Motor Neurone Care & Support
Maple Community Services prioritises getting to know you in order to identify and achieve your goals. We help you set a course for greater independence with reliable support. There is no better NDIS provider than Maple Community Services in supporting patients with Motor Neurone Disease.
Motor Neurone Disease can be debilitating and limit your abilities to participate in everyday activities. If you are affected by Motor Neurone Disease, our Support Workers are highly skilled and trained to provide the assistance you need to live a full life.
Our extensive experience, capacity for 24/7 support, and strong community spirit set us apart when it comes to Motor Neurone Disease support services. Our pervading family values and friendly specialists give you and your loved ones peace of mind and unmatched support to pursue a happy, fulfilling, and independent life.
Introduction to Motor Neurone Disease
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease that is most commonly diagnosed in older adults in their 60s or 70s, though it can affect adults of any age.
Beyond supportive care, there are medications that can also slow or improve patients’ experience of symptoms and need for additional support. With proper treatment, patients are living longer and better. Maple can help patients get the care and treatments they need.
Is Motor Neurone Disease Covered by the NDIS?
Yes! If you or your loved one suffers from MND, it is covered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and you may be eligible for funding to avail of our support services.
Motor Neurone Disease is in the List A category of NDIS eligibility. However, your loved one’s diagnosis must have been classed as severe to meet the requirements for List A (for example: assessed as Level 3, 4, or 5 on the Gross Motor Function Classification System – GMFCS). If this is the case, then you’re very likely to be approved for funding. If you don’t have a diagnosis of severe MND, you may fall under List B which means further functional assessment may be necessary prior to being approved for NDIS funding.
At Maple, we can assist you in the assessment process to see if you or your loved one qualifies for NDIS MND benefits. If you or your loved one meets the criteria, we have the capacity to provide comprehensive services to enhance your quality of life.
What Can NDIS Fund For Motor Neurone Disease?
The NDIS funds several critical services for people with Motor Neurone Disease. These include speech and occupational therapy, consumable and assistive technologies, physiotherapy, personal care support, nutritional support, and behavioural support. NDIS funding can even pay for a Support Worker to assist you or your loved one at home. Plan Management and Support Coordination Funding are almost always offered to NDIS Participants when they receive their plan. The types and amounts of funding available are determined in part by the severity of functional loss.
For children younger than seven years of age, NDIS funding provides early interventions, takes a family-centred approach, and helps families connect with MND service providers. At Maple, we can assist you or your loved one with the NDIS application to receive your or your loved one’s needed funding.
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