Disability Care Caboolture
What is Self Direction? Understanding the Basics of Self Care
Self direction means that people are able to be in charge of their lives, from their current choices to their long term disability care Caboolture if that becomes necessary. In Australia, the National Disability Insurance Scheme is an excellent choice for self directed care. In this type of care, the disabled individual has the exclusive power to make all decisions, making it a truly self directed support. The disabled person can plan their current care, their future care, their menu of services, and their type of caregiver support.
With self directed care, it is important that people choose the right kind of caregivers for all of the different support tasks. In some cases, the support will simply be informal, or will be a community support. In other cases, it may be a type of caregiving that is reserved for and funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme. When a disabled person plans their care, they will be able to allocate money towards services as they see fit. As long as a person is mentally and physically competent enough to make these types of decisions for themselves, they will be able to make alterations to the plan and to directly manage the plan as desired.
In some cases, the individual who is disabled is still under the age of 18. In this case, the parent or legal guardian of the child will be able to act as the executor for the self directed care. Every possible effort is usually made to keep self directed care within the family when an underage child is involved. The parents or guardian of the child is in the best position to know exactly what types of support and care are needed for the child, and is thus best able to make these plans on the child's behalf. At the age of 18, the disabled child will have the option of taking over the direction of their own medical care, however this is only possible when the child is physically and mentally competent to do so. Otherwise, the role of executor will stay with the family member who has held it previously.