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Allied Health Supporting People with Disabilities

Building allied health capacity to support people with disabilities Overview The Victorian Government is developing a capability framework, tools and training packages to assist allied health professionals to support people with disabilities and complex support needs. Resources will also be developed to assist people with disabilities, their families and carers to navigate allied health services. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is changing the way disability services are funded and accessed to ensure all people with disabilities get the support and services they need and deserve. A highly skilled and professional workforce is the foundation of a high quality NDIS. Our Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists and Dietitians play an important role in delivering the scheme. Supporting people with disabilities and complex support needs is an area of allied health practice that requires additional training after professionals attain entry-level qualifications. However, there are no consistent state or national frameworks to support allied health capability development in this area. This project aims to build allied health capacity to improve outcomes for people with a disability and is a priority under Keeping our sector strong, Victoria’s workforce plan for the NDIS. How can you participate? They have developed two surveys to shape the capability framework and they will be open until Nov 7th 2019. As a person with a disability, carer or advocate Share your thoughts about what makes a good allied health professional. What makes a good allied health professional? This will help us improve the ways allied health services support people with disabilities. This survey is for people with disabilities, carers and advocates. Questions 1 to 4 ask about you. Questions 5 to 7 ask about an experience you have had with an allied health professional. https://engage.vic.gov.au/allied-health-ndis-capability-framework/people-disabilities-carers-and-advocates [...]

NDIS Quarterly Report June 2019

NDIS Quarterly Report Released June 2019 The NDIS Quarterly Report from April 1 2019 - June 30 2019 has been released showing data that close to 100,000 participants are receiving supports for the first time.Acting NDIA CEO (Vicki Rundle) has said "The positive impact that the NDIS continues to have on the lives of Australians with disability and their families and carers is demonstrated by improved participant satisfaction results"Highlights of the Quarterly Report included:90% of participants were satisfied with their planning experience;6% growth of the NDIS provider market with 21,510 registered providers;The rate of unscheduled plan reviews has fallen, indicating some improvement with participant plan satisfaction;Of the total number of registered providers, 46% are individuals/sole traders and 54% are organisations/companies;7.3% of participants identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander entering in this quarter; and10.3% of participants who received an NDIS plan were of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse heritage.Vicki Rundle commented that "while the latest Quarterly Report results are promising – there is still room for improvement and we continue to work on a number of initiatives to further enhance the experience participants have with the Scheme".The NDIS Quarterly Report for June 2019 as well as all the previous reports can be found at https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/publications/quarterly-reports Victorian Performance Report as of 30 June 2019 Participants and Planning An additional 11,293 participants with plans this quarter (excluding ECEI). At 30 June 2019, plans approved and ECEI referrals represent: • 68% of 2018-19 bilateral estimate met (1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019) • 75% of scheme to date bilateral estimate met (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019) Participant satisfaction has increased in the quarter, with 90% of participants surveyed rating their satisfaction with the Agency's [...]

Initial assessments for NDIS participants

Getting started with an assessment for NDIS participants: NDIS participants can expect the following during your first meeting at Moonee Valley Health and Fitness. Our allied health team establish a strong understanding your desires and goals, and then develop a treatment plan for your NDIS plan goals. We develop the most effective action plan of individual or combined services to improve health, wellbeing, functional capacity, and daily living skills. To ensure that our methods are targeted to individual needs, we provide an individualised assessments with the capacity to help create the best plan based on your budget and goals: Initial Assessments can involve looking at: Movement and mobility Pain and discomfort Muscle and joint dysfunction Symmetry between left and right limbs Anatomical & physiological limitations & capacity Risk of trips/falls/injuries Risk of developing chronic diseases or other co-existing complex conditions Once we complete your initial assessment, the findings are put into practice with the most appropriate level and frequency of service/s. We have a great team of Exercise Physiologists, Personal Trainers, Physiotherapists and Dietitians to provide services funded under the NDIS. Below are questions that are covered in our initial assessments with NDIS participants in which we discuss your goals and how Moonee Valley Health and Fitness can help you work toward them.Are you an NDIS registered provider? Yes, we are a registered NDIS service providerHow will you help me to achieve my goals?In your initial assessment our experienced allied health team will discuss your goals and map out a plan for you to achieve those goalsHow much does your service cost?We offer Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, Physiotherapy and Dietitics which are all services that can be funded under the NDIS and are based on the [...]

Exercise Physiology – Support Budget Types

Once your NDIS plan is approved, you need to understand different budgets, who can help you start using your plan, and how your plan is managed. This is a brief explanation of how our exercise physiology approved NDIS services can be used in relation to your budget. The NDIA commission are constantly making changes to how the NDIS works, and the below information is based on the current information as of July 2019. There are three types of support budgets that may be funded in NDIS plans: Core Supports Capacity Building Supports Capital Supports Your funding is based on what is ‘reasonable and necessary’ to achieve your goals in addition to the support provided by family friends and other community and government services. Exercise Physiology services currently can be funded with Capacity Building Supports. NDIS Funds for Exercise Physiology Moonee Valley Health and Fitness’s Accredited Exercise Physiologists are trained to prescribe exercise programs to people who will benefit from greater mobility, balance and overall health. These are usually gym based programs delivered in our onsite gym in Travancore, VIC 3032. Using your Capacity Support Budget. Capacity Building Supports help build your independence and skills to help you reach your long-term goals. Unlike your Core Supports budget, your Capacity Building Supports budget cannot be moved from one support category to another. Funding can only be used to purchase approved individual supports that fall within that Capacity Building category. The Capacity Building categories that Exercise Physiology currently fall under are Improved Health & Wellbeing and Improved Daily Living. Capacity Building and Exercise Physiology Services The capacity building support services that exercise physiology [...]

The NDIS rollout for Victoria

As of July 2019, All eligible Victorians now have access to the NDIS. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was rolled out in Victoria first started in July 2016. Initially it was rolled out in stages so current and new disability service providers had time to prepare. Victoria statistics as of 31 March 2019 - 71,770 people in Victoria are benefiting from the NDIS - 14,698 people are now receiving support for the first time - 5,895 children are being supported by the ECEI program All eligible Victorians now have access to the NDIS. To become an NDIS participant a person must: Have a permanent impairment Be aged less than 65 Live in Australia in an NDIS area Be an Australian citizen We are a recognised NDIS service provider based in Melbourne for Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, Physiotherapy and Dietetics. For more information of our NDIS services visit - https://www.mvfit.com.au/our-services/ndis/ call our clinic (03)9996-0790 or fill out our online NDIS referral form. Finding where to access the NDIS in your area of Melbourne. The areas listed below are local areas to Moonee Valley Health and Fitness, and we are a registered NDIS service provider. Brimbank Melton Brimbank Melton Hume Moreland Hume Moreland Western Melbourne Hobsons Bay Maribyrnong Melbourne Moonee Valley Wyndham // The Local Area Coordination (LAC) partner for these regions in is the Brotherhood of St Laurence // The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is the Brotherhood of St Laurence If you are yet to be approved as a NDIS participant and live in any of the areas of Melbourne mentioned above, your main contact point should be the Brotherhood of St Laurence to begin the process and help you on your NDIS journey. [...]