Transition Care Program (TCP)

Transition Care aims to help older people complete their recovery following a hospital stay. The program can be provided in the community or in a residential setting. Each client will receive an individualised care plan and their length of time on the program will vary depending on these individual needs and goals.

The services provided as part of TCP will vary, ranging from services which improve a care recipient’s capacity for independent living to services that enable a care recipient to have the time to plan and to enter residential aged care at an optimal level of functioning.

Eligibility Criteria

Clients must be medically stable, aged 65 years or over (or with aged related disabilities) and be a current hospital inpatient. The Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) assess and approve the eligibility of clients for the Transition Care Program in accordance with the Aged Care Act and the ACAP Program Guidelines.


The cost is calculated at 85% of the current single aged pension for residential care and 17.5% of the current single aged pension for community based TCP.


Enquiries can be made directly to the TCP Administration Team on the number below. The links to the Eastern Health TCP Referral Form and TCP Client Agreement are as follows:

- Eastern Health TCP Referral Form

- TCP Client Agreement 

Client information booklet and agreement

The Transition Care Program information booklet and agreement is now available for download at www.health.vic.gov.au/transitioncare in English. It is also available in nine languages (Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Turkish and Vietnamese) via the following link http://www.healthtranslations.vic.gov.au for clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


Transition Care Program, PO Box 5177, Wantirna, 3152

P  (03) 9955 7585     F  (03) 9870 8599


TCP Administration: Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.30pm

Visiting Times : There are no fixed visiting times for the TCP residential sites. If you have a query, please contact the facility manager or, when admitted, with the TCP case manager.