NDIS participants and their carers can stay in short term accommodation (STA) to take a break from their daily routine. In addition to learning new things, participants can build new skills while caregivers get a break.
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Short term accommodation provides support and accommodations for a short period. This coverage covers the cost of care outside your home for up to 14 days at a time. You may stay alone or with others for a short period. It’s usually funded when you don’t have access to your usual carers or to try something new.
Accommodations are only one part of STA.
In addition, your provider will be responsible for the cost of your care, food, and activities.
Support from STA can significantly increase your independence or help you learn new skills.
As well as providing you and your caregivers with a well-deserved break from one another (everyone needs a break from time to time). You may be able to use it if your usual carers are unavailable or for new experiences.
Our NDIS Support Coordinators and participants work together to determine your specific needs for STA.
NDIS participants are guided to the most suitable accommodation based on their specific requirements.
The range of accommodations we suggest is based on your personal preferences, geographic location, and plan goals. Accommodations are supported through STA funding for participants who:
It is important to remember that short term accommodations are not likely to need funding in your plan. The support you receive through your Core budget can help you achieve your goals, including Short Term Accommodation.
We can coordinate together with the Local Area Coordinator to plan the Short Term Accommodation (STA).
We can also review the plan as per your changed situation.
Remember, Short Term Accommodations cannot be used for the housing crisis but can be used for support areas that are directly related to your disability.
Our disability support team can help you choose the best option for meeting your needs.
The NDIS covers short term accommodation and assistance under the ‘Assistance with Daily Living‘ (Category 1).
Basic expenses associated with the service covered by STA funding include:
If your disability requires individual support, funding is available for both group share and individual share; you can avail it according to your requirements.
Advance care provides:
Whether you’re looking for a short break each month, an overnight stay, or a few hours break each week; we offer flexible short term accommodation arrangements.
For guests staying at our homes, we prepare fresh evening meals and lunches.
Some of our activities are social, recreational, and leisure-oriented, which help participants be included in the community and can help them achieve their goals.
When you find yourself in need of temporary living arrangements away from home for a short period, Short Term Accommodation, including respite care, offers the support you require. Experience the convenience and assistance provided during this time through our specialized services.
The Short Term Accommodation and Assistance (STA) program is an NDIS support that previously had the name respite. Through STA service, we support people with disabilities to stay away from their regular homes for short periods, along with planned respite for caregivers.
A short term accommodation includes all reasonable expenses for 24 hours, including daily personal activities, housing, food, and other things. Accommodation packages for short-term stays are usually limited to 14 days.
We offer a wide range of home services, including (but not limited to):
An individual short-term care program pairs you up with a support worker for a predetermined period.
The benefits of group respite options are that you can meet other people with similar interests and needs and benefit from being able to participate in a group activity with others.
Support is provided at short-term accommodations where your needs and interests align.
Often, STA services are provided in a group setting, but some organizations offer STA as an addition to home care services. There may be times when the provider books an apartment in a hotel.
Besides providing accommodation, STA also includes providing support during your stay.
Achieving one of your goals outlined in your NDIS Plan is a requirement for the NDIS to fund STA.
Documentation from a professional (such as an Occupational Therapist or other health professionals) along with a letter explaining why you and those who provide informal support would benefit from a break would be helpful.
It is more likely that your plan will include Supported Independent Living if you need long-term accommodation or at-home support.
Short term absences from home can help you: