Rehabilitation in the Home

Rehabilitation in the Home provides people who have been in hospital with access to rehabilitation therapies and nursing in their home, instead of in a hospital setting. Rehabilitation programs can be provided either face to face during home visits or, when suitable, by using video calls with an iPad which can be provided by the Rehabilitation in the Home service.

Regular therapy sessions are provided in your home at times convenient to you. The rehabilitation team will work with you to develop rehabilitation goals that can be met within the time frame of the program.

There is no cost to access home rehabilitation services.

Services available

Rehabilitation in the Home may include services from allied health staff, nurses and doctors and aims to enable you to regain independence in daily tasks. You may also be provided with equipment on a temporary free loan to support your rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation in the Home provides the following services:

  • rehabilitation and Geriatric Medicine Specialist assessment and review
  • nursing
  • allied Health including:
    • Physiotherapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Pathology
    • Dietetics
    • Social Work
    • Exercise Physiology 
    • Allied Health Assistant
  • personal care assistance where this is an identified rehabilitation goal
  • short term equipment loan.

Rehabilitation in the Home services also incorporate access to telerehabilitation services, as described above. 

Eligibility criteria

To access Rehabilitation in the Home, you must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • currently be in hospital and have rehabilitation goals
  • be motivated to participate
  • be medically stable
  • have a home environment that is suitable for therapy.

Accessing Rehabilitation in the Home

Rehabilitation in the Home is provided from several metropolitan hospital locations across South Australia. To access Rehabilitation in the Home, you will need a referral from the team who are providing your care whilst in hospital.

See referral and contact information for a list of site locations.

Referral and contact information

Metropolitan Adelaide

Central Adelaide Local Health Network

To discuss referral, complete the Referral forms (XLS 154KB) and contact the Inpatient Rehabilitation Triage (Patient flow) Coordinator on 0421 098 528 or via email

Further information is available in the patient information sheet (PDF 90KB)


General enquiries-
Phone: The RITH Manager: (08) 8222 8660 or 0439 202 559

Referral enquiries-

Phone: (08) 8222 1607
Mobile: 0421 098 528

Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
207-255 Hampstead Road, Lightsview 5085 SA

Services are provided 7 days for Nursing and Allied Health

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

To discuss referrals, contact the Ambulatory Rehabilitation Clinical Manager on (08) 7321 4100.

Services are provided over 7 days (Nursing) and 5 days (Allied Health).


Phone: (08) 7425 8771
Fax: (08) 7425 8780

Northern Adelaide Rehabilitation Service
Smart Road, Modbury SA 5092

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

SALHN Rehabilitation Referral Form (PDF 298KB)

To discuss referrals, contact the SALHN Rehabilitation Assessment Coordinator 0401 716 499.

Phone: (08) 8404 2310
Fax: (08) 8404 2292
Pager: 17991 (also text pager)
Mobile: 0423 781 019 or 0434 070 432

Services are provided over 7 days (Nursing) and 6 days (Allied Health).

Further information is available in the Home Rehabilitation patient information brochure (PDF 389KB)


For general queries, contact the Home Rehabilitation Manager on 0478 404 030.

Country South Australia

For more information about rehabilitation services in country South Australia, contact the rehabilitation sites to discuss options:

Berri, phone (08) 8580 2500
Mount Gambier, phone (08) 8721 1460
Whyalla, phone (08) 8648 8327