Benetas is pleased to announce their new appointment by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, to provide Veteran Home Care (VHC) Assessment services to 2,823 veterans across Queensland.
The Benetas VHC Assessment team will now provide VHC Assessment services across four regions in Queensland 1.) Peninsula, 2.) Northern Metro, 3.) Darling Down/South West and 4.) Central.
The VHC program assists eligible veterans and war widows/widowers with low level care needs to remain in their homes for longer. It provides a wide range of home care services designed to maintain their optimal health, well-being and independence.
Benetas CEO Sandra Hills OAM explains what this appointment means for the organisation:
‘We are extremely proud that the DVA has chosen Benetas, to provide this service to veterans in Queensland. 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.
‘We are honoured to be able to support the needs of veterans, aligned to our vision of creating a positive, fulfilling experience of ageing where everyone has the opportunity to live their best life.
‘It is important that people who gave so much of themselves to our community, are now getting the support they need and deserve as they age,’ she says.
Donna Chapman, Veterans Home Care Manager, VHS Assessment Agency Services, outlines the reaction from the team:
‘We are thrilled that we have been appointed by the DVA to provide additional veteran assessment services.
‘Our team members who work in this area, are passionate about building relationships and truly understanding the needs of each veteran. 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,’ she says.