Regain your independence after a hospital stay
One way to get support is through the Transitional Aged Care Program (TACP): a set of services for patients being discharged from hospital who require clinical and community support to recover safely at home.
Recover safely at home
Coordination with NSW Health
Community care services
What is the Transitional Aged Care Program (TACP)?
The TACP program helps you regain your independence after a hospital stay, rather than risk being readmitted or prematurely entering into an aged care home. It offers more support than what the ComPacks Program provides, and usually lasts for 12 weeks.
LiveBetter provides TACP services to people living in the Western NSW Local Health District. To find out if you are in this region, please see the district map.
Who is eligible for the Transitional Aged Care Program?
TACP is for people over 65 years old who have had lengthy hospital admissions and decreased functioning, or wish to avoid being placed in an aged care home. Eligibility is decided by the Western NSW Local Health District.
How can the Transitional Aged Care Program assist me?
Each patient in the program is assigned a NSW health coordinator in hospital, who will work with you to put together a care plan outlining the services you require. The LiveBetter team receives your care plan and puts your services in place for you: for example, a home care worker to provide domestic assistance and personal care several days a week.
We’ll organise these services based on your preferred days and times, so you are comfortable and well-supported to get back on your feet.
How much does TACP cost?
LiveBetter does not arrange or accept payment for TACP services. This is managed through NSW Health.