Transition Care

Barossa Village’s Transition Care Program (TCP) provides frail elderly and disabled people with short-term (up to 12 weeks) residential care or community care, including rehabilitation assistance following hospitalisation. The aim is to prevent inappropriate long-term residential aged care placement while providing appropriate community services to ensure safety and security at home.

We offer a range of TCP care services, including therapy, nursing support and/or personal care to help people return to their home and regain independence. We also develop medium to long term support programs for meals and personal care as required.

Transition Care is recommended by hospitals and requires an assessment from the Aged Care Assessment Team, who will meet with you and your family and assess your needs.


  • Care coordination
  • Nursing
  • Access to Allied Health Therapies, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy
  • Personal – care assistance
  • Meal assistance
  • Social activities
  • Social work
  • House cleaning
  • Continence aids
  • Equipment
  • Transport

There is a daily care fee that you are required to pay. Barossa Village will discuss your payment options with you, which can be reviewed at any time during the program.

Transition Care services can be provided for up to 12 weeks, but the average program length is 8 weeks. The length of your program will depend on your progress during transition care and your individual care needs.

  • "Dad has dementia and was just getting too much for Mum. She didn't want to give up on him, but she need a break so we arranged a trip to Melbourne to see an AFL game with the grand kids. The Barossa Village Respite Care program was a lifesaver for both of them."

    David (48), Tea Tree Gully
  • "My Dad really feared losing his independence but after Mum died he wasn't eating properly and had several falls. The Residency staff were very sensitive to his needs and made sure he had plenty of space and time to adjust when he moved in. Now he has made several mates, has put on weight and is telling jokes again."
    John (51), Tanunda
  • When both of my children went off to university I was at a bit of a loose end. I didn't really want to return to full time work but I knew I still had a lot to give. Now I have a weekly meeting with several Barossa Village residents - we have a coffee, a chat and I help them with their shopping. It's a rewarding part of my week.
    Glenys (46)
  • "I just wasn't aware that a thing like Transitional Care existed. Mum was recovering from a bowel operation and we just couldn't lift her so Barossa Village arranged a care program until she was back on her feet - which freed us up to cook her healthy meals and spend quality time with her."
    Bronwyn (49), Angaston
  • "My 80 year old mother had a fall and broke her shoulder. The level of service offered by Barossa Village was incredible - showering, dressing, driving to doctor's appointments. I live interstate and couldn't be with her all the time. It made me feel a lot happier that she was well looked after and she also recovered quickly."
    James (48), Melbourne
  • "I live by myself in my own home at least 20 kilometres from Barossa Village. But I get involved in all of their social programs including trips to wineries, picnics and film afternoons. I really look forward to my days out and a few laughs."
    Jane (82), Angaston