Occupation therapy and support for those with a disability has been steadily improving over time. It is incredibly important that those who are disadvantaged have the opportunity to benefit from enhanced levels of care throughout their daily lives. The introduction of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) has been gradually rolled out in Australia since 2016, after being trialled in a number of places since July 2013. It will provide disability coverage and NDIS SDA to approximately 460 000 Australians who are impaired by a permanent or significant disability. Indeed, there are many benefits afforded to disabled people because of NDIS SDA. Here are several to consider if you are trying to learn more about the NDIS SDA scheme.
More efficient staff support
Disability housing is incredibly important as it allows for staff to be ready on-hand throughout the day. It provides a sense of security and ease knowing a qualified individual is there to assist should any issues arise. NDIS SDA means there is someone there day and night to provide meaningful and helpful support to those in need of assistance. Indeed, staff members can assist with a wide range of tasks like grocery shopping, budgeting and financial planning, laundry responsibilities and meal preparation. This is really important in ensuring that the share house functions efficiently and that all members live together harmoniously.
It doesn’t matter what specific NDIS SDA is being used, whether it is a large share house or self-contained apartments; the new developments introduced in the scheme allow for the creation of a compassionate and warm sense of community. A lot of people with disabilities become depressed and alienated, as they can sometimes feel lonely and detached from friends and family. However, disability accommodation allows for the development of meaningful friendships, which can help build social skills, like how to communicate in a positive manner and maintain friendships.
Likewise, share housing can help people who lack the faculty to care for themselves. If left to care for themselves, their quality of life would decrease and their emotional health would deteriorate. Support housing ensures that disabled individuals are afforded the opportunity to become more independent in an encouraging and positive environment.
With the support of occupational therapists, disabled people can develop a sense of autonomy and pride in being able to perform tasks for themselves, ultimately building their self-esteem. It could be anything from cleaning, cooking, and dressing, gardening or washing. More importantly, what it means is that the person can now take a greater control of their life, leading to a greater level of personal satisfaction.
Furthermore, NDIS SDA is more suitable than conventional housing because of the removal of physical or emotional obstacles that can undermine a disabled person’s quality of life. Indeed, disability housing can be modified with various assistive devices designed to remove stress or any duress throughout the day.
Indeed, such inclusions to share housing would be things like walkways as opposed to stairs, extra assistive rails in the kitchen and bathroom, along with safety timers on heating appliances, should they be forgotten when used. Young children can also be catered for in the form of child-proof locks on cabinets that may contain potentially dangerous items. Guards can also be installed in the home to prevent children from entering areas of the home that may cause harm.
For example, you may want to have locking guards that prevent children from entering the garage or the backyard without permission. Therefore, it is clear that NDIS SDA can be incredibly beneficial in improving the quality of life of those suffering from a serious or minor disability.