NDIS Services We Offer

HOUSEHOLD TASKS

With a goal of empowering people to lead a meaningful and harmonious life to which they are entitled, Nursing Care Victoria will, where reasonable and necessary (s.34 of the NDIS Act) offer assistance with household tasks to NDIS participants which can include:

  • Housecleaning and similar tasks,
  • Meal planning, preparation and cooking,
  • Delivered meals,
  • Caring for dependents,
  • Banking and shopping,
  • Minor home and yard maintenance,
  • Assistance with specialized equipment for household tasks,
  • Group training/courses in domestic tasks, and
  • Individualized training/skill development in domestic tasks.

Nursing Care Victoria will where reasonable and necessary, offer assistive products for household tasks to ameliorate the effect of the disability which include:

  • Assistive products for meal preparation and clean up,
  • Assistive products for household cleaning, and
  • Assistive seating and adapted chairs.
EX PHYS PERS TRAINING

Exercise physiology and the NDIS may not be clear to everyone, so let us explain how we can help.

NDIS planners are typically unaware of the difference between Exercise Physiology (EP) and Physiotherapy (PT). To get the most from your NDIS funding, it is important to understand the difference:

  • Physiotherapist is…university qualified to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders.
  • Exercise physiologist is…university qualified to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are able to provide services under the NDIS to help improve the Health and Wellbeing of NDIS participant in the Capacity Building Budget.

The Capacity Building budget helps the participants to improve and develop skills to help them reach independence and their long-term goals. Under Improved Health and Wellbeing category, Capacity Building budget includes:

  • Exercise or diet advice to manage the impact of your disability.
How does an EP use NDIS funding?
  • Intensive burst of therapy
  • Community integration –public gym, work gym or hydrotherapy
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Training of family and support workers
  • Exercise equipment prescription
When should you request EP funding?
  • Progressive neurological conditions –MS, PD, MND
  • Stroke, traumatic or acquired brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Mental health – PTSD, Depression
  • Pain management, fibromyalgia, arthritis/RA
  • Autism, Aspergers, Developmental delay
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
What are the challenges of EP and NDIS?
  • Gym memberships are not considered reasonable and necessary
  • People come with goals relating to health and wellbeing but no EP funding
  • Increased unpaid administration/report writing time
COMMUNITY NURSING

This is the provision of specialist care for participants who have high care needs requiring a high level of skill, and for the training of support workers to respond to the participant’s complex needs.

At Nursing Care Victoria, Community Nursing Services are directed by experienced registered nurses and performed by enrolled endorsed nurses, enrolled nurses and assistant nurses in the comfort of your own home.

Community nursing services can assist High Intensity Daily Personal Activities. It includes:

  • Complex Bowel Care
  • Enteral Feeding and Management
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Urinary catheters
  • Ventilation
  • Subcutaneous injection
  • Manage diabetes
  • High risk of seizure
  • Pressure care and wound management
  • Mealtime preparation and delivery
  • Stoma care