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Transition Care Program

Contact Details

Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Location: Rehabilitation Ward, Main Entrance, Echuca Regional Health
Phone: 03 5485 5175
Fax: 03 5485 5272


The Transition Care Program (TCP) provides low level therapy and care for up to 12 weeks for people over the age of 65. People can be admitted to the program in either a residential bed in the Rehabilitation Ward or receive therapy in their own home. Admission to the program must follow a hospital stay. The program allows people to take more time in a non-hospital environment to complete their rehabilitation or to achieve the best possible recovery. TCP can also support families to finalise long term care arrangements, including returning home with supports and residential placement. The program provides therapy which may include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, nursing support, social work, podiatry , dietetic advice and Case Management.  In addition, services provided to community-based clients may include personal care, home care and in-house respite. The ERH program is part of a formal partnership with Bendigo Health Care Group. ERH currently has six residential places and six community based places.

Eligibility for TCP

  • Currently an inpatient of hospital
  • At least 65 years of age
  • Medically stable and ready for discharge from hospital
  • Eligible to enter low or high care permanent residential care
  • Assessed by the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) as suitable for TCP
  • Would benefit from the program


Client contributions for TCP are currently 84% of single aged pension per day for residential clients, and 17.5% of single aged pension per day for home based clients.

Departments and Services In Patient Services Transition Care Program