Suppose you or the person you care for needs a high degree of daily assistance. In that case, you may want to consider qualifying for the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s assisted independent living programme.
NDIS supported independent living is the term given to money provided by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to qualified persons with disabilities to ensure that they have the skills to live as independently as feasible.
There are several advantages to receiving this sort of assistance. Not only does it assist you in developing independence and confidence, but it also offers you the flexibility and control necessary to attain your objectives. First, we will address some of the most often asked issues regarding assisted independent living before going through all of the advantages of this form of assistance.
Who is eligible for financial assistance?
Funding for SIL is often offered to persons who need 24/7 assistance while living in a shared house; however, if you have reduced support requirements or reside in a different form of accommodation, such as with your family, you may still be eligible for funding. Autism help may be available to those receiving money from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
What will the NDIS finance as part of assisted independent living?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may encompass a wide variety of assisted independent living services, depending on the amount of care you need. In addition to being given inside your house, some assistance may also be provided in the community if they align with your specific objectives and plan contents.
The following are examples of assisted independent living NDIS services:
- Assisting with everyday living skills such as cooking, washing, cleaning, as well as gardening and house upkeep
- Showering, toileting, and dressing are examples of personal care.
- Overnight assistance is available (for those with higher-level needs)
- Participation in athletics, community access, and other leisure activities are examples of what is meant by participation.
- Personal growth and development in terms of social, relational, and communication skills
- Assistance with budgeting, including spending management and payment.
What are the NDIS advantages for assisted independent living?
Increasing your level of independence
Assisted independent living is a programme aimed to assist you in learning to live independently and manage your life. However, even while there is always a professional on hand to provide help when needed, you have the freedom to make choices about your health and well-being. Your support person may also assist you in learning new abilities to obtain the confidence to do them on your own in the future.
Getting to Know New People
Moving out of your home and into an NDIS supported independent living setting provides you with the opportunity to meet others who are in a similar circumstance to yourself. Most independent living support programmes will make an effort to pair you up with other housemates who are of a similar age and who have interests that are similar to yours. When obtaining funds for assisted independent living, sharing a house offers several advantages, including the following:
- Rent is being split between the tenants.
- Some disability assistance is financed in part by the government.
- Having the companionship of another person with whom to share home tasks may be quite beneficial.
Receiving individualised assistance
In part, because everyone’s care requirements are unique, the degree of help needed from an assisted independent living will also be unique. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) tailors payment for this sort of help to the degree of care you need, allowing you to get the most out of your support while maintaining as much independence as possible.
There are three levels of assistance for SIL classed by the NDIS: basic, intermediate, and advanced. An independent support worker often offers basic help.
- The lower the amount of care required, the more likely it would not be given 24/7 and entail frequent monitoring of living circumstances.
- Standard requirements: This help level is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week and includes overnight support and supervision of most day-to-day chores.
- More stringent requirements: This is the most severe degree of SIL provided, and it entails continuous active help with day and nighttime activities. People with significant medical requirements or complicated behavioural problems are more likely to need this level of care.