DVA Nursing Care

What is the DVA Community Nursing Program

DVA provides veterans and war widows and widowers (entitled persons) with access to a range of quality health care and related services, including community nursing services, at DVA’s expense.

The DVA Community Nursing Program provides home community nursing services for entitled persons to meet their assessed clinical and personal care needs.

The aim of DVA’s Community Nursing Program is to enhance the independence and health outcomes of the entitled person by avoiding early admission to hospital and/or residential care through access to community nursing services. These community nursing services are delivered by registered nurses, enrolled nurses and nursing support staff.

DVA Community Nursing is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is no cost to program recipients.

Am I eligible and how can I access DVA Community Nursing?

Veterans and war widows or widowers with a Gold Card are eligible for DVA Community Nursing. Veteran White Card holders may also be eligible for this service where the condition requiring nursing is accepted by DVA as war related.

To receive DVA Community Nursing, the veteran, war widow or widower must receive a referral from their Doctor or the Hospital Discharge Planner.

Following a referral from a Doctor or Hospital Discharge Planner, Care for You at Home’s team will arrange a convenient time to complete a comprehensive assessment by a Registered Nurse.

What sort of Care under DVA Community Nursing does Care for you at Home provide ?

The types of care we offer under the DVA Community Nursing program includes:

    • Personal care
    • Wound Care – Including Complex Wound Management as we have a Woundcare Clinical Nurse Consultant on staff
    • Chronic Disease Management
    • Palliative Care and Pain Management
    • Medication Management
    • Continence Management
    • Diabetes Management
    • Arranging Carer support
    • Post-Acute Hospitalisation Care right through to long-term Support and Maintenance
    • Case Management and making referrals to Allied Health as required eg: Occupational Therapist