DVA Community Nursing and Personal Care

Elka Healthcare Services Australia is endorsed as a Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Community Nursing Provider. This program is dedicated to enhancing the health outcomes of veterans, allowing them to maintain their residence in their own homes. This mission resonates with our overarching goal of supporting individuals to ‘age in place’ within the comfort of their own homes.

DVA Community Nursing Program Overview

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DVA Community Nursing Brisbane

DVA Community Nursing Program is a vital initiative provided by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to ensure veterans, war widows, and widowers (entitled persons) have access to high-quality healthcare services. This program encompasses a range of services, including community nursing, at the expense of DVA.

The primary objective of the DVA Community Nursing Program is to deliver home-based nursing services tailored to meet the assessed clinical and personal care needs of entitled individuals. By providing access to community nursing services, the program aims to enhance the independence and health outcomes of participants, ultimately preventing premature admission to hospitals or residential care facilities.

Community nursing services within the DVA program are administered by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals, including registered nurses, enrolled nurses, and nursing support staff. These services are fully funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans Affairs, ensuring there is no financial burden on program recipients.

Through specialised care provisions, Elka Healthcare Services Australia remains committed to supporting veterans and entitled individuals to maintain their independence and well-being within the comfort of their own homes.

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Eligibility and Accessing DVA Community Nursing

Veterans and war widows or widowers holding a Gold Card are automatically eligible for DVA Community Nursing services. Additionally, Veteran White Card holders may qualify for the program if the nursing requirement is recognized by DVA as war-related.

Accessing DVA Community Nursing services typically involves obtaining a referral from a primary care physician or a hospital discharge planner. Once referred, Elka Healthcare Services Australia’s dedicated team coordinates a comprehensive assessment by a Registered Nurse at a mutually convenient time.

Types of Care Provided by Elka Healthcare Services Australia

Elka Healthcare Services Australia offers a comprehensive range of care services under the DVA Community Nursing program, tailored to meet the specific needs of participants. These services include:

  • Personal care
  • Wound Care – Including Complex Wound Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Palliative Care and Pain Management
  • Medication Management
  • Continence Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Arranging Carer support
  • Post-Acute Hospitalization Care to long-term Support and Maintenance
  • Case Management and referrals to Allied Health as required (e.g., Occupational Therapist)

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