What is Community Nursing & Who Is Eligible?

Community nursing provides clinical and personal nursing services to members of the community in the comfort of their own home. Community nursing is a great form of care because it aims to support your independence and your lifestyle in a safe and familiar environment.

As a community nursing provider, Vital is able to provide you with a variety of services including care after a hospital stay:

  • Wound care
  • Taking medication
  • Catheter Care
  • Hygiene
  • General nursing care like showering and dressing

Our community nursing services offer home-based care for eligible department of veterans affairs clients. In terms of community nursing eligibility, you will need a gold or white card from the department of veteran’s affairs.

We are a registered provider of nursing and support services to NDIS recipients. We provide complex clinical and support services to eligible icare, dust diseases and lifetime care recipients. We work with a range of insurance companies and private organisations providing community nursing services on many levels of care.

If you think you or someone you know requires the services of community nursing you can self-refer to our services. In some cases, you will need a referral from a GP, a treating specialist, a hospital discharge planner, a veteran’s home care assessment agency or your funding body. We can further assist you by contacting any eligible sources of funding on your behalf.

On your first visit or at the start of a new episode of care, one of our senior and experienced registered nurses will come to your home to assess and identify your needs and organise any care and support services you require.

We’re committed to assisting you and your loved ones to navigate the system of care and support services available to you.

If you have any further questions or would like to speak to one of our registered nurses please call us on 1800 717 384 or contact us here.