Accommodation

NDIS Short Term Accommodation in South-East Melbourne

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Overview

About Care Australia provides short term accommodation (STA) for NDIS participants in South-East Melbourne. We provide a safe, clean, homely and friendly environment for people with disabilities to help them relax and take a break from their daily routines. This also provides a chance for the usual carers to attend to their personal or professional commitments. As a registered NDIS short term accommodation provider, we offer eligible participants varied services of trained and friendly care providers. Our STA support extends to anywhere from a single night to a weekend and even up to 14 days.
What is Short Term Accommodation?
STA is an NDIS-funded programme that allows you to stay at an NDIS registered centre. This stay is usually for a short duration of 1-14 days and aims to provide a chance to break the monotony of your daily routine. The staff at the centre provides you with personal care and meals along with a well-attended room as well as a range of activities and social engagement. To be eligible for this, the STA must be part of your NDIS funding and a “necessary and essential” support in your plan.
Benefits of Short Term Accommodation

There are several benefits that NDIS short term accommodation brings to you or your loved one. These may include: 

  • Change of scenery
  • Trained and experienced staff to take care of all your needs
  • Chance to meet new people
  • Build new relationships
  • Learning new skills
  • Engaging in your interests or passions
  • Therapy support as per your disability
  • Increasing your self-reliance and independence
  • Overcoming stress with positivity
What is Included in Short Term Accommodation Support?

The short term accommodation and assistance NDIS provides a host of facilities for every participant, including:

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Meals
  • Personal care by trained care providers
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Therapy
  • Community participation
  • Fun, games, dancing and music
  • Skill building
  • Transport assistance

 

About Care Australia will discuss all the activities that are included in your STA plan along with the various options available to you in South-East Melbourne. You can also personalise your plan by including activities that you want or need if they meet any of your goals as defined in the NDIS plan.

How STA Works for You

NDIS funds short term accommodation with the service provider of your choice for up to 28 days every year. It also provides flexibility on how you use these allocated days. This means that you can either use them in blocks or stagger them over various weekends or months. The NDIS funding amount for STA depends on the level of support that you require.

The funding is for: 

  • Stay at the STA centre of your choice
  • Meal preparation
  • Care providers and therapy costs
  • Various skill-building and community activities
  • Any service/activity you and the service provider agree to
Is STA Included in Your NDIS plan?
NDIS funds the NDIS Short Term Accommodation based on your need for the same or when it can help you achieve a goal outlined in your plan. If it is not already part of your plan, you can approach the NDIS for plan review or modifications. You also need to show how STA is reasonable and necessary support that you require. The identification of goals and mapping the same with the STA can help you get the funding that you need. This may also be a formal recommendation by medical professionals.
If you are not sure whether funding for STA is included in your plan or if you wish to use other core support funding for the same, our NDIS plan manager can help. We can also guide you with requests for NDIS plan review or modification. Our specialists will try their best to get you the proper STA funding you require. However, if STA is not funded by the NDIS, you will need to fund or pay for it from your own pocket.
Why Choose About Care Australia for Short Term Accommodation?
About Care Australia is a trusted short term accommodation provider in South-East Melbourne. Our well-equipped and modern centre is accessible and equipped to deal with all kinds of NDIS participants with varying needs. We offer clean, fully furnished rooms with beautiful outdoors for relaxing and conducting community activities. Our team consists of friendly, cheerful and empathic care providers and instructors that are committed to making your stay a learning, relaxing, fun-filled and fulsome experience.

We provide: 

  • Clean and relaxing surroundings
  • Disability-friendly rooms
  • Wide-range of activities
  • Easy bookings
  • Transparent billing
  • NDIS-compliant services
  • Transport assistance

 

For more information about our NDIS short term accommodation services or if you have any queries, you can call us on 0437 591 464 or write to us at info@aboutcareaustralia.com.au.