The role of the Safe and Supported at Home (SASH) package is to support clients with functional impairment/s who are in the process of applying for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or have been deemed ineligible for this scheme.
SASH packages are available for patients being discharged from hospital who may be at risk of an avoidable admission. They are also available to people who are accessing LHD community health or out-patient services.
SASH packages are available for 6 weeks but can be repeated depending on the assessed needs of the patient.
Referrals are made by delegated health staff when an individual is in hospital, or when an individual is receiving out-patient or community health services. These include nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.