Rehabilitation In The Home (RITH)

Service overview

Rehabilitation in the Home is one of the Community Rehabilitation Services which provide assessment and short-medium term rehabilitation programs for people who have a physical disability, are frail, chronically ill with a recent change in function or recovering from traumatic injury or illness. The primary focus is an interdisciplinary team approach with client agreed treatment goals.

Rehabilitation in the Home (RITH) is a non-admitted (outpatient) service. It is available for people post hospital admission. The predominant focus for Rehabilitation in the home is supporting hospital flow. 

Team members

  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Social Worker
  • Dietitian
  • Allied Health Assistant
  • Access to Rehabilitation consultant, orthotist, podiatrist if required

Service delivery

  • Rehabilitation In The Home - Monday to Friday 8:00-4:30
  • Short- medium term length of stay (approximately 8 weeks)     

Eligibility criteria

  • Resides in the City of Boroondara, City of Yarra or City of Darebin.
    For home based services person must live south of Bell Street for City of Darebin.  
  • Must have identified and achievable goals and will benefit from short to medium term rehabilitation either as a result of an acute illness, injury, or surgery, or an exacerbation of a chronic condition resulting in a change in function.
  • Must be willing and able to actively participate in rehabilitation (medically, physically, cognitively, and psychosocially)
  • Community rehabilitation is the appropriate service to meet their needs and address their goals
  • Must be stable and have a GP willing to provide medical support
  • Clients need to be living independently, with low level care supports
  • No identifiable risks to the client or staff of providing services
  • Rehabilitation does not include monitoring or maintenance or referrals for assessment only 

Referral process

Referrals to be sent to the access unit - HIP intake

Phone: 1300 131 470 (select option 1)

Fax: 9231 2202


Contact details 

Rehabilitation in the Home. 

Community Rehabilitation Centre

St George’s Health Service

283 Cotham Road. Kew  3101

Phone: 9231 8660