The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a national program that supports people living with disability by providing funding directly to the individual. The scheme helps people to get the support they need to live as independently as possible. Memory Nurture is a NDIS accredited provider.
You may be eligible for the NDIS if you
The NDIS can support people living with younger onset dementia in several ways including:
Ongoing funded support can help you to access services that help you achieve your goals and include:
Memory Nurture uses a unique model for our service delivery. Our Therapists work with Therapy assistants to provide personalised programs, using the funding available through the Capacity Building budget of NDIS plans. Our therapists supervise Support Workers under the Core Supports budget to help you live as independently as possible.
If you are a Support Coordinator, please complete the form on the Health Professionals page or alternatively send us an email via our Contact Us page.
If you are living with dementia or are supporting someone living with dementia, click here
A Functional Capacity Assessment or FCA is an assessment of your or your loved ones needs. It helps you to plan for your future and the life you want to live, including the NDIS funding you will need to do that. It is conducted by an Occupational Therapist in your own home and provides recommendations to help you achieve your goals. It usually includes an assessment of the following areas:
Memory Nurture OT’s conduct thorough FCA’s using a combination of standardised assessments, observation, and where appropriate discussions with relevant people such as family members and carers. In conjunction with you we make recommendations to the NDIS about the funding you will need and helpful services to live your life in the way you want. We can also complete Housing Assessments and Community Access Assessments in line with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission’s guidelines on restrictive practices.
We are a registered NDIS provider for Therapeutic supports and for provision of equipment. Memory Nurture can prescribe equipment including, communication and cognitive products, recreation assistive products, household tasks products, personal care, and safety personal mobility equipment.
Our OT’s will conduct a thorough assessment of your needs, including the home and community environment before recommending products. All recommendations will be discussed with you or your loved one to determine what will best suit your needs and preferences. Our therapists may recommend trialling products before purchase and can help to arrange this for you.
Our highly competent and empathetic nurses bring a range of skills and services including wound care, continence care and pressure injury care and prevention. We can provide diabetic support with BGL monitoring and interventions, as well as vital signs and observations. Our nurses can conduct urinalyses (where required) to detect signs of urinary tract infections or dehydration, as well as bowel support planning to reduce the risk of constipation.
Memory Nurture nurses are trained in dementia care and can provide aid to clients with other co-morbidities or chronic diseases as well as complete non-verbal pain assessments and assessments to reduce the risk of serious fall or injury. Our nurses work alongside our Occupational Therapists, to deliver the COPE program that we offer to support our client care partners.
We provide support workers to help you and work with you to achieve your goals. All our support workers are trained to support people living with dementia. Memory Nurture employs both female and male support workers, so if you have a preference, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Being active in our communities is important for our well-being, it can give us a sense of purpose, satisfaction, social interaction and can utilise existing skills. We encourage and support our clients, where appropriate, to be involved in volunteering and have worked closely with organisations such as Oz Harvest, Chorus Gardening Group and Greyhounds As Pets. NDIS supports the use of funds to participate in volunteering, for more information give us a call or send us an email.
Memory Nurture is committed to ensuring we provide a high-quality service to our clients and their families. The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission regulates providers, provides consistency across Australia, promotes safety and quality, resolves problems, and identifies areas for improvement. Memory Nurture supports the implementation of the Commission and works to ensure all areas of our service meets the NDIS Practice Standards.