A Southern Cross Care Health and Wellness team member is assisting a resident at the gym.

What is it?

The Short-Term Restorative Care program is an Australian Government initiative, designed to help older Australians stay independent and living in their own homes.

It is an eight-week program of targeted physical activity and therapy services, delivered to clients in their own homes or local communities.

Participation in the Short-Term Restorative Care program is subsidised by the Australian Government, with clients expected to make small contribution to the program.

How does it work?

At Southern Cross Care, our Short-Term Restorative Care services are delivered by a team of allied health professionals and therapists, who can tailor a program of services to suit your individual needs and goals.

We can work with you to deliver high-quality services in your own home, or at our world-class Health & Wellness Centre at Carmelite in Myrtle Bank.
Throughout the eight-week program, an Accredited Exercise Physiologist will coordinate a range of health-improving services such as;

  • Exercise classes to improve your strength, fitness, balance and mobility
  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Dietetics
  • Nursing

We can also help you to re-connect with your local community through a range of social programs.


From July 1, 2019 Southern Cross Care is offering Short-Term Restorative Care services to people in Adelaide’s Eastern region.

To be eligible, you must be over 65 years of age, experiencing difficult with day to day activities, have not been hospitalised due to a significant incident in the previous three months, are not receiving end of life care or a Home Care Package, and have not received Short-Term Restorative Care services within the past six-months.

Contact us today and get back to your best

To find out more about the Southern Cross Care’s Short-Term Restorative Care services, please contact our friendly team;

Phone 1800 852 772 or (08) 8433 0475
Email carmelite.hws@southerncrosscare.com.au

You can also talk directly to My Aged Care, about receiving a referral into the Short Term Restorative Care program;

Phone 1800 200 422
Website myagedcare.gov.au