Disability-related health supports

From 1 October 2019, additional disability-related health supports will be available to purchase using NDIS funding. The typical types of support available can be grouped into eight ‘support type’ categories. 

The following list of fundable supports is not exhaustive, and supports may be delivered in a range of ways.

  • An NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to undertake insertion, removal or change of indwelling urethral catheter, suprapubic catheter and/or clean intermittent catheter. 
  • Training of an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to provide catheter maintenance and care. 
  •  Provision of daily catheter maintenance and care by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker. 
  • All continence consumables (for example catheter, bags, pads, bottles, straps).

  • Development and periodic review of a diabetic management plan by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent clinician.
  • Implementation of a diabetic management plan and daily maintenance and care by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker.
  • Training of an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to implement a diabetic management plan.

  • Development and periodic review of a meal time management plan by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent clinician.
  • Implementation of a meal time management plan by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker.
  • Development and periodic review of an oral eating and drinking care plan (OEDCP) by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent clinician.
  • Implementation of an oral eating and drinking care plan (OEDCP) by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker.
  • Training of an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to implement the meal time management plan and OEDCP.
  • Swallowing therapy associated with dysphagia provided by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker.
  • Consumables such as thickeners to enable a participant to swallow more easily and reduce their risk of aspiration/choking.

  • Training of an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to implement the participant’s Epilepsy Management Plan (EMP) and/or Emergency Medication Management Plan (EMMP).  
  • Epilepsy seizure monitoring by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker including the application of assistive technology. 

  •  Dietetic consultations and the development and periodic review of a nutritional meal plan by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent clinician.
  • Implementation of a nutritional meal plan by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker.
  • Training of an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to implement the nutritional meal plan.
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Stoma Changes (to assist feeding).
  • Provision of PEG maintenance and care by a suitably qualified and competent worker.
  • Training of an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to provide PEG maintenance and care.
  • Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN), PEG,  equipment and consumables excluding food.  
  • HEN formula/nutritional supplements (to meet participant’s nutritional needs).

  • Assessment, development and periodic review of a podiatry care plan by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent clinician.
  • Implementation of a podiatry care plan by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker.
  • Training of an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to implement the podiatry care plan and perform any required daily maintenance and care related to the plan.

  • Development and periodic review of clinical care and daily maintenance of tracheostomy (insertion, removal and change) by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent clinician
  • Implementation of daily maintenance of tracheostomy (insertion, removal and change) by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker
  • Training of an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to provide tracheostomy maintenance and care.
  • Provision of tracheostomy equipment and consumables.
  • Provision of a Constant Positive Airway Pressure machine (CPAP) machine and consumables. 
  • Provision of a Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BIPAP) machine and consumables.
  • Provision of a ventilator, air humidifier, portable suction machine and/or cough assist machine and consumables.
  • Assistance with the use of all respiratory medical equipment as well as the training of a suitably qualified and competent worker to use the equipment.

  • Wound care and pressure care (including pressure injury management) by an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker.
  • Wound care and pressure care consumables (e.g. dressings, gauze, bandages, tape, lymphedema garments and pressure wraps). 
  • Lymphoedema machines as well as assistance with the use of the equipment and the training of an NDIS-funded suitably qualified and competent worker to use the machine.
This page current as of
1 November 2019