Top 10 FAQs about Supported Independent Living
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Top 10 FAQs about Supported Independent Living

If you want to make sure that you get the best result out of your independent living or if you want to make sure that you are seeking the right support options, then you should know that we have constructed this guide to help you.

1. How Does Independent Living Work?

The NDIS state that independent living essentially means you getting help or supervision with day to day tasks. This will help you to develop the skills you need to live independently while building confidence. You can be given independent living support in any property, regardless of whether you are the owner or not. This means that you can be given help in a shared accommodation or if you live alone.

2. How are the Staff Trained?

The staff who are sent to support you are trained to the highest possible level. They are passionate about what they do, and they are also continually making sure that they are up to date with the regulations regarding care as well. They can help you with everything from personal care to preparing meals and more. If you know that you struggle with household chores more than anything, then the staff can help you with that too. It’s safe to say that they are trained to be versatile, so you won’t have anything to worry about. If your only issue is with driving, then the staff can drive you to meet your medical appointments and they can also help you with any recreational activities that you may want to take part in.

3. What are the Benefits of Supported Independent Living?

There are many benefits to supported independent living. Some of them will include the fact that you can live the life you always have done, just with a bit of extra help and support. You can also count on having someone there to help you if you ever need it, with some daily household tasks that you may otherwise struggle with. On top of this, you can rest assured knowing that your family do not have to worry about you getting the help you need to live your life independently.

4. How do I Access Government-Funded Services?

If you want to access government-funded services, then our team will guide you through the entire service. It doesn’t matter whether it’s NDIS or whether it’s for a home care package. We are also able to provide you with a private package if you do not have government funding.

5. What are the SIL Need Categories?

SIL is designed to let multiple people share the service but at a decreased cost. It’s usually allocated at different levels of need. This can include lower need, where the individual needs regular supervision or standard needs, where they are more active but require round the clock assistance. You also have the higher need category, if more complex assistance is required, but the individual is very much independent.

6. How do I Get SIL in my Home?

If you are a homeowner or if you have a private rental that you share with various other participants in the program then you may be able to get SIL in your property. A support worker can help you to navigate the process and they can also help you to submit a roster of care if you need additional support.

7. Will I Qualify for SIL?

If you are not sure if you meet all of the required eligibility requirements for SIL then you have nothing to worry about. Our team can work with you to make sure that you are able to get all of the help and support you need. It’s important to know that you don’t need to move in with other people to get SIL support, in fact, domestic home visits are always an option, so if you need a light amount of support throughout the day, but you want to keep your own home and independent living status then this is more than possible.

8. Will SIL Help me to Connect More with the Community?

Approved services, like Home Caring, can easily ensure that you are able to maintain all of the connections you have now, or connections you wish to have with the community. This can include behavioural support and even therapeutic support.

9. Can I Be Transported if I Require Mobility Support?

If you need to be transported and you require a walking frame or any kind of support for your mobility, then your care professional will have an adequate vehicle to make sure that you are able to get to where you need to be with ease. If you want to find out more about this or if you want to make sure that you are able to get the homecare you need, then you can always chat with our team to find out more if you want to make sure that your specific needs are met.

10. Who can Access the NDIS Scheme?

There are some criteria that you’ll need to follow when it comes to the NDIS scheme. You, or your loved one will need to be under the age of 65 and they will also need to be an Australian citizen. You will also need to be a permanent resident or a citizen of New Zealand with a protected special visa. You will also need to have a significant or permanent disability that requires supportive assistance from others.

Of course, if you need any help with your home care or if you would like to find out how we can help you then the only thing that you need to do is contact us today. When you do, you can then trust in us to talk you through all of the options that are available. We can also help you to know if there is anything that you can do to make sure that you qualify for the required level of support, and also help you with any questions that you might have about our services. You can contact us by phone or by email at any time.

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