Community Nursing Project
The community nursing program provides personal and nursing care to eligible DVA gold card holders who require assistance at home.
The community nursing program provides nursing and personal care to eligible members who hold a DVA Gold card and require assistance at home. The aim of the service is to increase independence and improve health outcomes.
The program is a low-level care service and is not intended for clients with more complex needs. Clients requiring more help will need to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to arrange an assessment with the Aged Care Assessment Team.
There are a wide range of nursing and personal care services available to eligible DVA clients. The services that can be provided via the community nursing program may include the following:
• Medications assistance
• Hygiene assistance
• Assistance with dressing
• Wound care
Who can access the Community Nursing Program?
To access the community nursing program you will need a referral for your General Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, a treating doctor in hospital, a hospital discharge planner or from the Veterans’ Home Care Assessment Agency.
To be eligible to access the community nursing program, you will need to have been assessed as having clinical and/or personal care needs.
A visiting registered nurse will visit you at home and determine the extent of services that you will require. If the community nursing program suits your needs, then a treatment plan will be prepared and a copy of the plan will be left with you.
In most cases you’ll need to hold either a Gold Card or a White Card.
What are the costs?
There are no costs involved for eligible DVA clients with the Community Nursing Program.
For more information call 1300 550 450 or go to www.dva.gov.au.