Post Acute Care (PAC) supports patients, including TAC clients, for the first 30 days after their discharge from a public hospital.
PAC services include community nursing, personal care and home care. These services can support the person in their recovery and treatment as they transition from hospital to home.
In preparation for discharge, the services are typically arranged this way:
- The hospital makes a referral to the PAC provider in the person’s Local Government Area (LGA).
- This referral details the services and supports the person needs.
- The PAC provider arranges the services and supports, which come out of hospital funding.
The public hospital should liaise with the TAC to arrange services for the client if they are required beyond 30 days from their discharge date.
Visit the Victorian Department of Health website for a list of which PAC program is responsible for each Victorian postcode.
Visit the Better Health Channel for a description of Post Acute Care.