Veterans’ Home Care
Multicultural Care is proud to be funded by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to provide care for veterans, war widows and widowers. We love caring for our veterans, widows and widowers and will do our absolute best to look after those who gave so much.
What is the Veterans’ Home Care Program?
The Federal Government’s Veterans’ Home Care Program (VHC) includes a range of services to help support eligible veterans, war widows and widowers to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. It is designed to assist individuals by providing low level care needs and enabling them to remain in their own home and avoid premature admission into residential care.
What services does Multicultural Care provide?
Multicultural Care provides the following services to assist you and/or your family member to continue to living at home:
- Domestic Assistance: assistance with domestic tasks such as household cleaning, dishwashing and ironing.
- Respite Care: Respite support for the primary carer so they can take a break from their caring role.
- Social Assistance: 12 week program where you can engage in community activities such as groups.
- Personal Care: low level support with personal care (grooming, bathing, showering, dressing).
Am I Eligible?
If you are a Gold or White Card holder living at home and have been assessed as needing Home Care assistance by a VHC Assessment Agency, you may be eligible for support through VHC.
What level of assistance is available?
The hours per week and frequency of visitations offered will be determined by the VHC assessment agency based on your needs.
VHC services are subsided by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is a small fee co-payment required to be paid by the program recipient which will be determined by the VHC assessment agency.
Other services available to Veterans
All Veterans are also eligible for Government Home Care Packages and Private Care, used to top-up services funded through VHC. For more information about the funding available through this package, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs Website or contact one of our team member who can assist you on 02 9718 6199.
To be eligible for access to a Home Care Package you require a comprehensive assessment by your local Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). This needs to be arranged by contacting My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 or visit the My Aged Care website.
Home Care Packages
Home Care Packages enable you to access personalised support services so that you can continue to live independently in the comfort of your own home, and remain connected to your own community. Multicultural Care Home Care Packages are funded by the Australian Government and are available in four levels.
Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP)
Supporting older individuals from multicultural communities in the Inner West, South East, South West and Northern Sydney to continue living independently in their homes, and connecting them to the community.
NDIS – Disability Care Services
Providing bilingual care services to people with disability of all ages.
Privately funded services
All our services can be provided privately on a fee for service basis to self-funded individuals.
Short Term Restorative Care
Short Term Restorative Care is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals, including a doctor & allied health care specialists to identify & treat any medical conditions. Multicultural Care provides services across Inner West, South West and South East Sydney.
Assisted Personal Activities
Development – Life Skills
Development life skills supports incorporate training and development activities
Participate in Community
Allied Health Services
Allied health services coordinated as part of packages from accredited service providers such as physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists
Top up services
Top up package options in home age and disability care services