Planning for staying healthy during COVID-19

One of DVA’s key priorities following the outbreak of the coronavirus has been to ensure that our veteran community receives the most appropriate care possible in these unprecedented times.

24 April 2020

One of DVA’s key priorities following the outbreak of the coronavirus has been to ensure that our veteran community receives the most appropriate care possible in these unprecedented times.

Focusing on your health and wellbeing is essential during this time and ensuring you have the care you need from home is something our Community Nursing providers can help you with.

Through DVA’s Community Nursing program, your provider can develop an individual pandemic plan with you for your care if they consider it necessary. Alternatively you can ask your provider to develop a plan with you if they do not approach you first.

Providers can give a copy of the plan to you, your family or care providers who support you, for them to refer to, to ensure your whole support network is aware of the care you may need while your community is going through changes as a result of the health emergency.

The plan might include advice on how to: 
•    continue to receive the care you need
•    get your groceries
•    make sure you get your medicines and prescriptions
•    have a nutritious and healthy diet
•    seek broader community support if you need it, for example from neighbours or friends.
DVA encourages veterans and their families to contact their current provider if they require more assistance or if you are unsure of any changes that are happening with your current services. For more information on DVA’s Community Nursing program visit.

If you are struggling during this time or need someone to talk to, contact our 24/7 Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling service on 1800 011 046.