Palliative 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 provider of Palliative Care services from the NDIS than Maple Community Services.
Palliative Care actually underpins all NDIS services. Palliative Care support enables patients to live full lives and manage their illness, their symptoms, and any short or long term repercussions of their illness. If you require Palliative Care with disabling functionality, our Palliative Care Support Specialists are highly skilled and trained to provide the expert assistance you need to live your life to the fullest.
Our extensive experience, capacity for 24/7 support, and strong community spirit set us apart when it comes to Palliative Care Support Services. Our pervading family values and friendly specialists give you and your loved ones peace of mind and exceptional support to pursue a happy, fulfilling, and independent life.
Introduction to Palliative Care
Any patient that is diagnosed with an illness with lasting effects can benefit from Palliative Care. Palliative care is a medical field that helps patients deal with the ongoing symptoms and any consequences of their illness or injury. This can involve a combination of counselling, medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pain management, or other support services as needed.
Whatever the inciting illness or injury, Palliative Care Services can improve a patient’s quality of life by helping them manage any ongoing deficits.
Is Palliative Care Covered by the NDIS?
If you suffer from a disability requiring Palliative Care some NDIS supports may be available in conjunction with any access to mainstream health systems.
According to the NDIS, “Where a NDIS participant has a Palliative Care plan in place and is not hospitalised, the NDIS will fund supports required as a direct result of the disability where the support assists the participant to undertake activities of daily living. These supports may be provided at the same time as Palliative Care supports. The NDIS is, however, not responsible for Palliative Care. Palliative Care is provided by the health system.”
At Maple Community Services, we can walk you through the assessment process to see if you qualify for NDIS Palliative Care benefits. If you or your loved one meets the criteria, we can help facilitate the process and have the full capacity to provide any support services you need.
To become an NDIS participant, you need to provide evidence of your condition, but a specific diagnosis is not required. NDIS support is contingent on how the condition impacts you and your daily activities, rather than the diagnosis itself, and that’s where our Palliative Care Specialists can help you.
What Can NDIS Fund For Palliative Care?
The NDIS aims to provide access to high quality, personalised, and innovative supports and services to enhance the independence, and social and economic participation of people with disabilities and their carers.
The NDIS funds several critical services for people who require Palliative Care. These include personal care support, community access support, nutritional support, skill development, transport, household tasks, and behavioural support. 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 partly determined by the severity of a person’s illness.
By partnering with Maple Community Services, together, we can help you identify your priorities and cater a support plan that provides the specific services you need, enabling you to lead a fulfilling life.
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