The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was launched in Australia on 1 July 2013.
Whilst the Scheme has now been in operation for eight years, initially with trial sites in each state, the Scheme has made many changes to how it operates as it has evolved.
This has shown that the NDIS is responsive to peoples needs and has provided an opportunity for continual improvement in the way it delivers services to participants.
Lighthouse Health Group has chosen to provide the following services as a NDIS registered provider:
- Support Coordination
- Specialist Support Coordination
- Occupational Therapy – both adult and paediatrics
- Home Modifications – complex and simple
- Social Work
Other services available are:
- Clinical Nurse Consultant services such as continence management, enteral feeding and continence prescription
A national registration scheme has been welcomed to ensure that participants receive fair, respectful and transparent services across Australia that are client focused and represent value for money.
For a provider to become registered and maintain registration to the standards that are expected of the National Quality and Safeguards Committee (NQSC) additional staff are required to ensure that all standards are upheld consistently on a day-to-day basis.
Whilst this has seen a significant cost increase in the provision of services (administration costs), we can see how the NQSC has benefited both our organisational structure and the participant enormously.
To be completely honest to manage all the paperwork expected from the NDIS can sometimes be overwhelming, even for us, particularly as requirements are changing all the time, so we aim to make this process as streamlined as we possibly can for you.