Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC)

Martin Luther Homes offers Short-Term Restorative Care (short: STRC), either at our modern facility or in the comfort of your own home. STRC helps recipients to regain their autonomy and prevent them from relying on long-term care. The STRC services are tailored to the individual and can include physio, social work, nursing support, and personal care.


Call us for more information at 03 9760 2100.


What is STRC?

Short-Term Restorative Care (short STRC) is a new program that provides early intervention care for older people. It aims at keeping you independent by reversing and/or slowing functional health decline. Its ultimate goal is to help recipients to regain their autonomy and to prevent them from relying on long-term care.

The STRC is delivered in the form of a tailored, multidisciplinary package of services. These include physiotherapy, social work, nursing support, personal care, and the provision of new technologies that make your life easier.

The STRC service is limited to a maximum of 56 days and can be delivered at Martin Luther Homes’ facilities in Melbourne’s East or in the comfort of your own home.

How is STRC financed?

A range of services are financed by the Federal Government and if you are eligible, you are expected to contribute to the costs, if you can afford to do so. However, STRC does not require you to undergo an income assessment. You also have the option to pay for additional services that are provided by Martin Luther Homes.

How to access STRC?

Your access is based on an aged care assessment with an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) that you can arrange by contacting MyAgedCare on 1800 200 422 or directly by clicking HERE.

You can access STRC services if you are:

  • an older person
  • slowing down mentally and/or physically
  • not interested in long-term care
  • interested in remaining as independent as possible

Find out more about STRC HERE.