When you are looking for quality care in the home for a relative, you need to find the provider that supports every single one of your loved one’s needs. People with a disability are often talked about as if they are in one group, but we know that every individual client at Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services has different needs, we endeavour to ensure that we provide a service that meets those needs. Providing care that has been completely personalised for every individual is important to us here at Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services. We recognise every individual as the unique person that they are, and it’s why we avoid a solution that is “one size fits all”. Our care plans are person-centred, not plan-centred, which means that you get a service that shines a light on what you need and delivers a solution for it.
NDIS Service Provider
When you are interested in a home care service, you should search for one that is approved to provide NDIS support. We have a management team that will work closely with you to make sure that your loved one is getting the appropriate care that meets the goals as set in your care plan. Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services is a National Disability Insurance Scheme provider, which means that you can ensure that you get an organisation that sees your needs and is committed to helping you meet them. Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services is proud to offer NDIS support, whether we can help with a smaller package that requires minimal assistance to a larger package that involved wraparound care. As part of our service, you’ll have unlimited access to a personalised suite of supports with our helpful and friendly support team.
What Is NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme – or NDIS – is implemented entirely by the National Disability Insurance Agency. It is a focused initiative that allows those who qualify to access funded supports that are based on the needs of the individual. The support that is provided under an NDIS plan allows your loved one to continue to live a full and independent life, and there is a variety of funded support available with the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This support covers some of the following areas:
Health & Wellbeing
Individuals who qualify for this level of support will be able to get help with daily personal care and activities such as those that Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services can provide.
Disabilities don’t restrict some people from successfully obtaining a position in a company, and NDIS support can assist with keeping this employment and finding it in the first place.
NDIS approved service providers like Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services can ensure that you maintain connections in the community, which can include behavioural support and therapeutic support for everyday life.
NDIS accredited providers like Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services can provide clients with links to community education programmes
With NDIS support, individuals can get the help that they need with daily supported living in the home.
Whether your loved one needs technology to assist with movement every day or you need modifications to their vehicle to enable them to get around, NDIS can help.
Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services has been involved in providing excellent care with those who require an NDIS plan, and we are registered as a provider of the services under the NDIS scheme. You can speak to one of our professional managers, and we can talk you through whether you are eligible for NDIS support. If you are, we would love to work with you on a care plan for your loved one and talk you through how we can provide the support that you need.
We pride ourselves on our ability to understand the specific needs of those who are living with a disability, which is why we are on the NDIS service provider list. If you need help accessing the NDIS, then you need to speak to the designated support person at Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services. We want to assist you and your loved one with making informed decisions about the care support that you need.
Who Can Access The National Disability Insurance Scheme?
There are specific criteria that need to be met to be eligible to qualify for an NDIS plan with an NDIS provider. The criteria include the following:
- Your loved one must be under the age of 65
- Your loved one must be:
- An Australian citizen, or;
- A permanent resident, or;
- A citizen of New Zealand who is a Protected Special Category Visa holder
- A person who has a significant or permanent disability requiring assistance from others, special equipment or technology.
At Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services, we are proud to be able to provide NDIS disability care. If you have any questions as to whether your loved one is eligible for NDIS provider support, giving us a call can make a big difference to the future of care your loved one receives.
Why the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 developed the NDIS, and it has been a life-changing response to the needs of those who require disability-care/">specialised disability care. There is an emphasis on community support, education and happy daily life. There were other care programmes developed previously as individual schemes, and these have come together to create a new opportunity in which all needs can be met in one single place. This means that NDIS approved service providers like Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services can provide services that are above and beyond all others.
Eight Domains Of NDIS
There are eight specific domains of the framework of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and these are as follows:
The NDIS takes into account the way that your loved one can undertake support or receive support for domestic chores as well as maintain a home that is as safe as possible.
This NDIS support includes access to all methods of learning, both formal and informal. Educational engagement skills are included, as well as home skills that can be learned for better stability.
Health & Wellbeing
Personal hygiene is a big part of health and wellbeing, and this NDIS support element is the management of the health and diet needs of the participant. Water intake, exercise and medication are all included in this area, too.
This considers what your loved one will need to maintain their independence during the day. This includes communication, time management, personal care and commitments.
Fulfilment comes from having somewhere to feel needed, and part-time work can lead to this. NDIS care providers work hard to help participants of NDIS plans to obtain and maintain employment long term.
Personal connections and relationships are essential, and this NDIS support can help to support those connections. There is also help for those who do not have access to a circle of friends or do not have any family.
Social and Community Participation
Interactions in terms of attending social community events and volunteering are important, and it’s seen as a key to personal happiness and growth.
Choice and Control
Person-centred care plans allow an element of control over how the care is given, and this NDIS support enables a participant to have autonomy over the supports that they want to engage in.
Individualised Care Plans
The one thing that stands out with NDIS plan management providers is that you can obtain a care plan that is wholly individual and tailored to the needs of your loved one. The chosen supports that you want to be involved with are entirely up to you and your loved one, with your support implemented through an individualised plan. When you determine your eligibility for NDIS funding, one of our managers will sit down with you to talk you through the application process.
You’ll then be able to decide on the support that you want for you and your loved one.
Individualised NDIS plans aren’t just based on the needs of today, but of the aspirations and goals that you have for the future. Practical and emotional support needs are covered, and with the right consultation with your NDIS approved providers, you also have the chance to adapt your individualised plan, later on, should you wish to.
