Understanding Assistance with Daily Life NDIS
Assistance with daily life is a fund offered by the NDIS, that helps to cover the costs of support for everyday activities, helping you to live as independently as possible.
Some types of support this fund helps to cover:
- Assistance with eating and meal preparation
- Shopping for groceries
- Maintaining your garden
- Help with traveling between places
- Cleaning, laundry, and house maintenance
- Medication and medical assistance
Effective Communication with Support Workers
Strong and effective communication with your support workers, will create a strong basis for maximising the benefits you can receive from assistance with daily life NDIS. By always communicating clearly, you can ensure you are being heard and that all your needs and goals are properly accounted for.
One of the most essential steps in developing this line of communication is clearly expressing your needs from the beginning. A support worker is there to help you, but they require guidance from you to help them understand what exactly you want support with.
Don’t be afraid to state an opinion or preference to your support worker, it’s your life and you get to make decisions. If you have any concerns, questions, or issues, don’t hesitate to let your support worker know, they are there to help you.
Finally, ensure to provide real-time feedback to them. This way the support worker can make adjustments as needed so you can feel as comfortable as possible throughout the entire process.
Creating and setting achievable goals for yourself gives you a stronger sense of motivation, while also guiding your support worker on what you want to accomplish. With this direction, it becomes a lot easier to shape your own personalised support plan to best fit your own unique needs and wants.
To create a set of goals, you will need to take some time to reflect and talk with family and friends about what you would like to achieve. Ask yourself, what you want to achieve in the short-term and the long-term, and whether it is specific enough. Once you’ve decided on that, you need to communicate your aspirations as clearly as possible to your support worker, so they can support you along your journey.
Creating a routine that takes into account your goals will make it a lot easier for you to bring structure and predictability into your day-to-day life. This helps to create a pathway towards your goals, which your support worker can assist you in performing.
Using a schedule will help to create these routines. At first, it can be difficult to introduce a routine, which is why we recommend starting small and working your way up. Communicating your intentions of developing a routine to your support worker will mean you can work on it together, making it an easier and smoother experience for both of you.
Find a support worker who follows a person-centred approach to their support. Person-centred care puts you first, and recognises your needs, goals, and ambitions, allowing you to make independent decisions. This approach emphasises strong communication and collaboration between you and your support worker, as equals.
At EaseCare, our support workers always operate with a person-centred approach, because we believe everyone should have a say in the way they live their lives. Get in touch with us today if you’re interested in receiving assistance with daily life NDIS.