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IN-HOME DISABILITY SUPPORT

Do I Need In-Home Disability Support?

Wondering if in-home disability support might be a good option for your family? Take our quick quiz below to find out.

  • Would my family member with a disability like an afternoon, weekend or block of time doing something different outside the family?
  • Do we need a break from each other?
  • Would my family member with a disability like a break to do something for him/herself?
  • Do I need some time to organise and attend appointments?
  • Do I worry that there may not be anyone to care for my family member with a disability if an emergency arises?
  • Am I feeling tired and burnt out, badly in need of a holiday or a rest?
  • Do I avoid going out because I feel I am imposing on other people to care for my family member?
  • Is it important to me to spend quality time with my partner and my other children or would I like to have a break to do something for myself?

If your answer is ‘yes’, to any of these questions, in-home disability support will likely be a great option for you.

Support for People with Disabilities

In-home disability support enables participants to take a break from their normal routine. Whether It’s a short holiday, a weekend away or simply doing something nice on a Saturday afternoon, in-home disability support can provide the support needed, for this important respite to happen.

The benefits of in-home disability support include enabling people living with a disability to experience new and different environments and experiences as well as giving them the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

Support for Families with Disabilities

It’s important that families and carers of people living with a disability are given the opportunity to take a break from their regular routine. As such, many families see in-home disability support as the most important source of support in sustaining the family unit.

Helping You Achieve Your NDIS Goals

We’d love to help you achieve your NDIS goals. The Riverlink team does this by providing:

  • Access to the community, enabling participation in leisure and recreational activities, including sport, exercise, creative and musical programs.
  • Support in your home.
  • Transport to and from any activities you choose to participate in
  • Assistance with communication within the family unit, as well as with friends and peers. This often includes the use of sign language.
  • Assistance with behavioural support programs.
  • Support as you make important choices about your daily life and routine.
  • Specialised support and training, when using items which may assist you including mobility aids, hoists, electric wheelchairs and communication devices.
  • Medication administration and tube/peg feeding.
  • Specialised services for people with disabilities.
  • Support for families with disabilities.
  • Skills assistance and training, to help you lead a more independent life. These skills may include personal grooming and hygiene; meal preparation; scheduling activities and appointments; using household equipment; and much more.

Riverlink Disability Support Staff

Our team of highly skilled staff are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. They are trained in all aspects of supporting people with disabilities to make choices and to participate in activities of their choosing. Contact one of our disability support specialists today on 02 9638 0999 for more information about In-Home Disability and Individual Support.

Riverlink is NDIS registered and has a reputation for providing outstanding staff for participants. Riverlink complies with all relevant legislation as well as obtaining Third Party verification for the NSW Disability Services Standards and has gained Accreditation to the Australian Standards in the areas of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and Quality Management Systems [AS/NZS 4801- 2001 and AS/NZS ISO 9001-2008].

For people living with a disability, the families and Carers use in-home support from Riverlink for a variety of reasons.

If your answer is “yes” to any of the following questions, in-home support may be of benefit to you or your family.

  • Would my family member with a disability like an afternoon, weekend or block of time doing something different outside the family?
  • Do we need a break from each other?
  • Would my family member with a disability like a break to do something for him/herself?
  • Do I need some time to organise and attend appointments?
  • Do I worry that there may not be anyone to care for my family member with a disability if an emergency arises?
  • Am I feeling tired and burnt out, badly in need of a holiday or a rest?
  • Do I avoid going out because I feel I am imposing on other people to care for my family member?
  • Is it important to me to spend quality time with my partner and my other children or would I like to have a break to do something for myself?

In-home support is a way a participant can have a break from their normal routine. This break may come in various forms such as a holiday, a weekend away or something different to do on a Saturday afternoon. This type of support can provide positive outcomes and different experiences, such as the opportunity to develop new contacts, visit different places and encourage a broader range of friendships.

In-home support also provides families and Carers with a temporary break from the responsibilities of caring for a person with a disability – a break from routine. Many families regard in-home support as the most important source of support in sustaining the family unit.

Help With Achieving Your NDIS Goals

For people living with a disability, the support Riverlink provides will assist in the development of valuable life skills, and we can help you achieve your NDIS goals including:

  • Support to access your community for participating in leisure and recreation, such as sporting or exercise activities, artistic and musical programs
  • Facilitate and support you with activities in your home
  • Transport to and from any activities you choose to participate in
  • Assist with ways to communicate with family, friends and your supporters including sign language
  • Assist with behaviour support programs
  • Help to make choices to assist you with your daily life and routine
  • Specialised support with items that have been provided to you to help you such as mobility aids, hoists, electric wheelchairs, communication devices
  • Medication administration and tube/peg feeding
  • Skills assistance in your home to help you to lead a more independent life, including personal grooming and hygiene; meal preparation; scheduling activities and appointments such as the doctor and dentist; using household equipment; and much more.
Riverlink Staff:

Our staff are skilled members of our team and want to help you achieve your goals. They are motivated and trained in all aspects of assisting people with disability to make choices and to participate in activities of their choosing. Contact one of our staff members today for more information about In-Home and Individual Support.

Riverlink is NDIS registered and has a reputation for providing outstanding staff for participants. Riverlink complies with all relevant legislation as well as obtaining Third Party verification for the NSW Disability Services Standards and has gained Accreditation to the Australian Standards in the areas of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and Quality Management Systems [AS/NZS 4801- 2001 and AS/NZS ISO 9001-2008].

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