If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, you know that the experience is life-changing and the road to recovery can be long and difficult. From physical therapy to occupational therapy, rehabilitation can take a toll on both the patient and their loved ones.
But there is hope! In Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support for individuals with disabilities, including stroke patients going through rehab. In this blog post, we’ll explore the question, “Does the NDIS support stroke patients going through rehab?”. We will also provide you with the answers you need to navigate this journey with confidence. So, sit back, and let’s kick off!
Introduction to stroke care
Before we dive into stroke care, let’s quickly take a look at what a stroke is. A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted or reduced, causing brain cells to die. It is a leading cause of disability and death worldwide, but with prompt treatment and ongoing care, stroke patients can have a better chance of recovery and improving their quality of life.
Depending on how mild the stroke you or your loved one suffered, it is possible to live an almost entirely normal life after this experience, with the right support. A more severe stroke, on the other hand, may result in permanent disability due to injury to certain parts of your brain.
If this is the case, you may be able to get the support needed to manage your disability through
Stroke care is a comprehensive approach to managing and treating stroke patients, with the goal of reducing the risk of long-term disability and improving their quality of life. It encompasses a range of medical, rehabilitative, and supportive services that are tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
Stroke and eligibility for NDIS and home care funding
Have you or a loved one suffered a stroke and are wondering if you’re eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or home care funding? You’re not alone. Stroke can be a life-changing experience, and navigating the right disability support services can be overwhelming. But don’t worry – we’re here to help you.
Now, while the NDIS will not directly fund your medication and rehab, it provides support for people with disabilities, including those who have had a stroke and require ongoing care and rehabilitation. More than 475,00 Australians are living with the effects of stroke. But to be eligible for the NDIS, you must be under the age of 65, have a permanent disability due to your stroke that affects your ability to participate in everyday activities, and you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, the NDIS can provide funding for a range of services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, mental health support, and more. The NDIS also offers support coordination to help you navigate the system and access the services you need.
But what if you’re over 65 and not eligible for the NDIS? Don’t worry – there are other options available. You may be eligible for home care funding. Home care funding is another option for stroke patients who need ongoing care and support. Home care funding provides financial assistance to help you stay in your own home and receive the care and support you need.
How Easy Exercising can help get you back on track during stroke rehab
Physical therapy is a crucial component of stroke rehab, as it helps stroke patients regain their strength, balance, and mobility. After a stroke, many patients experience weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, which makes it difficult to perform everyday activities such as walking, standing, and reaching.
But physical therapy can help stroke patients rebuild their strength and coordination through exercises and other techniques that are tailored to their individual needs. It can also positively impact their emotional well-being, and quality of life and even help prevent a recurrent stroke.
This is why Easy Exercising partners with the NDIS to provide exercise support to stroke patients. With our power-assisted machines, you can get the benefits of physical activity without any effort. Are you wondering how that works?
Our power-assisted equipment realigns your body into the correct position and then gently exercises those muscles and joints that require healing – without the grunting, stress, or sweat. You also enjoy the support of a qualified practitioner who will monitor, assist and offer suggestions and help you experience all the benefits of gentle exercise.
Now, you grasp the importance of physical activity in your stroke rehab and how we can help with our gentle power-assisted exercises. So don’t hesitate to reach out and explore your options – you deserve the best possible care and support on your road to recovery.
Come on into any of our clinics closest to you, and we will start you on your path to rehabilitation and recovery.