The Role of NDIS Respite care in Disability Support

Respite care is a short-term alternative to provide temporary relief and assistance to the caregivers of people who are disabled. It helps both the person who is cared for and the caregiver. It ensures that the caregiver can take a break from his responsibility without compromising the well-being of a disabled person.

The Australian government runs a scheme named NDIS respite care, short-term accommodation for support of disabled persons for a short time away from their usual home. It covers the cost of care in another place for up to 14 days at a time.

It works as a community respite where it helps the disabled person to meet new people and develop independence or social skills, which may also result in carers having a break.

Benefits of Community respite

It not only provides a break to the caregiver but provides several benefits to the disabled person. Some of the benefits are:

  • Improve physical and mental health
  • Promote balance
  • More flexible
  • Access 24/7 care
  • Government Support
  • Relieve stress

Respite care can also provide a safe space for adults with disabilities to connect with their peers. This can help them feel a sense of community and belonging.

Types of NDIS Respite Care

  • Short term accommodation
  • In-home support
  • Community-based activities
  • Flexible respite

Accessing NDIS respite care

An individual with an NDIS plan can discuss their respite care needs with their Local Area Coordinator (LAC) or plan manager.

The LAC or plan manager will help develop a plan that includes appropriate respite support based on the individual’s needs and goals.

myRespiteAccom website can provide you with resources and information about finding and accessing respite services. Overall, NDIS respite care is an essential component of a comprehensive disability support system.