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SA Community Care

SA Community Care, a Wellbeing SA program, provides a range of hospital avoidance and early supported discharge services.

Offering increased access to community based care, SA Community Care is available for clients living in the Adelaide metropolitan area who are at immediate risk of a public hospital presentation or who require support to leave hospital earlier than otherwise possible.

What services are available?

Short term support is available for people in their own home or at a residential care facility.

Available services supported through SA Community Care include:

  • nursing/midwifery care
  • personal care
  • allied health services
  • end of life care services.

Who can refer to SA Community Care?

Referrals are accepted from health care professionals including:

  • acute public hospital teams
  • general practitioners
  • residential care facilities
  • SA Ambulance Service
  • community palliative care and mental health teams.

The Metropolitan Referral Unit (MRU) provides a single point of contact for referral to SA Community Care. For referral forms and more information, visit SA Health's MRU page

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