went wrong again, I would immediately contact Feros Care.


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How does the Short-Term Restorative Care program work?

It’s all about you! Your health, your well-being, and helping you to return to what’s important to you, so this flexible care program is completely driven by you. You identify the goals and tell us what you’d like to achieve through your STRC program. Your Wellbeing Manager will then match you with the right health professionals to help you reach those goals. Then, over an eight-week period, we work together to deliver the program in the comfort of your home, or within the community. For example, you may have a goal of improving your physical fitness, so you may work with an Exercise Physiologist who could organise for you to do hydrotherapy at a local pool. 

We are passionate about your well-being. Let us help provide the support you need to feel like you again.

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Restorative Programs

Services tailored to align with your goals

We work with a range of allied health professionals to help tailor a program aligned to your goals.

  • Exercise sessions
  • One-on-one physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Home modification assessments
  • Podiatry
  • Nutrition and meal planning advice
  • Nursing
  • Transport
  • Personal assistance and support services

We can even provide innovative new assistive technologies to help keep you safe and secure, monitor your health, and/or enable you to connect socially with others. Regardless of your goals, there’s something for everyone!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible for the STRC program?

STRC is ideal for people who are goal-orientated and want to return to an earlier or improved level of function. To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Obtain a referral from a health professional to My Aged Care and undergo an assessment by the aged care assessment team
  • Not have been in hospital in the three months before the date of assessment
  • Not have received Transitional Care in the six months before the assessment
  • Not be a Home Care Package client or receiving Residential Aged Care services
  • Not be receiving end-of-life care

You can still receive your usual Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), DVA, or NDIS services while you participate in the Short-Term Restorative Care program.

To find out if you are eligible for this support, please call our aged care experts on 1300 461 461, or complete the form below.

Is there is a cost for the STRC program?

You do not have to complete a means assessment to access the program and there is no expectation for you to contribute to the cost of the program. You do have the option to make a contribution toward the cost of the program to access additional support.

How long does the STRC program go for?

STRC is an eight-week program. If assessed as eligible by ACAT (ACAS in Victoria), you can access two periods of eight weeks twice over a 12-month period.

Client Stories

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