Veterans’ Home Care
Veterans’ Home Care is a program designed to provide entitled veterans, war widows and widowers with low level needs and assistance who wish to continue living independently in their own homes.
How Do I Access VHC Services?
To find out if you are eligible to receive funding for services via the VHC you or your carer will need to contact the VHC Assessment Agency on 1300 550 450, most assessments are conducted over the phone. The assessor will identify your needs and create an individualised referral that will then be provide to Care for You at Home.
Once we have received your referral in office, we will contact you to arrange a schedule that best suits you and be able to begin providing services at your convenience.
VHC funding provides a range of home care services designed to meet individual needs including but not limited to:
Domestic Assistance: assistance with domestic tasks such as household cleaning, dishwashing, laundry needs (clothes washing and ironing), Bed linen change, vacuuming and sweeping floors, mopping, dusting and shopping by list.
In-home Respite Care: temporary relief provided to your carer or to you. This can be a valuable resource to support in home care and prevent carer burn out.
Home Maintenance: The focus of home maintenance services is to assist in keeping the home safe and habitable by minimising environmental health and safety hazards that may impact on you in and around the home. Tasks provided by our currently employed Subcontractor can include: window cleaning, gutter cleaning and cleaning ceiling fans.