Veteran Support

Aged and Health Support

RSL Victoria provides information to ensure that the ex-service community understands all the options that may be available to them.

We can provide information and support regarding a range of issues, such as:

  • Aged care services – home care, respite and residential services
  • Health related issues e.g. dementia, diabetes, hearing loss
  • Health promotion, including provision of information sessions
  • Aids to stay living at home safely such as personal alarms, scooters, mobility aids
  • Housing support – such as retirement villages, independent living units, private rental
  • Friendly visiting to homes, hospitals or residential facilities
  • Contemporary veterans, including veteran well-being
  • Health advocacy where needed

 

This service is open to all current and former service personnel and their dependants, including allied forces.

RSL Victoria also provides assistance to aged care/health providers, such as:

  • Staff training and support for care practices in relation to veterans’ special needs;
  • Assessment tools for identifying members of the ex-service community and their individual experiences;
  • Enabling residents/clients to remain connected with ex-service organisations; and
  • Assisting providers apply for veteran specific aged care places and packages;

 

Other activities include:

  • Promoting and supporting RSL Victoria’s integrated model for Welfare and Aged Care Support delivery to older veterans, war widows and their dependants across the state
  • Assisting with recruitment, registration and training of RSL aged care/welfare volunteers
  • Providing information and support to RSL Sub Branches regarding home and hospital visiting, health, aged care and other welfare activities
  • Promoting and providing information about the many DVA services available to the ex-service community, such as Veterans’ MATES Program (Medication), At Ease (mental health literature), the Right Mix (alcohol), Men’s Health Peer Education, and support for Carers
  • Promoting and supporting RSL Day Clubs
  • Representing the interests of the ex-service community with regard to health and aged care issues

Contact

Ph (03) 9655 5548
E agedcareinfo@rslvic.com.au

 

Pensioners, Advocacy, Welfare and Support

RSL Victoria supports the well-being and support of all Serving and Ex-Serving personnel from the Austrlain Defence force.

Contact

George Logan

Kevin Tucker
Manager Pensions Advocacy & Welfare Support
Ph (03) 9532 1357
E admin@highettrsl.com.au

 

Veterans’ Grants

Please click HERE for information regarding grants that are available to ADF veterans through the Department of Premier & Cabinet.

 

ANZAC House Contact

Returned & Services League of Australia

ANZAC House
4 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Ph (03) 9655 5555 Fx (03) 9655 5500