NDIS funding is financial support for people in Australia who are living with some form of a disability. NDIS funding is vital to assist people living with a disability to help better manage their condition, provide support and to complete activities of their daily living.
Healthstin is a team of allied health professionals passionate about providing effective services for each person living with a disability. Each person is unique and has differing circumstances meaning each approach is different. We believe that NDIS funding is fundamental in improving your health and wellbeing and that is why we are committed to guaranteeing that you avoid prematurely exhausting your NDIS funding.
However, before we provide tips on how to avoid overspending your NDIS funding, let us first understand what NDIS funding is and how Healthstin can help you.
What is NDIS funding?
What is NDIS funding? NDIS, or National Disability Insurance Scheme, is financial support acquired by people living with a disability in Australia. The funding also supports connecting different services in the community, such as professional help, educational facilities, healthcare and community and social groups.
But how is it gauged, and what does it constitute? Your NDIS plan will be explicitly based on your disability support needs and what is reasonable and necessary. Your plan includes the following:
1. Personal Details
Information about you and your disability, the place where you live, and maybe your guardian who tends and cares for you.
2. Services and Community Groups
Information regarding community-based or other governmental organisations that provide services and support, such as support groups, health facilities, libraries, and public transportation, is provided in this section.
3. Family and Friends
Information about your personal support network – your family and friends – that do not receive funding but help you achieve your goals.
4. Your Goals
One of the most essential parts of your NDIS plan is what you want to achieve! Your goals specify the goals you would like to achieve and the long-term goals you have identified for your personal life.
5. Funded Support
This section outlines the funds you have been given for each support category and its intended use. Not all the support categories in your plan may be financed. One or two assistance categories may be funded for some people, while several may be invested in others. It depends on your particular needs and could vary depending on the support and services you require from your plan.
How to avoid overspending on NDIS funding?
Since your NDIS funds include what is necessary and reasonable, keeping track of your funds are essential. As allied health professionals, one of our primary goals is to ensure that your funds are being utilized as effectively as possible. So, here are 3 ways Healthstin will be instrumental in avoiding overspending on your NDIS funding.
1. Creating a Sustainable Treatment Plan Based on Funding
Creating a sustainable treatment plan for the duration of your plan, rather than part of it. This enables you to have a clear understanding of how we will support you for the long term, and avoid you being left without any supports or treatments for the duration of your plan
2. Utilisation of MyHealthPal Platform in Between Sessions
MyHealthPal Platform is one of the most effectives ways to continue working on your goals in between sessions with your Allied Health Profile. We all know that the more you do of something, the better you can become at it, and the greater the results. MyHealthPal also allows you to keep track of programs, symptoms and test the effectiveness of your treatment. Overall, it helps reduce the cost of having to see your Allied Health Professional.
3. Leverage Education and Tools to Help Capacity Building
Our Allied Health Professionals believe in providing a holistic service. Not only will they work with you to move better each day, but they will also provide education and tools so that you can help take control of your health.
NDIS funding categories
When first receiving your NDIS plan, it can be overwhelming to understand the different budgets that have been allocated, and we know important it is to people living with a disability to ensure every cent is used appropriately. Here is a breakdown of the different budgets in your NDIS Plan:
NDIS Core Support Funding
Your core support funds help you with your daily activities and disability-related needs and are the most flexible out of your budgets. It is broken down into 4 categories:
- Personal Care (assistance with your daily activities),
- Community activities (Assistance with community and social participation),
- Consumables (Daily items you will require to ensure proper care) and;
NDIS Capital Support Budget
Your capital support budget handles assistive technology and equipment that you may need. This type of funding may require a quote, support letter or a report:
- Assistive technology such as wheelchairs,
- Home and Vehicle Modifications
NDIS Capacity Building Budget
The capacity building budget focus’ on increasing your level of independence and competence so you can work toward your plan’s goals. Capacity building supports include Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and all other Allied Health Professionals and is broken down into different categories:
- Improved Daily Living
- Improved Health and Wellbeing
Finding your providers
You have complete discretion and control over the services you choose. You can choose from both registered and unregistered providers if your NDIS plan is plan managed or self-managed,.. You can only use providers who are registered with the NDIS if your plan is managed by the NDIA. Healthstin is a Registered NDIS Provider.
At Healthstin, we aim to help better support you with our Exercise Physiology Services in your NDIS plan seamlessly, stress and hassle-free while helping you empower your abilities, acquire independence and increase self-confidence. If you are in need of an exercise physiologist, give us a call on 1300 090 931 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.