Around 18% of Australians have some sort of disability. If you’re one of those people, then you may be interested in accessing the available disability support services that will allow you to get the help you need to live life to the fullest.
With that being said, while you may be eligible to receive support, to access the services you’ll need to work with a disability service provider. And once you begin your search, you’ll soon figure out that there are plenty out there. However, not all service providers will be right for your specific circumstances. Some may not offer the services that you require, while others may not offer the level of service that you expect.
So how do you find the provider that’s right for you? We’ve put together a useful guide on some of the key considerations that you should keep in mind when you get your search underway.
Their NDIS Credentials
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to people with a disability to get the support and help they need. It’s best to work with an NDIS-accredited provider when you’re looking for disability support services. While non-accredited providers may provide a high level of care, it’ll be less guaranteed. To become NDIS-approved, a provider undergoes an assessment that shows that they meet the high quality and safety standards set out by the NDIA.
As well as ensuring a broad high level of care, working with an NDIS-approved can help newcomers to the scheme get the funding they need in an efficient and timely manner. HomeCaring is an NDIS-approved service provider offering small and large disability packages that help you to enhance your lifestyle. Ultimately, the provider you work with should help you to get the most from your NDIS package.
The Services They Provide
There are a lot of providers to choose from. But many will not be suitable for you, purely because not all support service providers offer all types of support. Some may offer some level of disability care, but if they’re not specialists in that area, then they’re unlikely to offer the level of support you need. It’s easier and better to work with a support service that has experience in providing the care that you’re looking for.
While you can work with various services for different types of care, each one would require a separate service agreement, so it’s usually best to work with just one organisation that can provide all the care you need. The starting point for finding the right provider is to figure out what type of care you’re looking for.
At HomeCaring, we provide all types of care that a disabled person may need, from small home assistance to full-time care. We have experience in dealing with a wide range of disabilities, including progressive conditions, cardiac conditions, neurological conditions, and more.
An Individual Approach
Some people group all disabled persons into a single group. But a good disability support service provider recognises that everyone is an individual, with their own needs, wishes, goals, and more. An organisation that offers a one-size-fits-all approach will unlikely provide the level of care that you need because you can’t — and shouldn’t — fit yourself into someone else’s framework. The framework for your support should come from you. The correct support service provider will be one that offers an individualist approach that has been tailor-made with your specific circumstances in mind.
At HomeCaring, we do everything we can to ensure that all our clients get the care that they want. We’ll work closely with you to create a plan of care that suits you and your family.
Customer Care and Reputation
As we’ve mentioned, there are a host of disability support service providers that you can choose from. But they’re not all created equal. Some providers are more interested in making money than they are in providing a high level of care. So while it’s a good idea to check out a prospective provider’s website to educate yourself about what they offer and their general philosophy and approach to care, it’s also recommended that you dig a little deeper to learn about their reputation
Does the provider have good reviews? Does it seem like they care about the customer experience? For both of these questions, the answer should be a resounding yes. The experience of other people and the ability to speak to someone when you need it is paramount. At Home Caring, we’re proud to have received exceptional reviews from our customers, with an average score of 4.9/5, and we always make ourselves available over the phone.
The Comfort Factor
Finally, remember that it’s important to go beyond the services that the provider offers, and take a look at the general ambiance and atmosphere of the workers and the provider as a whole. You’ll be inviting someone into your personal world, and it’s essential that you feel comfortable and secure. If you can speak only and honestly with the provider, and have faith that they have your best interests at heart, then you’ll be on the right track.
Getting the Care That’s Right For You
If you’re looking for disability support services in Dandenong, then you’re in the right place. Here at HomeCaring, we have the experience and expertise you need to have confidence that you’re getting the level of care that’s right for you. We go above and beyond the standards of other providers that offer disability services Dandenong, working with our clients to ensure that they receive help within a friendly and supportive environment.
We’ll work with you to provide only the services that you need. It’s a custom-made approach that’s built around your specific needs and wishes, delivered by a caring and well-trained team of carers. Whenever you’re prepared to begin, just get in contact. An first consultation is offered without cost. Contact us by phone at 1300 875 377, or send an email by filling out the form on our “contact us” page, and a member of our staff will get back to you.