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Nursing supports

Think of disability-related nursing supports like personalised healthcare assistance tailored to the unique needs of individuals with disabilities. These nursing services are designed to help manage and address health-related challenges that often come with disabilities. They offer a wide range of healthcare services to individuals with disabilities, aiming to improve their health, comfort, and quality of life. These services can be tailored to the specific needs of each person.

Here is how nursing supports can be used within the NDIS;

  • Medication Management: Nurses can help individuals with disabilities manage their medications, ensuring they take the right doses at the right times. This is especially important for individuals with complex medication regimes.
  • Wound Care: If someone has wounds, injuries, or skin conditions, nurses can provide expert wound care to promote healing and prevent infections. They might change dressings, monitor healing progress, and offer advice on maintaining skin health.
  • Tube Feeding: For individuals who rely on tube feeding, nurses can assist with feeding tube care, formula preparation, and ensuring proper nutrition. This ensures individuals receive adequate nourishment.
  • Respiratory Care: Some individuals with disabilities may have respiratory issues. Nurses can help with tasks like administering breathing treatments, monitoring oxygen levels, and teaching individuals and caregivers about respiratory care.
  • Catheter Care: For those who use catheters, nurses can provide catheter care to prevent infections and ensure proper hygiene. They may also help with catheter changes and maintenance.
  • Pain Management: Nurses can assist in managing chronic pain, which is common among individuals with disabilities. They can provide pain assessments, administer pain relief medications, and implement pain management strategies.
  • Epilepsy Management: Individuals with epilepsy may benefit from nursing support to manage seizures. Nurses can provide seizure first aid, medication administration, and seizure management plans.
  • Health Education: Nurses offer health education to individuals and their families. They can explain medical conditions, treatment options, and provide guidance on maintaining overall health.
  • Assistive Technology: Nurses can assist individuals in using assistive technology devices related to their health, such as communication aids or devices that help with mobility.
  • Transition Support: As individuals transition from hospital care to home or community settings, nurses can provide continuity of care and help individuals and their families adjust to new healthcare routines.

In summary, disability-related nursing supports are like healthcare superheroes who provide personalised medical care and support to individuals with disabilities. The NDIS ensures that those who need these nursing services can access them, promoting better health and comfort for individuals with disabilities.

You're the best judge of whether this service fits your child's goals or not.