accomodation needs assessments

OTs assess the structure, technology, staffing and disability services required to support your everyday living in a specialist home curated for your needs. 

 
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Active One OTs are experienced in completing comprehensive housing assessments to support participants to find the housing solution that best meets their needs.

 

Housing options that can be accessed via the NDIS include:

  • Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

  • Supported Independent Living (SIL)

  • Independent Living Options (ILO)

OTs can assist participants to complete the NDIS Home and Living Supports Request form which is the first step in exploring housing and support options.

 

Specialist Disability Accommodation - SDA

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) refers to accommodation for people who require specialist housing solutions and supports due to extreme functional impairment or very high support needs. 

 

SDA homes are constructed to be more accessible and enable better or safer delivery of other supports for daily tasks.  Commonly, they involve living with a small number of other people.

The NDIS have very specific criteria that a person must meet to be considered eligible for SDA funding, and Active One OTs have extensive experience in assessing and applying for SDA approval.

 

Short or medium-term accommodation are options that we can also assist with and can be useful when waiting for long term accommodation, or if you are seeking an opportunity to try out living away from home in preparation for the future.

 

Supported Independent Living - SIL

SIL refers to help or supervision with daily tasks in your own home to assist you to live as independently as possible, while building your skills.

 

Activities that a support worker may assist with include personal care tasks, meal preparation and accessing the community.

 

Active One OTs frequently assist participants to assess and identify activities of daily living that they need help with and can help to train support workers engaged via a SIL roster of care to assist, but also build on the participants’ independence.

Independent Living Options – ILO

ILO is a developing area of NDIS support that provides the participant more freedom to choose the home they live in, and to set up supports the way they want.

 

Active One OTs can assist with a comprehensive assessment to determine the participant’s strengths and identify where they may need support to maximise safety and independence.

 

Developing an ILO package that is unique to each individual requires a team-approach and Active One OTs will work closely with the participant’s support coordinator and ILO provider to ensure the best outcomes.