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Respite Care for People with Down Syndrome

At United For Care, we understand the unique needs of people with Down Syndrome. Our empathetic respite care services in Sydney offer a safe, nurturing environment where your loved ones can flourish. We provide peace of mind and quality care tailored to each person's unique needs.

Respite Care for People with Down Syndrome
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Respite Care for People with Down Syndrome

Short-Term Accommodation

Sometimes, carers need a well-deserved break. This is where Short Term Accommodation (STA) comes in. Imagine a relaxing and stimulating environment where your loved one living with Down syndrome can receive high-quality care and engage in enjoyable activities while you take some time for yourself. STA can be a lifesaver for families and carers, allowing them to recharge and return to their caring role feeling refreshed.

The Benefits of STA

  • STA provides a break for carers, allowing them rest, attend appointments, or simply have some time for themselves, effectively reducing stress and burnout.
  • STA provides a stimulating environment for people living with Down syndrome, with opportunities for social interaction and new experiences, combating boredom and promoting social development.
  • Crucially, STA gives peace of mind to carers. This is because you know your loved one is receiving high-quality care in a safe and secure environment, allowing you to rest and recuperate worry-free.  

Medium-Term Accommodation

Life can sometimes throw unexpected curveballs. Maybe you're renovating your home or need some temporary accommodation while transitioning to a new NDIS plan. This is where medium-term accommodation comes to the rescue.  

MTA offers a comfortable and accessible living arrangement that caters to your needs for a specified period. NDIS funding can help cover the costs of medium term accommodation, providing a flexible living solution that fits with your needs during transitional periods.

The Benefits of MTA for People Living with Down Syndrome

  • MTA provides a temporary housing solution during unforeseen circumstances, avoiding disruptions to your daily routines.  
  • MTA allows people with Down syndrome to maintain access to support services and familiar environments during transitions.
  • Finally, MTA minimises the stress associated with temporary housing needs, promoting a sense of continuity and stability.

Accessing NDIS Accommodation

To access NDIS accommodation options, you’ll first need to have an NDIS plan. This plan outlines the supports funded by the NDIS and how they can be used. It's essential to discuss your housing needs during your NDIS planning meeting to ensure that accommodation is included in your plan.

Accommodation Considerations

When considering your accommodation options, consider the level of support needed, the proximity of the accommodation to family and local amenities, accessibility, and personal preferences about the type of environment you’ll eventually live in. The pricing for each accommodation type under the NDIS is regulated and varies depending on the support levels and location.

The NDIS looks at your individual needs and goals in your NDIS plan to see if you qualify. They can help with accommodation if it helps you reach your goals and if Down syndrome makes it hard to live safely and on your own. This might include things like:

  • Needing help with things like getting dressed, showering, or moving around the house.
  • Having trouble getting around without any help.
  • Needing a home with special features your current one doesn't have.

SIL Accommodation

United For Care provides Supported Independent Living (SIL) which is a perfect blend of independence and support. Our friendly and qualified support workers are readily available to assist with daily tasks as needed. These tasks might include meal preparation, personal care, medication management, budgeting, and developing life skills for greater independence.

The Benefits of SIL for People with Down Syndrome

  • SIL offers a predictable routine, which can be comforting and promote a sense of security for people living with Down syndrome who may thrive on structure.
  • Living in a shared SIL environment promotes social interaction and companionship, combating potential feelings of isolation.
  • Support workers can be specifically trained to understand the unique needs of people living with Down syndrome, such as communication styles and learning preferences.
  • SIL encourages people to develop their independence in a supportive environment, so you can build confidence, self-esteem, and autonomy in your day-to-day life.

Frequently Asked Questions

What accommodation does the NDIS offer for people living with Down syndrome?
What factors should I consider when choosing NDIS accommodation?
What is SIL and how can it benefit people living with Down syndrome?
What if I need a home with special features for safety and accessibility?
What levels of modification are used in SDA homes?

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How can we support you?

At United for Care our experienced team can assist you with navigating the NDIS, applying for the right funding and finding a new home. Here’s how we can help you on your NDIS journey:

How our Vertical Villages work

We’ll help you find a home that meets your needs and helps you live independently, within a supportive and vibrant community.

Step 01

Browse the listings above to find a home that suits your needs

All homes in our vertical villages are close to public transport, medical services and shops, supporting independence.

Step 02

Get in touch with our team

Fill out a property request form and one of our friendly team members will be in touch to walk you through your options.

Step 03

Explore your options

We will dicuss your support and housing needs and provide you with our best solutions.

Step 04

Personalise your support

Our team will work with you to tailor your support, which can include a tour of the Vertical Village!

Step 05

Finalise your funding

We will work with your team to confirm your funding meets your support needs.

Step 06

Design your transition

Our team will work with you to finalise every detail to get your new home ready for move-in.

Step 07

Welcome home

This is the big day! We will give you the keys to your very own home. All that’s left to do is settle in and explore the community.