Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC)
In June 2017, Debra had a stroke which severely affected her memory, mobility and strength. Following her discharge from hospital, Debra required intensive therapy to recover her balance which impacted her daily living.
Eight weeks after her stroke, Debra showed no signs of improvement, so an Aged Care Assessment Team assessed Debra and referred her to our Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) program.
Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) is an eight-week intensive program designed to reverse or slow a person’s functional decline. The program is delivered by a team of health professionals to help people adapt to their changing needs.
Debra’s team included support from:
- Occupational Therapist;
- Exercise Physiologist;
- Physiotherapist; and
Debra also received minor home modifications such as handrails and paving, along with a stairlift so she could safely access her living areas upstairs.
Debra recalls having a hard time walking, especially walking on uneven ground and staying upright. Prior to receiving STRC, she had many falls and couldn’t drive or work, which caused her to lose confidence and to never leave her home. By far the most successful result was when Debra’s balance improved thanks to the Exercise Physiologist, Dylan.
Shortly after completing the STRC program, Debra was assigned a Home Care Package and chose EACH as her provider.
Debra has formed lovely friendships with her support workers Danielle and Donna who provide domestic support and gardening services for her. Debra really enjoys her new raised veggie patches and is grateful for her paving which allows her access to her garden.
Gardening has been wonderful therapy for Debra. Thanks to her newfound confidence she is able to now spend time weeding her garden beds and potting up orchids in her shade house.
Debra credits the STRC program and says that it provided “wonderful helpful people that made my life easier and more fulfilling”.
About Short-Term Restorative Care
The Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) Programme is an innovative program that provides early intervention with the aim to reverse and/or slow functional decline and optimise independence.
STRC is delivered through a multi-disciplinary team, case manager, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, allied health assistant, dietetics and podiatry. The team works together to build goals that are important to the client to regain independence and autonomy rather than commencing long term care prematurely.
This is provided in a home setting for a period of no longer than 8 weeks. STRC is ideal for people who are:
- Goal-orientated and have the desire to reverse or slow the difficulties being experienced with everyday tasks.
- Not currently receiving any Commonwealth Government aged care services in the form of residential care, home care or any other type of flexible care under the act.
We provide Short Term Restorative Care in the following regions and surrounding areas:
VIC – Ferntree Gully
NSW – Port Macquarie, Campbelltown and Hamilton North
For more information on our (STRC) program, please call us on 1300 003 224 or visit the link below.