What is Assistance with Personal Activities?
Assistance with personal activities is an important service provided by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for people with disability. This service helps NDIS participants to carry out daily activities they may have difficulty performing on their own. It includes assistance with tasks such as personal hygiene, dressing, eating, and mobility.
Accessing assistance with personal activities is easy for NDIS participants. Participants can include this service in their NDIS plan by discussing their needs with their support coordinator or NDIS planner. They can also find registered providers offering this service through the NDIS provider portal or by contacting the NDIS contact centre.
NDIS participants may need and use assistance with personal activities for a variety of reasons. Some participants may have physical disabilities that prevent them from performing personal activities independently, while others may have intellectual or developmental disabilities that make it challenging for them to complete personal tasks. Assistance with personal activities is a vital support for NDIS participants as it enables them to live independently and maintain their dignity and self-esteem.
NDIS participants can get connected and engage with assistance with personal activities services by contacting registered providers in their area. These providers will work with participants to develop a care plan that meets their individual needs and goals. They will also provide ongoing support and guidance to help participants achieve their goals and live the life they want.
Why seek assistance with Personal Activities?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability to help them achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. One of the areas of support that the NDIS covers is assistance with personal activities.
Assistance with personal activities is support provided to NDIS participants with daily personal activities that they cannot perform independently due to their disability. These activities include daily living activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, grooming, and eating. Assistance with personal activities also covers instrumental activities of daily living such as meal preparation, shopping, and laundry.
Examples of Personal Activities Supports:
- Assistance with personal hygiene, such as showering or bathing, brushing teeth, and haircare.
- Help with dressing, including choosing clothes, putting them on, and taking themoff.
- Assistance with feeding, including meal preparation, feeding, and cleaning up.
- Support with mobility, including transferring to and from a wheelchair, walking or using a mobility aid.
- Assistance with medication management, such as administering medication and managing medication schedules.
- Help with bladder and bowel management, including toileting and managing continence.
- Assistance with communication, including help with using assistive technology or communicating with others.
- Support with household tasks, such as cleaning, laundry, and shopping.
- Assistance with community access, including support with public transport or attending community events
- Help with social and recreational activities, including support with hobbies, interests, and social connections.
How to access supports for Personal Activities with the NDIS?
To access assistance with personal activities, a NDIS participant needs to include it in their NDIS plan. The NDIS participant can then choose a service provider to provide the support services. The service provider needs to be a registered NDIS provider, and the NDIS participant needs to ensure that the service provider has the necessary skills and qualifications to provide the required support services.
Registered NDIS providers can provide assistance with personal activities to NDIS participants. These providers need to have the necessary skills and qualifications to provide the required support services. State Wide Community Services is a registered NDIS provider in the Perth and Peel region, providing assistance with personal activities to NDIS participants.
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State Wide Community Services is a registered NDIS provider which can provide a range of disability support services that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of participants. We have an inclusive approach and believe in helping participants feel more supported and confident in their day to day life.
Our services include assistance with daily living, personal care, transport, social activities, and household services among others. By choosing State Wide Community Services, participants can access a range of supports within their local community, which can help them maintain their independence and social connections.
Additionally, with a team of experienced, multi-cultural and multilingual support workers, State Wide Community Services has a strong understanding of the local community and can provide culturally appropriate services to participants from diverse backgrounds.
This may include providing support workers who speak the participant's language and who have a strong understanding of their cultural practices and beliefs, or helping participants who have limited English proficiency to communicate their needs and preferences effectively. This can lead to better outcomes for participants, as they can receive services that are tailored to their individual needs.
It's important to note that when choosing a disability support service provider, participants should consider their individual needs, goals, and preferences. It's also important to ensure that the chosen provider is registered with the NDIS and meets the relevant quality and safety standards.