About subacute care in WA

Subacute care services aim to improve the quality of life for patients who have a functional impairment by maximising their functional capacity and independence.

Services focus on helping patients through goal-oriented interventions and multidisciplinary management.

Types of subacute care services include:

  • rehabilitation
  • geriatric evaluation and management (GEM)
  • psycho-geriatric care
  • palliative care.

Services can be delivered in a range of inpatient and outpatient settings, including:

  • inpatient hospital wards
  • day therapy units
  • through geriatric and psycho-geriatric consultation and liaison services
  • rehabilitation in the home
  • community and home-based services.

More information

Aged and Continuing Care Directorate

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Subacute, Community and Aged Care Directorate