National Disability funding is varied, and it depends on the need of the participant as to how much will be allocated. The NDIS will provide the support that is reasonable and necessary, and they will assess individuals looking for assistance under the following circumstances:
- The support offered has to relate to the disability of the participant
- Funding does not cover costs unrelated to the disability support needs
- Support must be a good value for money
- Support can only be given if it will benefit the participant
- NDIS support has to consider the support offered by the loved one’s family, home carers, community and their wider network.
Why Choose Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services As Your NDIS Provider?
At Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services, we can access and provide more than one service and ensure that the needs of your loved one are met at all times. At Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services, we promise to:
- Provide you with any information on the updated National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Provide you with an individual NDIS planner to work with you on your loved one’s needs
- Assist you and your loved one with decisions made about personal goals an needs
- Walk you through the application process for NDIS
- Connect you to each service personally
- Make changes to your NDIS plan if your circumstances change
- Monitor the care of your loved one
A Registered Provider Who Cares
Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services delivers supports to the participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in accordance with the plan in place. We can work with individuals to provide a range of support required to assist their daily life. As a registered NDIS provider, we understand that the needs of each individual participant are varied. If your loved one has a disability and you meet all the requirements for the NDIS plan, you can become a participant. This will enable you to go through the individualised planning process, which will help us to work with you and identify the support you need to live an independent life. You will be able to work very closely with our professional case managers to evaluate each plan regularly to ensure it remains within your aspirations for your future.
At Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services, we can offer you support services ranging from half an hour a day to wraparound care and support. We are specialists in providing care for those with mild and moderate disabilities, to those who have complex care needs and require our help. Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services is proud to offer carers as an approved service provider for the NDIS, and we already have several NDIS clients who are being cared for by our experts.
To ensure that you get the best possible care at Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services, we employ an extensive recruitment programme and training programme that means that we only hire the best. Our carers are matched to your unique needs, allowing us to support you and your family in the best possible way. As local care providers, we aren’t far away if you need more support or help than you are currently getting. All of the care that we provide is person-centred and is geared toward knowing precisely what you need and when. As NDIS care providers, our plans are carefully written to meet your needs.
Contact Us Today
Sunshine Disabilities and Home Care Services is aware and appreciative of the passion for those with disabilities to remain as independent as possible in their home. It’s for this reason that we ensure that we provide a range of services that are tailored to allow this to happen. Our disability support services include:
- Domestic assistance
- Respite care
- personal-care/">Personal care
- Community access
- Nursing support
- Professional care support
We bring more than our knowledge to the table, as for us, home care is a vocation that we intend to continue providing. We appreciate each of our clients and the complexity of their needs, and it’s this that remains at the forefront of our service. Your goals are our goals, so contact us today for more.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The NDIS provides funding for a range of supports that are related to your disability.Depending on your individual plan and what you are eligible for, you may be able to receive funding for:personal care, assistance with daily life, transport for participation in different activities, employment and workplace help, therapies (e.g. behaviour support), domestic chores, equipment you need (e.g. a specialised bed or mobility equipment), things you need to use frequently because of a disability, vehicle modification and community participation.
To be eligible for the NDIS, you must be:
- under 65 years old
- an Australian citizen, resident or permanent visa holder
- in need of support orspecial equipment because of a permanent and significant disability
The NDIS aims to understand a person’s goals, then provide funding so they can access the support they need to achieve those goals. It is based around each person’s individual plan, which means that the amount of funding you receive is dependent on the kinds of support you are eligible for. The NDIS works with a set price guide, so you can look at the NDIS Price Guide for 2019-20 and the Support Catalogue for 2019-20 for more information. If you would like help putting together your own NDIS plan, please get in touch for a free consultation.
If you started receiving NDIS funding before you turned 65, you can continue to receive funding as an NDIS participant or change and receive Aged Care support instead. If you are over 65 and aren’t on the NDIS, you are not eligible to access NDIS funding. You may still receive support through the Aged Care system.
Navigating the NDIS involves dealing with a large amount of information. A support coordinator can help you understand your plan better, make informed decisions and implement the supports in your plan. They can also negotiate with providers about what they will offer you and how much it will cost from your funding, make sure service agreements are in place, and help you stay on top of your bookings. They also help you prepare for your plan review.
Here’s some advice on how-to-find-a-support-coordinator-thats-right-for-you/">how to find a support coordinator that’s right for you. HomeCaring also provides NDIS support coordinator services. If you need one, please get in touch (and you can planning-great-care-takes-passion-and-knowledge/">meet one of our supportcoordinators on our blog).
Applying for an NDIS plan generally involves preparing for a planning meeting, meeting with an NDIS or Local Area Coordinator to discuss the goals you want to achieve, getting approval from the NDIA and completing a review. We can support you through this process – please get in touch for more information.
The NDIS doesn’t provide housing, but gives you funding to access accommodation that suits your needs if you are living with a disability.
If you are eligible, the NDIS funds the cost of your housing by making payments to a registered disability housing provider. This could be for short-term accommodation (STA), medium-term accommodation (MTA) or specialist disability accommodation (SDA). The NDIS can also fund modifications to make your home more accessible.
The NDIS is separate from the Disability Support Pension. If you receive the Disability Support Pension from Centrelink, you can also receive funding from the NDIS. The same goes for Carers Payment: an income support payment given by the government. It is not affected if your loved one is also eligible for the NDIS.