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Support for NDIS Participants: What’s Available to me?

Support for NDIS Participants

If you are an NDIS participant or a family member that’s choosing support for their loved one, the topic of finding the right support is a big one. The number of options are overwhelming. It’s important to understand what types of support are available to you or your loved one and which are appropriate in specific scenarios. In this blog, we go over the key support options available to NDIS participants. We explore each of these options in detail and finish with where you can find the right support. Before diving into your options, it’s first important to consider housing.

NDIS Housing Options

The first question to ask is where are you receiving the care? NDIS participants can either choose to receive care at home or from specialist Disability Accommodation.  Home-based care is exactly as it sounds – you or your dear ones remain in their own home and receive support from a care provider. Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) is an accommodation that has been specifically designed for people with disabilities and can include group homes, respite centres and units. It typically comes with modifications that cater for the needs of people with disabilities, such as wheelchair-accessible bathrooms and kitchens. An added benefit is round the clock care. Disability accommodation typically has a Carer who lives on-site and is available 24/hours a day. This means that you always have access to the care and support you need.

Domestic Assistance for NDIS Participants

Domestic assistance is the support given to you or your beloved ones in their own home. This type of care allows for the person with a disability to maintain independence and remain in their own home. This assistance can cover household tasks such as cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping. It can also include personal care, such as help with eating, showering and dressing. In some cases, it can include support to help you or your loved ones in the kitchen, such as preparing meals and making sure you are eating well.

Domestic assistance means you have more time to do the things you love. It can also provide some peace of mind for family members who live far away. Knowing that their loved one is receiving the care they need in their own home means that the family can rest easy.

Personal Care

Personal care is care that is given to a person in order to help them with their daily activities. This type of care can include anything from help getting out of bed in the morning to assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming. Personal care is integral to NDIS participants as it helps them maintain their independence.

This essential service allows NDIS participants to continue living in their own homes. Meaning that you can continue to live independently and maintain your usual routine. 

The personal care includes:

– Bathing/Showering

– Dressing and Grooming

– Toileting

– Oral Care (Brushing teeth)

– Continence management

It’s important to remember to always feel comfortable asking for help. NDIS Carers and Support Workers are specially trained to provide the care you need with patience and understanding.

Transport Assistance

Transport assistance is technically an NDIS service but also an important kind of support that you can use to get out and about. This can be in the form of a taxi or private transport service that takes you to and from your appointments, social activities and errands. This type of assistance is ideal for NDIS participants who are not able to drive or use public transport by themselves.

A NDIS provider will give you access to specialised vehicles so you can travel in comfort. Whether it’s wheelchair-accessible or requires a larger vehicle for your equipment, an NDIS transport provider will be able to assist.

Community Participation to Help Reach Your NDIS Goals

Community participation is a vital part of the NDIS. It’s how you connect with your community and do the things you love while developing your social skills. This type of support can help you access local social, educational and recreational activities. It can also include training to give you the skills needed to participate comfortably in social situations. 

Community participation is a great way to reach your NDIS goals while having fun at the same time. It allows you to connect with others and gain skills that will help you live a full life. 

Community participation includes:

– Social and recreational activities

– Training and education

– Volunteering opportunities and more

It’s important to find an NDIS Provider who will help you find the activities that appeal to you. The best providers work with their participants to understand their individual needs and lifestyles. This allows them to provide the best community participation opportunities for you or your dear ones.

Get In Touch With OSAN!

If you need access to any of the following care options discussed in this blog, contact OSAN Ability Assist today. We can help you find the best care for your needs, provided by some of Australia’s most talented carers. Get in touch with us today to find out more!

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