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Day Therapy Centres (DTC)

Day Therapy Centres offer physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, podiatry and other therapy services to older people living in the community and who are residents of Commonwealth funded aged care homes.
Physio therapy is one of the services that may be offered at a DTC (Source: Shutterstock)
Physio therapy is one of the services that may be offered at a DTC (Source: Shutterstock)

Nationally, there are more than 140 Commonwealth funded Day Therapy Centres (DTCs). They vary in size and in the range of therapy services they provide.

The aim of the program is to assist people to either maintain or recover a level of independence.

Usually the DTC will develop an agreed care plan for the client and this may include recommendations for therapy and referrals to other service providers where necessary.

While individuals may be required to pay a small negotiated fee, those who are unable to pay may not be refused access to DTC services.


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