Who can become a service provider
You can apply to become a transition care service provider by contacting your state or territory government health department.
State and territory governments are responsible for:
- day to day management of the programme
- delivering transition care to program recipients
- choosing the best way to meet local service needs and individual care needs.
What service providers do
Service providers deliver restorative care to recipients for up to 12 weeks of their allocated care period.
Extensions to Transition Care
Service providers can request an extension of up to 42 days through the My Aged Care Portal. Providers must make this request with the care recipient or their representative in the first 12 weeks of transition care. Only one extension may be granted per transition care episode.
Providers must deliver services in line with the transition care programme guidelines.
The guidelines explain:
- how services are provided
- the responsibilities of service providers
- the aged care principles that govern the program.
Breaks from care
Recipients are entitled to 7 breaks days during their transition care period. Break days can be taken individually or consecutively.
Break days count towards the total care period and are included in any recipient contribution fees.
Recipients can use breaks for hospital admissions or social purposes.
Recipients cannot use breaks for respite care or to extend the length of the care period.
For more information about breaks from transition care, see: