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What is Assistive Technology in the NDIS?

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Nov 21, 2018 5:35:14 AM

 Assistive Technology, also known as AT, is the equipment a person might use to help them with everyday tasks that they wouldn’t be able to do on their own, or makes it easier and safer to do. For a person living with disability, this might be equipment or systems which help with moving around the home or community, communicating with other people, processing information and other daily tasks. Every person living with a disability has different needs. AT may be included in your NDIS plan if it is identified as a reasonable and necessary support that meets your needs, and supports you to achieve better outcomes in life.

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Topics: #ndisplanner, #assistedliving, #NDIS #technology, #tech

The 'unmentionables' to mention in your NDIS Planning!

Posted by Linda Summerton on Oct 30, 2018 3:26:24 PM


Are you all set for your NDIS plan meeting?

These are now underway here on the Sunshine Coast, so this is just a last minute - but critical reminder to remember the little things in your plan, those things that most people don't want to talk about.
By little I'm talking about the things that you may have overlooked but can add up to a significant amount in your NDIS plan. Have you given enough thought to some items that you currently access through MASS - (Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme) but once you have your NDIS plan will be paid for out of your budget?

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Topics: #ndisready, #ndisplanner, #medicalaidssubsidyscheme, #budget, #sunshinecoast, #incontinence, #medicalaids, #mass

Developing your NDIS Plan

Posted by Amber Ward on Aug 13, 2018 1:35:00 PM

The NDIS recognizes that people with disabilities have different needs, which is why they are giving you choice and control over how your plans are spent.

Over the coming weeks/months, you or your nominee will be contacted to organise your NDIS plan. This can be done over the phone or at a location convenient to yourself, the customer. Your current supports will continue until you have your plan, so breathe.

The NDIS planner will ask you questions about your personal details, current community and mainstream activities – as well as those you want to access in the future, how you manage your activities of daily living and your safety at home and in the community. They will also assist you in setting your reasonable and necessary goals and get your plan started. Finally, they will ask if you are going to self-manage, plan manage or NDIS manage your funds. It is important that you know the definitions of each of these so that you can make an informed decision. 

Again, Advanced Care has staff that can help you pre-develop your plan – we even have a pre-planning document that we are more than happy to assist you to complete. By having this information ready on the day of your planning meeting, you can be reassured that you have as much information as possible, to give to your planner. The more information you can give to the planner, the more they will understand the impacts your disabilities have on your everyday life. Please feel free to contact our friendly staff at Advanced Care on 1300 628 485



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Topics: #ndisprovider, #advancedcarendis, #ndisready, #ndisplanner

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