March 6, 2017

Your first plan – be prepared! 

This blog post is going to focus on how you can be prepared to have your bladder and bowel related needs adequately met within the NDIS.

A bit of lingo.

  • Bladder and bowel issues are known as “continence”;

  • Any equipment, community nursing or nursing consultancy needs you have in relation to continence management is grouped together within the NDIS ‘Core’ supports category; and

  • Continence aids (products) under the NDIS are referred to as ‘assistive technology’.

Currently majority of people living within the community with a permanent disability and has continence needs receive their products and equipment via government programs e.g. the Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) in QLD and Enable in NSW.  State government programs have been restrictive in what they will provide to clients.  Standardised appl...

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