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Short-term help

Short-term care services are available in the home or in an aged care home setting. To find out if you need an assessment and if you are eligible for short-term help services, call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.

After-hospital care

After-hospital care (also known as transition care) is available if you are recovering from an accident or illness, including after a hospital stay.

Read more about After-hospital care.

Short-term restorative care

If you have had a setback and want to get your independence back, short-term restorative care may be an option for you.

Read more about Short-term restorative care.

Respite care

Respite care (also known as short-term care) is for when you or your carer needs a break.

Read more about Respite care (also known as short-term care).

Last reviewed: 14 May, 2017.