Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) Programme

The STRC Programme provides services to older people for up to 8 weeks to help them delay or avoid long-term care. Read about the STRC Programme, including how it's managed, approved provider responsibilities, and how to deliver STRC services.

About the program

Find out about short-term restorative care, who it's for and why it's important.

Your responsibilities

You must do things like meet quality standards, provide flexible care agreements, and manage subsidies, fees and services.

Fees you can charge

Find out what fees you can charge as an approved provider of short-term restorative care.

Manage STRC services

Learn about how to set up and manage services under the Short-Term Restorative Care Programme.

My Aged Care

Visit the My Aged Care website to find information about how to access Australian Government–funded aged care services. You can apply for an assessment online and search for local aged care providers that meet your needs. You can also call Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm.

Short-Term Restorative Care Programme manual

This manual guides service delivery under the Short-Term Restorative Care Programme.

Read the manual

Latest resources

Latest resources

My Aged Care – Assessor Portal User Guide 14 – Short-Term Restorative Care – ACAT

This guide explains how Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACAT) assessors and delegates should enter and manage Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) details in the My Aged Care assessor portal.

Specialisation verification – final framework

The final framework sets out the criteria for specialised care delivery. Aged care providers who deliver specific services that meet diverse needs may apply for specialisation verification.

Review and development of a specialisation verification framework for My Aged Care – Final report

This final report from Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA) outlines the results of a review into selecting special needs specialisations within the My Aged Care system's Find a Provider tool. It also discusses developing a framework to verify specialisations and research on ways to do this.

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Residential aged care

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