What is NDIS?

The Aim Of The NDIS

The aim of the NDIS is to support people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
It does this by identifying what disability supports someone needs in order to help achieve their goals in life. This might include greater independence, involvement in the community, education, employment and health and wellbeing.
The NDIS gives people with disability more choice and control over how, when and where their supports are provided, and gives certainty in receiving the support they need over their lifetime.
The NDIS also focuses on early intervention where getting early supports can reduce the impact of disability on you or your child.
People with a psychosocial disability are also able to access support through the NDIS. A psychosocial disability is one where people significant and permanent functional impairments related to mental health issues.
The NDIS is coming in progressively, people who are currently receiving support through the Commonwealth and State governments will be changing over to the NDIS at varying times. The timing will depend on the sort of support you are receiving and where you live.
Find out more about NDIS. https://www.ndis.gov.au

Eligibility for the NDIS

In order to access the NDIS, people need to meet the access requirements. These include:

having a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to take part in everyday activities
being under 65 years pf age when you first join the scheme
being an Australian citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa
living in a NDIS area

Why choose MHC

Our team at MHC, your care is delivered as per your wishes and in consultation with your loved ones and your allied health professionals. Our home care services are extremely flexible and are tailored to meet each individual’s specific needs and choices
Our person-centred approach gives you the reassurance that everything we do is focused on helping you achieve your goals, aspirations and changing needs.

We Offer

Support Coordination
Assistance With Personal Care
Household Task & Gardening
Assist-Travel / Transport
Meal Preparation
Home Modification
Innovate Community Participation
Community Participation / Group Activity
Allied Health Services

Support Coordination

Support Coordination is vital to the success of the NDIS plan. Our primary focus is to assist you to ‘optimise’ your plan ensuring you are getting the most out of your funded support. As a Support Coordinator our role is to help our participants maximise the use of their NDIS plan to achieve their goals, live more independently, increase their skills, and be included in the community and in employment.
MHC Support coordinator will work with you to:
  • Understand your NDIS plan, what each part of your plan means and how you can use the funding effectively
  • Find support services and products best able to meet your individual needs
  • Listen to your needs and work with you and your loved ones and allied health professionals in order to create a unique and holistic NDIS care plan to meet your goals
  • Make referrals for assessments you need and ensure urgent equipment requests are made
  • Coordinate assistance from mainstream services such as education, health, and housing
  • Make sure your NDIS budget is managed to optimise your plan ensuring that you are getting the most out of your funded supports.
  • Enhance your ability to manage and direct your own services. Build your confidence in managing your plan independently in the future.
  • Monitor the progress and outcomes of achieving your goals. Help you to prepare for your next plan review including understanding what has worked and why, what has not worked, the supports needed in the next plan, and drafting plan goals
  • Help through challenges, resolve points of crisis that may arise along the way

Assistance With Personal Care

Personal care Personal Care offers assistance with daily self-care tasks in order to help you maintain appropriate standards of hygiene and grooming.
A little helping hand from us for your personal care can help you build a solid and inspirational frame of mind to face the day.
Our personal care services include:
  • Showering, Bathing, Grooming, Shaving, Dressing
  • Getting you in and out of bed, use of mobility and transferring aids
  • Assistance with eating and drinking
  • Medication prompt/assistance
  • Toilet/continence assistance

Household Task & Gardening

Keeping a home and garden well maintained can be tedious and physically challenging job for many. When things become too hard and not safe for you to attempt, you can ask for help. Your support coordinator will work with you to identify the level of domestic and garden assistance you need.
You should feel safe and comfortable in your own home. We will make sure your home is clean and maintained the way you like it to be. We will also maintain your garden so it is safe for you to enjoy.
My Holistic Care provides a large range of domestic and garden services like:
  • Bed making and changing linen
  • Cleaning your home: dust, vacuum, mop, clean toilet, bathroom and showers
  • Laundry: washing, folding and ironing
  • Spring cleaning and decluttering
  • Gutter and window cleaning
  • Assistance with grocery shopping
  • Maintaining your garden: Lawn mowing, pruning and trimming, watering vegie patch and flower beds

Assist-Travel / Transport

Transport is an important part of everyday life. It is an important factor to enable social and economic participation for people with differing abilities; whether as a means to access the community, work, study, job-seeking, attend medical appointments or to run errands.
Our aim is to:
  • Help you understand how to use your plan to best meet your transport needs through your support coordinator.
  • Assist you, through our experienced care givers, with mobility and transfers, shopping, travel, transport to and from school, work and appointments.
  • Provide you with access to transport and set you up for freedom, independence, socialisation, income, education and more. That is why in many NDIS plans, transport plays an important part.

