Veterans Home Care
As a veteran, war widow or widower of the Australian defence forces, our services are available to ensure you can get the practical support you need to remain in your own home for as long as possible.
Veterans’ Home Care
- Dishwashing, vacuuming, mopping
- Making your bed and changing the sheets
- Clothes washing and ironing
- Bill paying
- Unaccompanied shopping
- Dressing and personal grooming
- Safety-related home and garden maintenance
- Changing light bulbs and smoke alarm batteries
- In-home respite
- Residential respite.
We are an approved provider for the Veterans’ Home Care program which gives eligible people access to services involving personal care, respite, domestic assistance, and some home and garden maintenance.
Services are provided by our fully-qualified and friendly carers. This service attracts a small co-payment and there are limits to the number of hours that some of the services can be offered, such as gardening.
DVA Community Nursing
- Restoring your health following illness
- Maintain your best level of independence
- Taking your tablets
- Managing your symptoms
- Dressing your wounds
- Assistance with hygiene
- Getting injections
- Treating a health condition.
You may also have access to clinical services through the Community Nursing program that we are approved to offer by the Department of Veterans' Affairs. This program aims to support with your complex care needs and reduce your risk of going to hospital.
You can access DVA community nursing services through a referral from your general practitioner, and then contact us to arrange a comprehensive assessment and then provide you with all the community nursing services
Services are provided by registered nurses, enrolled nurses and nursing assistants.
Using with a home care package
You can use these veterans' home care programs in conjunction with other Government-funded programs to receive additional services that are not covered by the DVA, such as social support through a level 1 or 2 home care package.
- Cooking and meal preparation
- Assistance with eating
- Assistance with your shopping
- Transport to appointments
- Companionship, outings and excursions.
You may also use your home care package to purchase additional hours of services that the Veterans' Home Care program caps, such as to purchase additional assistance with gardening and cleaning.
As the level 3 and 4 home care packages aim to provide for all a person's assessed clinical and personal care needs, a veteran would typically be on this higher level home care package program only and not access DVA programs unless there are exceptional circumstances.
You can also use the home and community care program for similar services not covered by your DVA program. This offers services to support daily tasks, meals, social support and transport.
We are a fully-accredited and approved provider for Veteran's Home Care, DVA Community Nursing Program, and home care packages. This means that we can offer you a seamless, coordinated service with just the one point of contact. We also work with local councils as a service provider for home and community care programs and so can do this for you as well.