Veterans' Home Care Program
The Veterans' Home Care (VHC) Program has services for eligible veterans and war widows/widowers including:
- domestic assistance
- personal care
- safety related home and garden maintenance
- respite care (in-home, residential and emergency).
To receive these services, Gold or White Repatriation Health Card holders need to have an assessment. Call a VHC Assessment Agency on 1300 550 450 to arrange an assessment. Veterans may be eligible for home help services through other programs or packages if they are not eligible for the VHC Program.
For more information, read DVA Factsheet HCS01 – Veterans' Home Care.
Community Nursing Program
The Community Nursing Program helps eligible veterans and war widows/widowers to keep living in their own homes by helping with:
- medication management
- wound care
To receive these services, eligible veterans need a referral for an assessment from a health professional. This could be:
- your GP
- a nurse
- a treating doctor in hospital
- a hospital discharge planner
- a VHC Assessment Agency.
For more information, read DVA Factsheet HSV16 - Community Nursing Services.
Other services for the veteran community
Other services for eligible veterans and war widows/widowers include:
- aids and appliances through the Rehabilitation Appliance Program
- allied health services
- Veterans' and Veterans' Families Counselling Service (VVCS) –1800 011 046
- Veterans' Access Network – regional offices throughout Australia providing information and support about DVA services and entitlements – 1800 555 254.
My Aged Care services for the senior veteran community
As well as accessing services offered by DVA, you may also be able to receive services through My Aged Care. Call My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.
Download or print the Aged care services for the senior veteran community information sheet.