Psychological Therapies Service in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Aged care mental health

Mental health care in aged care facilities

Better access to mental health care

This program targets the mental health needs of people living in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). These in-reach services are intended to enable residents of these facilities with mental illness to access mental health services similar to those available in the community through the Better Access to psychologists, Psychiatrists and General Practice through the MBS Initiative (Better Access).

Tailored psychological services

Psychological services for RACF residents are adapted to the needs and environment of this group and commissioned in a way that complements personal care and accommodation services provided by RACFs, dementia services and broader physical health and social support.

Country SA commissioned organisations