NDIS MTA to support a change in circumstances

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NDIS Medium Term Accommodation to support a change in circumstances  

Who: Roger (55 years old, Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease)  
Stay type: Rapid hospital discharge NDIS-funded MTA while awaiting SDA
Location: MediStays @ Carrum Downs 

About Roger:

Roger initially presented to the Emergency Department at Monash Health due to an altered conscious state as a result of his multiple comorbidities and degenerative conditions. Despite having previously been quite independent, Roger’s change in function was marked, and therefore discharge back to his group home was no longer possible. Supported by his sisters and niece, the aim for Roger was to find an appropriate NDIS funded Medium Term Accommodation (MTA) environment as a transition to new long-term SDA housing. 

NDIS Plan Goals for Roger:

Roger’s referral to MediStays was placed by his Monash team via our MTA Rapid Request form. Our specialist Care Navigator team worked closely with the Monash and Community care teams and Roger’s family to assess his needs and find a suitable property to support his hospital discharge. Collectively, our goal was to provide the best environment for Roger’s ongoing rehabilitation whilst awaiting his SDA funding approval.  

Alongside his care and physical requirements, Roger’s primary NDIS plan goal was to maintain as much independence as possible. He was also seeking support to continue engaging in his interests and hobbies, which include attending local football games.   

With extensive experience in hospital discharge transitions, our Lead Care Navigator Jayde identified our Carrum Downs property as the ideal location to achieve Roger’s goals. Firstly, the property offers Roger a spacious and private bedroom with his own TV for watching footy plus a roll-in ensuite ensuring his privacy and high level of self-care. This sun-filled property also offers large communal living areas to facilitate easy interactions with other young residents and visitors.  

Roger is also able to receive regular onsite sessions from his disability physiotherapist to support his change in mobility and to allow him to maintain a level of physical activity and fitness. Roger’s family and care team is also working alongside MediStays’ Care Navigators to begin increasing Roger’s community participation and to get him back to the activities he enjoys most such as swimming, in the context of his changed physical abilities.  

Reflecting on Roger’s progress at MediStays @ Carrum Downs

Our Carrum Downs property is providing Roger with an ideal environment to continue his rehabilitation and to build his physical strength and community engagement capacity. Having his family and physio team being able to visit onsite allows Roger to have continuity in his care in a peaceful environment where he is now settled while awaiting SDA.  

“It has been great getting to know Roger during my weekly visits to Carrum Downs. His personality and humour are infectious, as is his joy when he’s watching his beloved Hawks play on TV.  

It’s really pleasing to see Roger engage in his physiotherapy sessions, and I’m excited to see him regaining some strength and independence, despite his change in function. Receiving an enthusiastic ‘good morning’ from Roger when I arrive is the highlight of my Wednesdays!”.  

– Katherine, Lead of Health and Disability Partnerships with MediStays 

Spacious wheelchair accessible bathroom at MediStays @ Carrum Downs Wide doors for wheelchair accessibility

Our Carrum Downs property has availability for June arrivals 

If you are a Support Coordinator, or a hospital-based Social Worker or Occupational Therapist who is looking for a similar MTA environment to support your patients to successfully transition from hospital, please don’t hesitate to contact our Care Navigators.  

Whether you’re looking for accommodation support for individuals or groups of participants, our team can work with you to make sure we find the best solution for you, that caters to any needs your participants may have.  

Make a MTA request today using our MTA Rapid Request form or call our Care Navigators on 1300 085 036.   

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Bridget Bisset
MediStays Content Writer
As MediStays Content Writer, Bridget curates informative and relevant content about MediStays for the communities we serve.