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Aged Care Glossary

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Transition care

Transition care provides short-term care that seeks to optimise the functioning and independence of older people after a hospital stay. It seeks to enable more people to return home after a hospital stay rather than enter residential care.

Transition Care Program

The Transition Care Program provides a package of short-term care that seeks to optimise the functioning and independence of older people after a hospital stay. It seeks to enable more people to return home after a hospital stay rather than enter an aged care home.

Translating and interpreting service

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) is available for both English and non-English speakers. For non-English speakers, TIS National can provide telephone and onsite interpreters. For English speakers, TIS National provides interpreting services to help communicate with non-English speaking people, using telephone interpreting, ATIS - the Automated Telephone Interpreting Service and onsite interpreting.