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DVA services

Veterans' Home Care Program

The Veterans' Home Care (VHC) Program has services for eligible veterans and war widows/widowers including:

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
  • hygiene.

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:

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.

Resources

Download or print the Aged care services for the senior veteran community information sheet.

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Last reviewed: 20 August, 2018.