Veterans' Home Care
The Veterans’ Home Care (VHC) program provides low level home care services to eligible veterans and war widows and widowers.
Aged Care Workforce Supplement and DVA providers
The requirements of a new Aged Care Workforce Supplement, as part of the Living Longer Living Better Aged Care Reform package, were announced by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing on Tuesday 5 March 2013.
The initiative will be delivered in two parts – through the Aged Care Workforce Compact and Supplement, and the Aged Care Workforce Development Plan which will be developed during 2013.
Between 1 July 2013 and 31 December 2013, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Home Care and Community Nursing providers may be eligible for increased funding from the date pay rises to their staff take effect (so long as all other requirements have been met). After 31 December 2013, the increased funding for eligible providers who have made a new application will commence from the date the application is received by the Department.
Veterans’ Home Care and Community Nursing providers must commit to using the Workforce Supplement for increased wages. If a provider has an existing enterprise agreement in place as at 1 July 2013, then that enterprise agreement must be updated to be consistent with the terms and conditions of the Compact for the provider to be eligible for the payment.
All eligible providers will need to certify that they meet the terms and conditions of the Compact to apply for the Workforce Supplement.
A pack will be sent to providers over coming weeks including a brochure and fact-sheet. Following that, guidelines will be sent to all employers, which will include details on the application process.
Enquiries should be directed to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Further information on the Workforce Supplement is available at www.livinglongerlivingbetter.gov.au.
Details about Government programs to support the aged care workforce are at www.health.gov.au/agedcareworkforce.
Coordinated Veterans' Care Program (CVC)
The Coordinated Veterans' Care Program (CVC) is a positive step to improve the wellbeing and quality of care for chronically ill gold card holders. The program will pay general practicioners and nursing providers to co-ordinate care for gold card holders who are at risk of hospitalisation.
Links for CVC social assistance
- CVC - Program Social Assistance Service (292 KB PDF) (70 KB RTF)
- CVC social assistance frequently asked questions and answers (HTML)
- General overview presentation for CVC social assistance (PDF 493 KB) (MS Powerpoint 397 KB)
- VHC service provider feedback to VHC assessment agency - D1308 (PDF 65 KB)
- VHC assessment agency feedback to LMO/GP for the CVC program (PDF 101 KB)
- VHC Guidelines - Assessment Agency (Social Assistance) (HTML)
- Coordinated Veterans' Care Social Assistance - HSC10 (HTML) (PDF 22 KB)
Additional information for the veteran community and healthcare providers.