Rehabilitation and complex care (subacute) services play an integral role within Victoria’s health care system, supporting people to maximise their independence and functioning, and minimise long-term health needs.
Rehabilitation and complex care are a diverse group of services promoting effective seamless care, from acute care back into the community. These services are provided in hospitals, community rehabilitation centres and in people’s homes.
Subacute planning framework
Victoria's subacute planning framework envisions a modern, integrated subacute system that meets the complex healthcare needs and expectations of individuals and the community.
Admitted rehabilitation is aimed at maximising independence and quality of life for a person with a disability.
There are specialist rehabilitation services for burns, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, and admitted paediatric rehabilitation.
Geriatric Evaluation and Management
Geriatric Evaluation and Management improves the functioning of older people who have complex and multiple medical, functional and often cognitive conditions.
Maintenance care is support for patients who have ongoing care need but no longer require an acute admission.
Health Independence Program
The Health Independence Program supports people in the community, in ambulatory settings and in people’s homes to maximise their independence.
Transition Care Program
Victoria's Transition Care Program aims to minimise the number of older people experiencing inappropriate, extended lengths of stay in hospital.
Reviewed 04 October 2015