The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has appointed in-home care provider Benetas to expand its Veteran Home Care (VHC) Package Assessment services to almost 3,000 Queensland veterans.
The organisation’s VHC Assessment team will now provide services to 2,823 veterans across four regions in the state and is looking to recruit new staff as the team expands.
The regions include Peninsula, Northern Metro, Darling Down/South West and Central.
The VHC program assists eligible veterans and war widows/widowers with low level care needs to remain in their homes for longer with a focus on well-being and independence.
The services do not extent to complex care needs.
Veterans Home Care Manager Donna Chapman says the team is thrilled to have been appointed to provide the additional services.
‘Our team members who work in this area, are passionate about building relationships and truly understanding the needs of each veteran,” she said.
“This helps them to recommend the right mix of services, and to ensure they are accessing all of the benefits that they are entitled to receive.
“This appointment also means our team will be growing as we look to employ some new people to join our dynamic and committed group.”
Benetas CEO Sandra Hills says it’s important for people who gave so much to the community to get the support they need and deserve as they age.
‘We are extremely proud that the DVA has chosen Benetas, to provide this service to veterans in
Queensland,”Ms Hills said in a statement. “It is a recognition of the experience we bring, based on our track record of providing quality DVA assessment services to all veterans in the State of Victoria, for the past ten years.