The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a program that supports people with disability, their families and carers.
If you have been approved for funding through the NDIS, you will work with a plan manager to create a plan for how you will use your funding. There are three ways in which you can go about managing the way you access this funding:
The NDIA provides you with funding so you can access the supports that will best help you pursue your goals.
The NDIA pays your providers on your behalf.
The NDIA will provide funding in your plan to pay for a Plan Manager who pays your providers for you, helps you keep track of funds and takes care of financial reporting for you.
What Is Plan Management?
Plan management is a service funded via the NDIS in which instead of managing your own funding, the NDIS themselves do it. Plan management exists to further assist and support those accessing the NDIS in managing their NDIS plan funding.
This can make it easier for some NDIS participants to navigate using their funds, who may be overwhelmed at the task. Plan management providers work with NDIS participants to assist in monitoring and managing a budget, managing NDIS claims, paying providers for their services and more.
Plan management providers also give advice on how a participant can best utilise their NDIS plan funding, making the plan more efficient and increasing a participants financial management skills.
These providers also keep the NDIS participant in the loop, providing regular statements and letting them know exactly how much funding is available.
Using Your NDIS Funding For An Adjustable Mattress
Making the switch to an adjustable mattress and bed can be hugely beneficial - and oftentimes necessary - for those with disability. If you are eligible for the NDIS, it is possible to use your plan managed funds for a new adjustable mattress and bed.
At Life Changing Beds, we are experts at liaising with plan managers to ensure all clients find the best possible sleep solution for their needs. Our showroom features Melbourne’s biggest range of adjustable mattresses, including hi-lo mattresses, all of which are covered under the NDIS criteria.
Adjustable mattresses and adjustable beds provide mechanical assistance to help you get in and out of bed. They are also able to be adjusted to provide targeted support for the individual's sleep needs. Our hi-lo bed options offer the flexibility to raise and lower the bed. This can be useful in assisting people getting in and out of bed, or catering the experience to a person’s height.
The additional support provided by an adjustable bed or mattress can literally change the life of a person with disability, a movement disorder or other health concerns. Adjustable beds and mattresses provide effective relief for those with chronic pain, arthritis, acid reflux, breathing difficulties and poor circulation.
But sleep support doesn’t stop at an adjustable mattress or bed. We also provide other sleep support items, such as top-quality pillows and protective sheets all of which are NDIS plan management approved.
We offer delivery and installation of all our products. Our in-house delivery team are experts in handling the delivery and installation of adjustable mattresses and beds. They are NDIS Module Trained, police background checked, and just all around nice guys.
NDIS plan management is a really smart way of approaching your NDIS funding, and accessing support and resources that will improve your life. An adjustable bed and mattress is truly life changing, especially for those with disability or chronic health concerns.
If you are an NDIS participant looking to upgrade your sleep support setup, we at Life Changing Beds are here to help. We can work with your plan manager to make sure you end up with the best possible adjustable mattress and bed for your needs.
We understand navigating the NDIS can be challenging, and we want to help make it as easy as possible. If you have any questions regarding accessing beds and mattresses via the NDIS, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 03 90414765 or book a consultation.