500,000 people will be receiving funding from the NDIS by 2025. With many new and different providers in a growing industry, it can be difficult to work out which NDIS provider will be the best fit for you.
In this guide, we examine the things you need to look for to make sure you’re working with the right NDIS provider to suit your goals.
As a registered NDIS provider, Absolute Care & Health supports people with disabilities to increase their skills, maintain their independence, and achieve their goals.
Consider a provider’s credentials
As you’re dealing with finances in your NDIS plan, knowing a provider is registered and falls under government regulation makes people breathe a little easier. To qualify for registration as a provider, there are many requirements, including qualifying under Australian standards to provide support services.
A registered provider may also be heavily fined and penalised if they break any of these standards, or provide bad care to a client.
Look for providers who will match you with the right support worker
Helping you reach your goals starts with a team of caring support workers. While every support worker must have the appropriate qualifications and checks, it’s the reliability, experience, and understanding which makes a real difference.
At Absolute Care & Health, we work with our clients to ensure we match you with the right support worker. We take into account things like:
- Multilingual differences
- Awareness of LGBTI
- Gender preferences
Ensure they provide supports which meet your specific goals
A care provider must be able to provide the kinds of supports which will help you meet the goals outlined in your NDIS plan.
At Absolute Care & Health, we provide supports such as:
- Help with cleaning around the home
- Assistance with personal care routines
- Taking clients to and from appointments
- Community access, for example, support with attending social events
- Access to community nursing
- Registered and Enrolled Nurses within the team who can be called on if necessary
Work with registered providers who are communicative
If a support worker is assisting you to and from appointments, it’s reassuring to know they’ll show up on time. A support worker should be reliable wherever possible, and communicate with you if plans change.
This is why it’s important to see how often and how quickly they reply to any emails or messages you send them when you are initially checking out their services. Do they pick up the phone when you call? This will give you a good indication of how they will treat you if you choose them as your provider.
Why choose Absolute Care & Health as your provider?
We hire experienced and compassionate support workers, and we make sure every person who works in our team has the right training and credentials.
We’ll work actively with you, to help you choose who you want to work with. Whether assisting you in getting to and from your place of employment, or visiting friends, we’ll help you achieve the goals set out in your NDIS plan.
At Absolute Care & Health, we make sure our clients get the best support possible. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you achieve your goals.