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Department Of Veterans Affairs

DVA Community Nursing Services

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides a variety of in-home and community support programs to assist eligible veterans and war widows/widowers (Entitled Persons) to continue living in their home.

Community Nursing services are provided to entitled persons to meet their clinical and personal care needs.

Entitled persons include veterans and war widows who hold a Gold Card, and also those veterans with a White Card may be eligible for the service where the condition requiring nursing is accepted by DVA as war-related. The aim of the program is to enhance the independence, quality of life and health outcomes of veterans and their widows by avoiding early admission to hospital and/or residential care through access to high-quality community nursing services.

How Can I Receive DVA Community Nursing?

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To receive DVA community nursing, the entitled person must obtain a referral from their GP or the Hospital Discharge Planner. Following this referral, Our DVA Care Coordinator will liaise with you to arrange a convenient time to complete a comprehensive community nursing assessment by a highly experienced and dedicated Registered Nurse.

Care Direct offers a wide variety of Community Nursing services designed to maintain the health and well being of the entitled veteran or widow. The services offered will depend on the client’s assessed individual care needs.

We believe it is important for service and support to be designed and developed around the needs, values and aspirations of the people receiving services and their families.

Types of DVA Nursing Services:

  • Personal Care
  • Wound Care
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Medication Management
  • Continence Management
  • Arranging Carer Support

Accessing DVA Community Nursing Services Is Available Through Referral From Your GP Or The Hospital Discharge Co-Ordinator.

How Can I Access This Service?

We will contact you as soon as we receive your referral, and we arrange to come to your house to complete a full nursing assessment and discuss care plan.


To be eligible to receive community nursing services, you must be a Gold Card or a White Card holder, and undergo an assessment to determine your need for clinical and/or personal care.


There is no cost to you if you are assessed as eligible for a DVA Community Nursing Program.

For more information, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Website or contact our office and we can assist you. Call 0744261924 / 0401485820 or Schedule a call back