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Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS)

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Dec 14, 2018 4:29:11 PM

Queensland Transition to NDIS Assistive Technology

Please note this information has been reproduced from a flyer released today by Queensland Health. For ease of use we have transcribed to a blog post!! 

The Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) has collated information from Queensland Government websites to assist our clients and prescribers by noting when responsibility is planned to transfer from state schemes/ service providers to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This is not intended to be a comprehensive summary but a guide as it applies to MASS services. The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors has been designated the Lead Agency for the transition of Queensland to NDIS for people with a disability aged under 65 years. The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors is coordinating the transition to the NDIS with other Queensland Government departments that support Queenslanders with disability in areas such as health, education, transport and housing. The below link will take you to the website containing this information:

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Topics: #ndisready, #sunshinecoast #mass, #departmentofCommunities

Professional Boundaries between you and your worker

Posted by Linda Summerton on Dec 6, 2018 4:40:00 PM

With the onset of NDIS and client directed funding, I thought it may be timely to republish this blog post.

All formal working relationships need rapport and trust to function well. This is particularly relevant to the relationship between an individual and the person/s who are employed to provide them with home care – carers or support workers. It is certainly important that the carer makes sure client’s feel at ease with approaching and relating to them – but it is equally important that the lines don’t become blurred.  

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Topics: Sunshine Coast, Professional Boundaries, Noosa, Caloundra, Disability Care, Aged Care, Home Help, Home Care, Blog, Hiring, Care Workers,, #ndisready, #clientdirectedcare

NDIS Reasonable & Necessary Supports

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Dec 4, 2018 4:51:43 PM

Reasonable and Necessary Supports 

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Topics: #ndisprovider, #advancedcarendis, #ndisready, #Reasonable & necessary supports

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

Getting Ready for the NDIS in Five Simple Steps!

Posted by Janet Gibbins on Aug 7, 2018 5:43:12 PM

Its time to find out when the NDIS is coming to the Sunshine Coast and surrounds.
We should all be receiving or have already received a letter.
If not, please call the NDIS on 1800 800 110 and ask if they have your details.
If they don’t have your details, you will need to complete a request to access form.

  1. Learn if you might be able to access the NDIS. Accessing the NDIS depends on your age, residency and disability. Are you under 65 years old? Are you an Australian resident? Do you have a permanent disability?

  2. Think about your life now, your current informal and formal supports, and what is working and what might need to change. Informal supports include the help you get from family and friends. Formal supports are supports you might pay for or get through a program.

  3. Identify your strengths, interests and challenges. Consider your goals or what you might like to achieve.

  4. Write these things down and collect any reports, assessments or information you might find helpful for when the NDIS comes to you. 

Remember, an NDIS partner working in your community will help you get ready when it is time for you to join the NDIS.


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Topics: #ndisprovider, #advancedcarendis, #ndisready

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