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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).

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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. 

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PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

These support items enable a participant who requires High-Intensity Supports, to engage in the community, social and recreational activities.

The type of activity will be tailored to suit the interests of the participants and brought in line with the goals in their plan.

Sunshine Coast Disability’s services have resources and access to a wide range of potential activities. Shopping visits to the major centres on the Sunshine Coast such as Sunshine Plaza Maroochydore, Noosa Civic, Kawana Shopping World, Caloundra Shopping Centre – and other locations.

Catch a Movie at the Cinema’s at many of these locations also!

Perhaps the participant would like a nice outdoor experience. This can range from picnic’s, fishing, boating, bushwalking, swimming, surfing lesson’s and previous participants have even got to hand feed dolphins! One of the many beauties of the Sunshine Coast is its easy access for 4WD trips to Teewah Beach at Noosa North Shore and S.C.D.S has access to a safe high-quality 4WD vehicle to facilitate such trips.

Other activities such as board games, cooking lessons and ten pin bowling are also examples of the range of experiences and options available to participants engaged with SCDS.

Any of the above are engaged with from a One-On-One Mentoring focus.

 

Daily Tasks & Shared Living

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:

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  • Budgeting
  • Completing forms and paying bills
  • Shopping
  • 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.

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Specialised Transport

Sunshine Coast Disability Services has five specialised vehicles with full registration for disability transportation.

The support provides for specialised transport services for a participant to attend school, other educational facilities, employment or the community.

Ask us for further information about how to access transport funding in your NDIS plan.

What Is High-Intensity Care?

Offering 24/7 nursing support and Doctor advisory support, our facilities are intended to support the most vulnerable of clients.

Why Use High-Intensity Care?

Medical professionals and highly trained disability support care workers provide NDIS participants with a team-based health NDIS Roster of care plan that promotes the participant’s wellness and comfort. We have a doctor available on staff to provide advice and intervention as appropriate at our Ipswich accommodation.

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TYPES OF HIGH-INTENSITY CARE

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Complex Bowel Care

A routine part of personal support for people with disabilities that need high-intensity care, bowel care requires a specialist level of support overseen by a health practitioner. This type of care is applicable to participants who are at risk of severe constipation or faecal incontinence, such as people with spinal injuries.

The participant’s assigned in house Registered Nurse and AIN care worker will oversee adherence to personal hygiene, observe and record change in bowel habits, administer laxatives or enemas and administer other (non-routine deleted) medication as required.

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Enteral Feeding and Management

People who are reliant on enternal feeding, such as nasogastric or PEG, usually have more complex health issues that require intensive support. Factors that may affect a person’s need for high-intensity support, include such conditions as epilepsy, ABI and cerebral palsy, which puts them at a higher risk of choking, or can cause recurrent dislodgement the feeding tube. As the participants NDIS plan allows, our in house Registered Nurse and skilled AIN disability care workers can assist and help with enteral feeding, monitor the rate and flow of feeding, keep the stoma clean and free of infection and ensure the tube and other equipment necessary for feeding remain hygienically safe and operational.

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Urinary Catheter Management

Catheter insertion is generally done by a health practitioner for a variety of reasons including participants with urinary incontinence, urinary retention, prostate problems or those who have recently undergone procedures or surgery that makes a catheter necessary. As the participant’s NDIS plan allows, our in house Registered Nurse and AIN care workers can assist with replacement and disposal of catheter bags, monitoring skin condition around the catheter site and responding to blockages or dislodged catheters depending on the participant’s circumstances. They will also monitor for signs of infection and seek advice from our on-call doctor or escalate care as necessary.

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Subcutaneous Injections

People who cannot self-administer injections for the medications they need due to their circumstances may require high-intensity care. For example, a person with diabetes who also has motor dysfunction cannot safely self-administer injections. Our skilled Registered Nurse and AIN care workers are able to administer or assist in these medications and ensure safe injection procedures and proper dosages are followed.

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Complex Wound Management

Complex wound management can be undertaken by in house Registered Nurse and AIN carers with relevant training.

This type of care is applicable for people with disabilities who also require assistance with pressure care and chronic wound management. A trained care staff member will follow a wound care plan and inspect and replace wound dressings and monitoring for signs of infection as necessary.

Get Professional High-Intensity Care for Your Loved Ones

Sunshine Coast Disability Services prides itself on working with highly skilled disability support workers. With a full understanding of the care required for participants who need high-intensity care services up to a ratio of one to one or as indicated by a participants NDIS plan. Our support workers can provide your loved ones with the assistance they need, resulting in better disability management and improved quality of life.