What is NDIS?

What is NDIS?

The aim of the NDIS is to support people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
It does this by identifying what disability supports someone needs in order to help achieve their goals in life. This might include greater independence, involvement in the community, education, employment and health and wellbeing. ​
The NDIS gives people with disability more choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided, and gives certainty in receiving the support they need over their lifetime.
The NDIS also focuses on early intervention where getting early supports can reduce the impact of disability on you or your child.
People with a psychosocial disability are also able to access support through the NDIS. A psychosocial disability is one where people significant and permanent functional impairments related to mental health issues. The NDIS is coming in progressively, people who are currently receiving support through the Commonwealth and State governments will be changing over to the NDIS at varying times. The timing will depend on the sort of support you are receiving and where you live.
Find out more about NDIS. https://www.ndis.gov.au

Eligibility for the NDIS

In order to access the NDIS, people need to meet the access requirements.

Having a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities.
Being under 65 years pf age when you first join the scheme.
Being an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa.
Living in a NDIS area.

Why choose IHA

Our team at IHA, your care is delivered as per your wishes and in consultation with your loved ones and your allied health professionals.
Our home care services are extremely flexible and are tailored to meet each individual’s specific needs and choices.
Our person-centred approach gives you the reassurance that everything we do is focused on helping you achieve your goals, aspirations and changing needs.

We Offer

Person Centred Care.
A Holistic Approach to Care.
User friendly application for instant feedback, reminders and updates.
Diversional and Cognitive Therapy.
24/7 Round the Clock Care.
Carers from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and languages.

Assistance With Personal Care

Personal Care offers assistance with daily self-care tasks in order to help you maintain appropriate standards of hygiene and grooming.
A little helping hand from us with your personal care can help you build a solid and inspirational frame of mind to face the day.
Our personal care services include:
  • Showering, Bathing, Grooming, Shaving, Dressing
  • Getting you in and out of bed, use of mobility and transferring aids
  • Assistance with eating and drinking
  • Medication prompt/assistance
  • Toilet/continence assistance

Household Task & Gardening

Keeping a home and garden well maintained can be tedious and physically challenging job for many. When things become too hard and not safe for you to attempt, you can ask for help. Your support coordinator will work with you to identify the level of domestic and garden assistance you need.
You should feel safe and comfortable in your own home. We will make sure your home is clean and maintained the way you like it to be. We will also maintain your garden so it is safe for you to enjoy.
IHA provides a large range of domestic and garden services like:
  • Bed making and changing linen
  • Cleaning your home: dust, vacuum, mop, clean toilet, bathroom and shower
  • Laundry: washing, folding and ironing
  • Spring cleaning and decluttering
  • Gutter and window cleaning
  • Assistance with grocery shopping
  • Maintaining your garden: Lawn mowing, pruning and trimming, watering vegie patch and flower beds

Meal Preparation

A healthy well-balanced meal is essential for your wellbeing. We encourage our participants to practice nutritious eating habits that are sustainable for a healthy happy life. We have trained care workers who can assist you in meal preparations that meet your unique dietary needs.
Cooking can be fun activity to bring out your creativity and provides a sense of achievement. At IHA we encourage our participants to get involved with out care workers to learn culinary skills and create meals together.
Our experienced care workers are able to cater for special needs including:
  • Diabetic friendly
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher diets
  • Vegetarian/Pescatarian
  • Vegan

Assist-Travel / Transport

Transport is an important part of everyday life. It is an important factor to enable social and economic participation for people with differing abilities; whether as a means to access the community, work, study, job-seeking, attend medical appointments or to run errands.
Our aim is to:
  • Help you understand how to use your plan to best meet your transport needs through your support coordinator.
  • Assist you, through our experienced care givers, with mobility and transfers, shopping, travel, transport to and from school, work and appointments.
  • Provide you with access to transport and set you up for freedom, independence, socialisation, income, education and more. That is why in many NDIS plans, transport plays an important part.

Home Modification

Home modifications are changes to the structure, layout or fittings of a participant’s home so they safely access it and move around comfortably in areas they frequently use.
These modifications aim to create a safe and inclusive environment for you. Some simple home modifications can help you live a more independent and fulfilled life.
Our focus is on empowering and supporting you to live the best possible life with your family and the community.

Innovate Community Participation

Living with some limitations doesn’t mean you should limit how you wish to live your life. We encourage and assist you to meet new individuals, learn fundamental abilities and feel firmly associated with your locale.
Remaining socially associated is similarly as significant for our wellbeing as physical exercise and diet. Not indulging in community participation can result in sentiments of bitterness or discouragement, which thus can prompt poor mental and physical wellbeing.
Our holistic and goal-oriented care planning is designed to motivate you to explore new ideas and a live a fulfilling life.

Group Activity

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) principles recognise that people with disability have the right to realise potential for physical, social, emotional and intellectual development to participate in and contribute to social and economic life to the extent of their ability to exercise choice, including reasonable risks in the pursuit of their goals.
We acknowledge the above and work very hard in helping our participants access the community and encourage them to join group activities. It can lead to improved wellbeing outcomes for people with disability and their carers. Group activities will help them feel confident and socially safe.
Our community participation activities include:
  • Participate in sports of your choice
  • Attending places of your interests like Museums, art galleries, gardens etc.
  • Taking classes of your choice like music, art, cooking etc
  • Participating in fitness routines, yoga, meditation etc.
  • Individual training for your fitness goals
  • Learn new skills like computers
  • Join walking groups, book clubs, friendship groups etc.
  • Assistance to attend to your individual spiritual needs

Allied Health Services

IHA always works with your allied health team to design your unique care plan. As your care needs evolve, we make referrals to allied health professionals to get the best care for your changing needs
We can connect you to allied health care professionals such as, physio therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, dietitians, audiologists, podiatrists and other specialised allied health services.
Occupational Therapy:
Occupational therapists play an important role in the disability sector, as they often help in injury rehabilitation, progressive conditions and other disabilities that affect a person’s role in daily life. We work with Occupational Therapists to assist you in making everyday activities easier such as self-care, home maintenance, driving, shopping, mobility, education, social participation, leisure, employment and volunteer activities.
Community Nursing:
Specialist care for participants who have complex and or high care needs requiring a high level of skill including: Clinical Assessments, Medication Management, Wound Management, Continence Management, Diabetes Management, Post-Hospital Care, Enteral Therapy, Palliative Care, Respite, and Dementia Care.

Diversional Therapy

Our Diversional Therapist works with our participants to provide opportunities to engage in leisure and recreation activities which promote positive health outcomes and personal achievement. Activities are designed to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals. All health and leisure programs are designed in consultation with the participant, their primary carers and the allied health team to achieve the best possible outcome for the participant
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) and Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (ICST)
CST has been found to significantly benefit the memory and thinking skills of most people with memory loss and mild to moderate dementia. At IHA, we have care workers trained to offer ICST to better engage with individuals they provide care to. ICST also enhances the bond and interactions between the care worker and the person they care for.