Care Awaiting Placement South (CAPS) at SALHN

CAPS is a time limited, short term/temporary stay in an aged care facility for patients awaiting permanent residential care.  Usual length of stay is expected to be 10 to 14 days.

All patients waiting for permanent residential care are expected to be considered for CAPS.

The focus whilst patients are on CAPS is to assist them to find a permanent residential care placement with assistance from the placement officers and Social Work.  The placement officers who have commenced working with the patient and family in hospital continue to assist in securing permanent placement when the patient moves to a CAPS bed.  

At the CAPS facility, patients are provided with usual services that would be received in a residential care facility including nursing support, personal care and allied health input with a focus on maintaining level of function. Weekly medical visits are undertaken.

There is a fee for patients in CAPS when they reach 35 days from admission to hospital and medically stable.  This is comparable to the daily fee charged at a residential aged care facility.

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Contact details

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Transition Services- Care Awaiting Placement Team

Telephone: (08) 7117 5313
Fax: (08) 8124 1466

Location:  Flinders University Building, Repat Health Precinct, 216 Daws Rd, DAW PARK SA

CAPS Team Mobiles: 0407 248 440 or 0481 915 892