Veterans’ Home Care provides low level care and assistance in your home.
Sometimes all you need is a little extra help to stay healthy and independent.
Your service plan will be developed by the Veterans’ Home Care Assessment Agency and may include:
Domestic assistance like cleaning, washing and ironing, paying bills and unaccompanied shopping
Ongoing in-home respite care
Emergency short term in-home respite
Simple personal care like showering, dressing, personal hygiene and grooming, application of non-medicated creams and stockings
Safety related home and garden maintenance like replacing light bulbs, changing batteries in smoke or security alarms, cleaning gutters, windows, ceiling fans, basic repairs and one off garden clean ups in specific circumstances.
Eligibility and referrals
The following people are eligible to be assessed for Veteran Home Care services:
Gold or White Card holders
People who have eligibility under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA)
Partners or dependants who have eligibility under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA)
Some services are available to British Commonwealth and Allied (BCAL).
Co-payments apply for this service.
Referrals for services are made by the Veterans’ Home Care Assessment Agency. To arrange an assessment call the Veterans’ Home Care Assessment Agency on 1300 550 450.