Meal Preparation

A healthy well-balanced meal is essential for your wellbeing. We encourage our participants to practice nutritious eating habits that are sustainable for a healthy happy life. We have trained care workers who can assist you in meal preparations that meet your unique dietary needs.
Cooking can be fun activity to bring out your creativity and provides a sense of achievement. At My Holistic Care we encourage our participants to get involved with out care workers to learn culinary skills and create meals together.
Our experienced care workers are able to cater for special needs including:
  • Diabetic friendly
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher diets
  • Vegetarian/Pescatarian
  • Vegan

Home Modification

Home modifications are changes to the structure, layout or fittings of a participant’s home so they safely access it and move around comfortably in areas they frequently use. These modifications aim to create a safe and inclusive environment for you. Some simple home modifications can help you live a more independent and fulfilled life. Our focus is on empowering and supporting you to live the best possible life with your family and the community.

Innovate Community Participation

Living with some limitations doesn’t mean you should limit how you wish to live your life. We encourage and assist you to meet new individuals, learn fundamental abilities and feel firmly associated with your locale.
Remaining socially associated is similarly as significant for our wellbeing as physical exercise and diet. Not indulging in community participation can result in sentiments of bitterness or discouragement, which thus can prompt poor mental and physical wellbeing. Our holistic and goal-oriented care planning is designed to motivate you to explore new ideas and a live a fulfilling life
  • We support and encourage social inclusion, making new connections and exploring new opportunities.
  • Assistance to fulfill your spiritual needs
  • Assistance to take care of your physical wellbeing

Community Participation / Group Activity

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) principles recognise that people with disability have the right to realise potential for physical, social, emotional and intellectual development to participate in and contribute to social and economic life to the extent of their ability to exercise choice, including reasonable risks in the pursuit of their goals.
We acknowledge the above and work very hard in helping our participants access the community and encourage them to join group activities. It can lead to improved wellbeing outcomes for people with disability and their carers. Group activities will help them feel confident and socially safe.
Our community participation activities include :
  • Participate in sports of your choice
  • Attending places of your interests like Museums, art galleries, gardens etc.
  • Taking classes of your choice like music, art, cooking etc
  • Participating in fitness routines, yoga, meditation etc.
  • Individual training for your fitness goals
  • Learn new skills like computers
  • Join walking groups, book clubs, friendship groups etc.
  • Assistance to attend to your individual spiritual needs

Allied Health Services

My Holistic Care always works with your allied health team to design your unique care plan. As your care needs evolve, we make referrals to allied health professionals to get the best care for your changing needs.
We can connect you to allied health care professionals such as, physio therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, dietitians, audiologists, podiatrists and other specialised allied health services.
Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapists play an important role in the disability sector, as they often help in injury rehabilitation, progressive conditions and other disabilities that affect a person’s role in daily life. We work with Occupational Therapists to assist you in making everyday activities easier such as self-care, home maintenance, driving, shopping, mobility, education, social participation, leisure, employment and volunteer activities.
Community Nursing
Specialist care for participants who have complex and or high care needs requiring a high level of skill including: Clinical Assessments, Medication Management, Wound Management, Continence Management, Diabetes Management, Post-Hospital Care, Enteral Therapy, Palliative Care, Respite, and Dementia Care.
Diversional therapy
Our Diversional Therapist works with our participants to provide opportunities to engage in leisure and recreation activities which promote positive health outcomes and personal achievement. Activities are designed to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals. All health and leisure programs are designed in consultation with the participant, their primary carers and the allied health team to achieve the best possible outcome for the participant