Hundreds of thousands of Australians with a disability between the ages of 7 and 65 are eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to help fund a number of support services and products ranging from connections to health care professionals, information about social opportunities and financial assistance for devices such as mobility scooters in Australia. This government initiative, which began in July 2013 provides support to many people who previously did not receive government help for their disability and now get various types of support and assistance.
NDIS Overall Goals and Progress
The overall goal of the NDIS is to provide Australians, from Melbourne to Darwin, who have a disability, with the required resources to improve their independence and skills throughout their lives. As a complementary service to the disability support pension, over 71 000 people are already benefiting from a variety of supports in Australia and many other people who are eligible for funding and have not yet claimed their benefits.
The NDIS and Mobility Scooters in Australia
Earlier this month, we published a comprehensive guide on choosing a mobility scooter. In this article, we provide an overview of mobility scooters including general information, reasons to purchase a mobility scooter, features of mobility scooters, how to use a scooter, information about accessories and attachments, and things you need to know after the purchase.
Through the NDIS, mobility scooters in Australia fall under the category of assisted technology (AT) devices. The NDIS defines assisted technology as “any device or system that allows individuals to perform tasks they would otherwise be unable to do or increases the ease and safety with which tasks can be performed.” These types of devices can support individuals to reach their personal, professional, and communal goals.
Since mobility scooters are a specialised (level 3) or a complex (level 4) device, In order for someone to qualify for a mobility scooter in Australia, they require an assessment from a qualified assisted technology assessor. This professional can recommend a device and ensure that you or your loved one has the proper knowledge and ability to use the device safely and appropriately. Once the assessor’s report is submitted and the funding is approved, the funding will stem from the NDIS assistive technology budget which can also include funding for maintenance and repairs of mobility scooters.
Purchasing a Mobility Scooter from Statewide Home Health Care in Brighton East
In addition to the funding available from the NDIS, if the mobility scooter price is still a factor in your purchasing decision, our business accepts payments through Afterpay. This partnership allows you to pay for the device in interest-free four instalments. Our expert, friendly, and welcoming staff are also able to point you in the direction of products and resources such as our mobility scooters for sale that are best suited to your individual circumstances and needs.
We understand that purchasing a mobility scooter can be a big decision, whether or not it is being funding through the NDIS. In order to make the purchase easier, anyone considering this purchase can rent a mobility scooter in Melbourne for a few hours to ensure that it is the right choice for you or your loved one. We also have a mobility scooters price guide on our website that shows the range of products and their associated costs.
As the flowers bloom and your evenings are busy with spring cleaning, also add the NDIS research to your to-do list. This will ensure that you or your loved one has the devices such as a mobility scooter and funding in place to move around the house or neighbourhood and enjoy the sunshine.