ASSIST PERSONAL ACTIVITIES HIGH
Support is considered High-Intensity Support if the participant requires assistance from a support worker with additional qualifications and experience relevant to the participant’s complex needs. The high-intensity price limits may be considered when: frequent (at least 1 instance per shift) assistance is required to manage challenging behaviours that require intensive positive behaviour support; and/or continual active support is required due to high medical support needs (such as unstable seizure activity or respiratory support).
DAILY PERSONAL ACTIVITIES
These support items provide a participant with assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These goals can range from cooking and food preparation such as understanding the storage life of ingredients and confidence in cooking using a variety of healthy products. This could also include housework and safe usage and storage of cleaning products. Also general hygiene, daily self-care routines and life skills.
The participant’s plan would contain the tailored goals required for them with assistance from SCDS.
ASSISTANCE WITH DAILY LIFE
This support category relates to assisting with or supervising personal tasks of daily life to enable the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These supports are provided individually to participants and can be provided in a range of environments, including the participant’s own home. Daily Personal Activities Assistance with Self Care Activities These support items provide a participant with assistance with, or supervision of, personal tasks of daily life to develop skills of the participant to live as autonomously as possible. These support items can be delivered to individual participants.
At Sunshine Coast Disability Services, we implement Supported Independent Living or SIL. This program is for participants who live in a house with other people, supporting them to develop the life skills they need to live as independently as possible. This may be a temporary or ongoing situation, depending on the participant.
With the SIL program, NDIS participants can enjoy support for the following:
- Completing forms and paying bills
- Maintaining social skills and positive relationships with family and peers
- Doing household activities, including meal preparation, cleaning the house and being a good neighbour
- Maintaining health and wellbeing
The highly trained disability care workers at Sunshine Coast Disability Services have the skills and experience to provide competent support for every participant. With the SIL program, your loved one can live the life they want and feel empowered to complete their daily activities at home and within the community.
In addition, SIL allows participants to enjoy the comfort of finding independence in their own space at their own pace while also enjoying the companionship of other people who can help them and have similar interests with them.