Order new resources for your clinic about aged care for older DVA clients
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) has published two new booklets and a series of eight training webinars for health providers who treat older veterans and their families.
These resources will help providers and consumers to better understand the support programs and services available for older veterans and their families. Providers can access these new resources from the DVA website.
Guides to aged care for DVA clients
DVA has published the following booklets:
- A veteran’s guide to living independently — accessing DVA services
- A veteran’s guide to moving into an aged care home — accessing DVA services
These guides have been designed to help you and your veteran patients understand and navigate the range of services available either at home or when moving into an aged care home.
DVA can provide household services to help with tasks like vacuuming, changing the sheets or changing a light bulb. Veterans may need assistance with medication or wound management or respite care. Others may need a ramp, a personal response system or equipment to help them get around.
The guides are available for download or hard copy orders.
Webinars about DVA aged care arrangements
During 2020, DVA has hosted with the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) a series of eight webinars to explain the programs and services available to support older veterans and their families.
The webinars are available online for viewing. Each webinar is around 30 minutes and packed with information on each aged care program or service.
Visit DVA website: Aged Care resources page
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