Safe and Supported at Home (SASH)

SASH is a post hospital discharge program that provides 6 weeks of care in your own home.
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Help to get back on your feet after a hospital stay

As a SASH provider for the Western NSW Local Health District, we are committed to providing continuity of care for patients once they leave hospital.

We'll help you re-establish daily living skills and build your independence as you get back on your feet.

Re-establish your daily living skills

Case management

An experienced LiveBetter case manager will work with you to coordinate your services and ensure they meet your individual needs.

Personal care

We'll help you with tasks like showering and getting dressed so you can live independently at home.

Domestic assistance

From cooking meals to keeping your home safe and clean, we'll give you a helping hand with everyday chores.

Transport

We'll provide you with transport so you can get to appointments and stay connected to the community.

Meal preparation

We'll take the stress out of eating well by supporting you with cooking and meal preparation.

Shopping

Our home care worker will assist with shopping for your essential needs as you recover at home.

Contact us to see how LiveBetter can help

1800 580 580

How can SASH assist me?

SASH is a 6-week, low level program for people who need temporary support, or who are waiting to receive ongoing care. In some cases, the program can be extended beyond the initial 6 weeks depending on your individual circumstances.

The program encourages a safe and early discharge from hospital, and helps prevent avoidable readmissions. It is designed for people under the age of 65 years who are in the process of applying for the NDIS, or who are unable to qualify for NDIS funding.

When you are referred for SASH, you will be assigned a LiveBetter case manager who will chat to you about your needs, and work with you to coordinate your support. We encourage all our participants to have choice over their care. SASH services, such as personal care and domestic assistance, can be delivered by our team or through external providers.

If required, we can also refer SASH participants to an advocacy service for help with applying for the NDIS.

Who is eligible for SASH?

Referrals for SASH are made through the hospital or community mental health. Eligibility is determined by NSW Health and screened by the Aged Care Access Centre.

How much does SASH cost?

The SASH program is funded by NSW Health. You will be asked to make a contribution of $10 a week, with total contributions capped at $60. This amount is negotiable, depending on your financial circumstances.

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