Clinical support after hospital discharge, wound care, palliative care, day service, evening service, night service, assistance with tasks of daily living such as showering, dressing, meal prompting and medication prompting. To see our full list of services, visit Our Services.
No. Our partners must be a gold card or white card-carrying member. Our services are funded by the DVA and as such must meet the eligibility criteria. Our services are also offered to our partner’s spouses.
An entitled person is a person who the Department of Veteran Affairs has issued a DVA Health Card. These cards are either Gold and say, ‘All conditions within Australia’, or ‘Totally & Permanently Incapacitated’. Or, they may be a White card that says, ‘Specific Conditions’. Head to the DVA website for more information Veteran Card | Department of Veterans’ Affairs (dva.gov.au)
We consider health care a collaborative effort between the client and our nursing team. It’s this team effort and approach that has led to the terminology of partner when referring to patients that doctors have referred to us.
Only by referral from the hospital or your doctor.
Ring the ambulance by dialing 000 or press your vital call pendant. Don’t wait for your nurse to turn up. Get help as soon as possible.
Not necessarily; the nurses have different levels of qualification depending on the partner’s needs. We employ Personal Care Workers (PCW) to assist with personal care services such as showering, toileting and medication support, Enrolled Nurses (EN) and Registered Nurses (RN) to provide clinical nursing services.
They hold as a minimum a current CPR and First Aid Certificate, manual handling competency, a Certificate III in Home and Community Care, Aged Care or Disability. Our Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses hold national registration (AHPRA).
You will receive a call notifying you of the name of the nurse for your first visit. After that you may have a variety of nurses depending on rostering and the partner’s requirements.
No, we operate a flexible rostering system.
No, the schedule is arranged by availability and need. Nursing staff prioritise emergencies, then medication needs, before personal cares such as showers. If there is a change to the time that the nurse is coming, the staff will phone ahead to notify the arrival.
No. The office hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
The business presently operates 24/7 for clinical staff, but this is on a rostered basis. Nurses start at 7 am and finish at 7 pm. Anything outside of these hours is considered night service and will require a specialised plan reviewed and assessed by the Nursing Team Leaders. Find Out More >>
No. Our office hours are between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Call 000 in an Emergency. All partners are encouraged to use their vital call pendant.
Round the clock palliative care is available as well as scheduled overnight care. But generally, it is not an emergency care service. In an emergency call 000.
Ring the office on (07) 56115060
As often as needed. Monthly supplies are usual.
We work closely with the occupational therapist, physiotherapist and can order for you shower chairs, fall prevention equipment, incontinence products, hearing impairment assists, pressure injury prevention, sight impairment resources and other household adaptive appliances. For further information on what is available to you, please discuss with Aster Home Care nursing staff.