How to Get a Lift Chair Through the NDIS

Welcome to Mobility Caring, your trusted source for mobility solutions. If you’re seeking assistance in acquiring a lift chair through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to make the process smoother and more accessible for you.

Understanding NDIS Support for Lift Chairs

The NDIS provides support for various assistive technologies, including lift chairs, to enhance the independence and well-being of individuals with disabilities. A lift chair can be a valuable addition to your home, offering comfort and ease of use.

Eligibility Criteria

Before diving into the process, it’s essential to understand the eligibility criteria set by the NDIS for acquiring a lift chair. Generally, eligibility is based on the participant’s need for assistive equipment due to their disability. Your NDIS plan will outline the specific supports and funding allocated for mobility aids like lift chairs.

Navigating the Application Process

Securing a lift chair through the NDIS involves a systematic application process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through:

1. Assessment by Healthcare Professional

The first step is to consult with your healthcare professional. They will assess your mobility needs and provide documentation supporting your requirement for a lift chair. This documentation is crucial for the NDIS application.

2. Updating Your NDIS Plan

If your current NDIS plan does not include support for a lift chair, you’ll need to request a plan review. Clearly articulate the reasons for needing a lift chair in your review request. Ensure that your healthcare professional’s assessment report is attached for reference.

3. Collaborate with NDIS Planner

Once your plan is under review, collaborate with your NDIS planner. Clearly communicate the benefits and necessity of a lift chair in your daily life. Be prepared to discuss how it contributes to your independence and overall well-being.

4. Funding Approval

Upon successful collaboration with your NDIS planner, you’ll receive a decision on whether your request for a lift chair has been approved. If approved, funding will be allocated in your updated NDIS plan specifically for the purchase of the lift chair.

Choosing the Right Lift Chair

After receiving approval and funding, it’s time to choose the lift chair that best suits your needs. Mobility Caring offers a range of high-quality lift chairs designed for comfort, durability, and ease of use. Our expert team can assist you in selecting the perfect lift chair based on your preferences and requirements.

Meeting with your Occupational Therapist for Lift Chair Approval

Once you’ve made the decision to acquire a lift chair through the NDIS, a crucial step is meeting with your Occupational Therapist (OT). Obtaining approval from an OT is essential to utilize NDIS funding for the purchase of a lift chair.

Discussing Your Lift Chair Choice

During your meeting with the OT, communicate your preference for a specific lift chair from Mobility Caring. Provide details such as the chair model, associated cost, and the reasons behind your choice. If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience the lift chair in person, your OT can arrange a viewing appointment for both of you.

Approval Process and NDIS Assessor Support

Your OT plays a pivotal role in approving your lift chair choice and assisting in presenting the case to the NDIS assessor. They will help articulate how the lift chair will benefit you and enhance your daily living.

Occupational Therapist Assistance

Need an Occupational Therapist?

If you don’t currently have an Occupational Therapist and require assistance, contact us at Mobility Caring. We can recommend experienced OTs from our extensive network across Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Our goal is to connect you with a trusted OT near your location.

Further Assistance and Support

If you encounter any challenges or have additional questions about the NDIS process for acquiring a lift chair, our team at Mobility Caring is here to help. We understand the complexities of this process and are committed to guiding you through every stage. With our extensive experience in working with the NDIS and OTs throughout Australia, we can provide the support needed to find the optimal solution for your mobility needs.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we’re ready to assist you on your journey to enhanced mobility and improved quality of life.