The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding for Respite support which is essential for protecting the mental and physical well-being of the participants as well as their primary caregivers. Short-Term Accommodation, including respite, is the NDIS-funded support which enables the participants to stay at a location away from their home for a short duration. This offers an opportunity for the participants to have time apart from their families and explore new things. In addition to that, their caregivers can also take a short break from their caregiving responsibilities. It allows caregivers to prioritise self-care and avoid burnout.
Short-Term Accommodation funding of participants pays for their personal care, accommodation, food and the disability assistance required to engage in selected capacity- building activities that the participants want to explore. Though the NDIS funds up to 28 days of Short-Term Accommodation per year, the flexible nature of STA funding allows the participants to use it for a period of up to 14 days at a time or for a single weekend per month. Short-Term Accommodation, including respite, must be utilised when the informal support of a participant is not available. It is not an alternative for long-term housing. STA support can help the participants to improve their social relationships and try their hands at learning new skills.
Aussie Life Care believes that respite support is crucial for providing quality care to people with disabilities. Taking a break from the usual routine is essential for both the participant as well as their carers to recharge and rejuvenate their mental well-being. As a registered NDIS service provider, we can help you access respite accommodations in Victoria where participants will be able to relax and focus on capacity-building activities of their choosing. Our support workers will diligently attend to all the disability-related support needs of the participants so that they can enjoy their stay. Contact us today to know more.
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