Nursing services

A nurse can help you in many ways. The community health nurses can visit groups or individuals to offer advice.

In-home nursing

Nurse checking leg of elderly lady

If you are elderly or can’t travel to medical appointments, a nurse can visit you at home to help manage your health condition.

Depending on their level of expertise, the nurse can help you:

  • manage your diabetes or medication
  • change your wound dressings
  • provide support to people with dementia and their families.

Please note the in-home nursing service is not an emergency or crisis response service.

You should call 000 in an emergency. This includes having chest pains, a fall, breathing difficulties or low blood sugar in a person with diabetes.

Nursing service for young homeless people

Nurse injecting patient's shoulder

There is also a special service for young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.

The nurse can link them to other services, including:

  • seeing a doctor
  • housing
  • health services
  • welfare services
  • alcohol and drug services
  • mental health services.

Speaking and group presentations

The community health nurses can visit groups or individuals to talk about topics such as:

  • maintaining healthy lifestyles
  • preventing diabetes
  • women’s health.

The nurses can also give talks to primary school students and their parents about how their bodies are changing.

Find out more.

Eligibility

To receive in-home nursing services, you must live in Latrobe City and be eligible for Home and Community Care (HACC).

In some cases you may be able to pay for the nursing service. You may also receive services on behalf of an organisation like TAC, Workcover or a residential care service.

Cost

The cost for this service varies.

Latrobe Community Health Service is committed to ensuring access to services for everyone in the community.

Call 1800 242 696 to discuss your individual situation. We can discuss costs with you before any treatment begins.

There is no cost for community health nurse services for homeless youth.