DVA Community Nursing

DVA Community Nursing is the provision of clinically necessary nursing and personal care services to war veterans and war widowers delivered in their home.

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.

Following a referral from a Doctor or Hospital Discharge Planner, Port Stephens Veterans & Citizens Aged Care will arrange a convenient time to complete a comprehensive assessment by a Registered Nurse.

Our staff are qualified Nurses & carers and are subject to strict security checks prior to employment with our Company.

Is there a cost?

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

What services are offered?

DVA Community Nursing services offered will depend on the client’s assessed clinical care needs.  PSVCAC delivers a range of community nursing services that are flexible and designed to help with individual care needs.

The types of services that may be provided include:

  • Case Management
  • Personal care
  • Wound care
  • Continence management
  • Medication management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Chronic disease management
  • Palliative care
  • Pain management
  • Arranging carer support services
  • Assistance to access longer term care arrangements including access to Residential care
  • Referrals to other Allied Health, community care services as required

“Statement for Community Nursing - The aim of our care is to promote good health and well being and to support and maintain independence for veterans living at home.”

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