NDIS Improved Daily Living

NDIS Improved Daily Living

With Improved Daily Living NDIS participants receive support to build and improve their life skills. With more life skills comes the opportunity to lead a more independent and enriched life. The way in which you develop these skills will depend on your individual needs, capacities and goals, which is why Care Assure will work with you to ensure your everyday life improves in the best way possible.
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What is Improved Daily Living?

NDIS Improved Daily Living is one of the nine subcategories under Capacity Building. This funding item can be used for training and support in developing, maintaining and strengthening skills for independence, community participation and an improved daily life.

These skills are often developed by using the allocated funds to pay for therapeutic support services and allied health professionals who can work with you to develop such skills. For example, they may design programs to increase independence in everyday tasks such as showering, dressing or using public transport. They can also help with implementing environmental support, such as home or workplace modifications as well as offer functional assessments and prescribe assistive technology. Please note, Improved Daily Living can be used to conduct assessments and reports that support your need for Assistive Technology or Home Modifications , however implementation must come out of your Capital Support funding category.
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What does the NDIS Improved Daily Living category cover?

Individual Assessments and Reporting

In many situations, participants require the support of a health professional before they can access or implement new ways to improve their day to day lives. Care Assure’s team of allied health professionals can conduct thorough assessments and provide detailed reports that will ensure you receive the necessary support, funding and equipment to meet your needs and individual goals for an improved daily life.

Therapy Programs

Our team of allied health professionals are here to help you build and strengthen your life skills so you can achieve greater independence in everyday life. Work with Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Speech Therapists or Physiotherapists to develop personalised support programs designed to help you reach your goals. From improved language and communication skills to interacting and moving around your environment more confidently, we will put together a therapy program that meets your needs for improved daily living.

Daily Living and Life Skills

We will work with you to identify strategies that can help you overcome your daily challenges and improve your life skills. Our team of support workers and allied health professionals will help you to live more independently by developing and strengthening your ability to shower, dress, .cook, clean, budget and plan your life more autonomously. No matter what life skills you need to work on, Care Assure is here to help. Call us today on 08 7071 9276.
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How to get Improved Daily Living in your NDIS plan

In order to access funding for Improved Daily Living in your NDIS plan, eligible participants must discuss the everyday challenges you face with your NDIS plan manager or LAC. For example, difficulties you experience with showering, cooking, or taking public transport on your own.

Prior to your NDIS plan meeting, compile as much information about these day-to-day barriers and prepare examples of how it can be improved with support. It’s also advised that you have your GP write a letter detailing these challenges with recommendations to improve your everyday living situation. If Improved Daily Living support is deemed reasonable and necessary for your situation, then it can be included in your NDIS plan.

Improved Daily Living FAQs:

Capacity Building funding focuses on the development of skills so that participants can lead a more independent life. For many people living with a disability, they have the capacity to carry out daily activities, but may not have the skills, education or knowledge to do so. Through capacity building supports, participants are able to reach their full potential and achieve greater independence.

For a support or service to be considered ‘reasonable and necessary’, it must be related to a participant’s disability. Moreover, it should not include day to day living costs that are not related to your disability support needs. Also, the support or service should be considered effective for the participant and represent the value for money.

The NDIS provides funding for a range of supports and services intended to improve the lives of people with a disability. With these types of supports in place, participants are more able to develop their independence, build new skills, and have more access to their community. With this comes a greater sense of self and achievement in life.

Improved daily living involves therapy support by allied health professionals. The purpose of a therapy is to maximise an individual’s independence. This may often include support from occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologist, or psychologist. For example, an individual may require diagnosis with communication difficulties. And can seek consultation with a speech pathologist.

NDIS participants are required to have functional capacity assessment, to ensure they have the right level of support or may need additional assistance to achieve their daily living goals. The assessment is performed by an occupational therapist, that provides a detailed and comprehensive report to the concerned party. The FCA report may involve medical history, summary of self-care, scope of home environment, bowel or bladder management difficulties.

The purpose of a functional capacity assessment is to evaluate your unmet needs and current living arrangements of the participants. This is required by the NDIS to assess or review a participant’s support and funding requirements. For example, an individual may need an assistive technology such as a wheelchair, for every day activities. An Occupation therapist will carry out Assistive Technology assessments including Paediatric assessments (if necessary).

Yes, absolutely! A SIL report is a comprehensive document required by the NDIS. To determine, if the required SIL support is considered reasonable and necessary for the participant. This may involve multiple sessions including assessing the current home and living arrangements of the participant.

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