Activities of daily living
What support can I get through the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may fund supports to help you with activities of daily living. For a support to be funded it needs to be linked to an outcome you have identified in your plan.
The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:
- Daily personal activities
- Help with household tasks to allow you to maintain your home
- Home modification design and construction
The NDIS can pay for supports that are reasonable and necessary for you. This means they are related to your disability and are required for you to live your life and achieve your goals.
You can read more about reasonable and necessary supports on the NDIS website.
Who can provide this support?
Occupational Therapists provide support and training in activities of daily living ranging from household management to personal care.
They can enable you to complete tasks more easily at home, work, and in the community such as:
- Cooking and cleaning
- Dressing and grooming
- Using technology to work or play
- Travelling wherever you want to go
- Being out and about
- Forming friendships and meeting people
They may also be able to provide you with advice, training and support on assistive technology equipment and aids.