Disability housing: Making life that much easier

Living with a disability can make life more challenging than it needs to be. Navigating around houses and other spaces that don’t cater for the disabled poses unnecessary struggles, but there are other options available — like disability housing. Staying at a disability house means you or your loved one can say goodbye to all those unnecessary obstacles and just focus on living a fulfilled and joyous life. The NDIS has considered this and works with families to provide quality disability housing to those who are eligible.

How does an NDIS house differ from other housing options?

The NDIS helps with funding disability homes and the care occupants receive while residing at the premises. It can provide occupants with the necessary tools needed to ensure a home is liveable and functional. Depending on the participant’s package and their individual needs, the NDIS can assist in the modification, building and add-ons of a home to ensure it is accessible and provide necessary support and care that is relevant to the individual. Additionally, living in a disability house means your loved one will be surrounded by people who require similar supports, and will have their needs tended to by experienced professionals.

Choosing the best disability housing for your loved one

There are many things to consider when looking for suitable disability housing for your loved one. Some of the things to keep in mind are:

  • Location. It’s important to consider where the house is and how close in proximity it is to amenities such as shops, medical facilities, etc. Is it close to you and accessible? Will your loved one be able to reside on the premises without compromising convenience?
  • Accessibility. Different disability houses have different modifications and allowances. You want to make sure the disability house is a good fit for your loved one.
  • Design. Does the house's design adhere to your loved one’s individual needs?
  • Can they see themselves staying there? Your loved one should feel comfortable with where they are staying. If you’re able, ask them how they feel about the property.
  • What condition is the house in? Will your loved one be able to stay on the premises safely?
  • Does the house suit individual needs? Will your loved one be able to stay at the property without compromising their needs?
  • What is the space like? Does your loved one like it?

How Second Home assists with disability home care

Here at Second Home, we have taken everything into account. Our secured, single storey facility has been designed with disabled access, including paths, hallways, doors, and parking. Our carers are experienced and have worked with a variety of individuals who require specific support and care. At Second Home, we want our guests to just relax and rejuvenate which is why our team is dedicated to providing necessary support wherever it is needed. We also understand our guests’ need for companionship, so we allow pets to join them on their stay with us. So whether your loved one’s pet is a hearing or guide dog, a service animal or simply their best friend, here at Second Home, we invite them to stay. We have a dog run on the property and cages in place, ensuring all animals remain safe, secure, and well looked after.

For Quality Disability Support Services From An NDIS Provider That Cares, Contact Second Home Today

At Second Home, we’re dedicated to providing all of our guests with individualised support and disability services tailored to their specific needs. We understand that, at times, everyone forgets just to take a minute to breathe, which is why we have created a safe haven for people with disabilities to come and just take a load off. So if you and your loved one are looking for NDIS professionals with disability home care experience in Melbourne, look no further than Second Home, your supportive home away from home.