Multiple Sclerosis NDIS Support Services - Maple Community Services

Multiple Sclerosis NDIS

Disability Support & Care Services

Multiple Sclerosis Care & Support

Maple Community Services prioritises getting to know you in order to identify and achieve your goals. We help you set a course for greater independence with reliable support. There is no better NDIS provider than Maple Community Services in supporting patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis can be a debilitating illness and limit your abilities to participate in everyday activities. If you are affected by Multiple Sclerosis, our Support Workers are highly skilled and trained to provide the assistance you need to live your life a full life.

Our extensive experience, capacity for 24/7 support, and strong community spirit set us apart when it comes to Multiple Sclerosis Support Services. Our pervading family values and friendly specialists give you and your loved ones peace of mind and unmatched support to pursue a happy, fulfilling, and independent life

Introduction to Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) more than 25,000 Australians are known to live with the condition. People who live with Multiple Sclerosis may have varying degrees of support needs depending on how the condition affects them. Maple Community Services has ample resources and support services to enable people with MS to live their life to the fullest.

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Multiple Sclerosis Information

Multiple Sclerosis describes the process when the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers, causing communication problems between your brain or spinal cord and the nerves throughout your body. Eventually, the disease can cause permanent damage and deterioration of nerve function.

MS can lead to a wide range of symptoms that can differ from person to person over the course of the disease depending on the location of the affected nerve fibers. Symptoms can include numbness or weakness in one or more limbs at a time, typically on the same side of your body, tremors, a lack of coordination, or problems with your bowels or bladder. Some patients also experience an electric shock sensation when bending the neck forward.

MS can also affect your vision, with some patients experiencing partial or complete loss of vision. This is usually experienced in one eye at a time and can cause pain with eye movement. Other possible eye troubles may include prolonged double vision or blurry vision.

Other nonspecific symptoms such as slurred speech, fatigue, dizziness, or problems with sexual function may also occur.

MS is a neurodegenerative disease with many different subtypes:

  • Relapsing-remitting MS - the most common type of MS which can come and go with different symptoms for periods of time
  • Secondary progressive MS - relapsing-remitting MS can develop into this
  • Primary progressive MS - usually diagnosed later in life and presents with symptoms such as difficulties with walking and balance
  • Progressive relapsing MS - the least common type of MS, where symptoms can vary depending on the area affected
  • Balo’s Disease - this has been connected to MS and may be a rare form of the disease
  • MS in children - MS usually occurs in adults, but children are being diagnosed with MS more frequently

Why Choose Maple For Multiple Sclerosis Support?

Maple has everything you or your loved one needs in Multiple Sclerosis support! What makes us different? Perhaps the most important thing is our vast experience helping people with Multiple Sclerosis. Or, maybe for you or your loved one, the most critical elements are our training and expertise in Multiple Sclerosis Support.

Our priority is matching you with a like-minded Support Worker, someone who speaks your language, understands your goals, and is committed to ensuring you have all the necessary support you need to live your life to the fullest.

People choose Maple because we care. We are a group of professionals from all walks of life who want to make a difference in yours. You can see testimonials from other participants on our community page.

The Maple Family will work with you to create a personalised approach to your support schedule and roll out. We will continually review and recommend support updates, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the support you receive are optimal for you to achieve your personal, social, and emotional wellbeing goals.

We are renowned for our extremely fast turnaround and approval times for Referrals. Please reach out to us for help with your SIL, Core Support, Plan Management, and Support Coordination Referral

What Does Our Multiple Sclerosis Support Involve?

We have four major categories of Multiple Sclerosis Support Services. Each type of Multiple Sclerosis Care contributes to your overall well-being and expands personal options to live a life that is most fulfilling.

By providing each of these elements, we help you set a course for greater independence with reliable support.

Types of Multiple Sclerosis Support Services

Multiple Sclerosis Support Services can begin early at diagnosis and continue through your or your loved one’s life as and when they’re needed depending on the effects of the disease.

Whether you’re in relapse or remission, your symptoms can be continuously monitored and our services can be adjusted to suit your needs at any given time. At Maple, our Multiple Sclerosis Specialist can help you arrange services to help you every step of the way.

Will NDIS pay for Multiple Sclerosis Assessment?

NDIS provides access to independent assessments for children and adults to determine their level of functioning. Rather than focusing on the specific diagnosis, these assessments are designed to determine the functional deficits of your or your loved one’s disability and level of impairment requiring support in everyday life.

What Can NDIS Fund For Multiple Sclerosis?

The NDIS funds several critical services for people with Multiple Sclerosis. These include speech and occupational therapy, physiotherapy, personal care support, nutritional support, and behavioural support. NDIS funding can even pay for a Support Worker to assist you or your loved one at home. Plan Management and Support Coordination Funding are almost always offered to NDIS Participants when they receive their plan. The types and amounts of funding available are determined partly by the level of severity.

For children younger than seven years of age, NDIS funding provides early interventions, takes a family-centred approach, and helps families connect with Multiple Sclerosis services providers. At Maple, we can assist you or your loved one with the NDIS application to receive your or your loved one’s needed funding.

Is Multiple Sclerosis Covered by the NDIS?

If you or your loved one suffers from Multiple Sclerosis it is covered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and you may be eligible for funding to avail of our support services.

Multiple Sclerosis is in the List B category of NDIS eligibility and is assessed on a case by case basis rather than according to the specific diagnosis. First and foremost, you need to meet the basic eligibility criteria laid out by the NDIS. If you need the support from another person on a daily basis or use special equipment and require support to help reduce the impact of your disability, then you’re likely to be approved for funding.

At Maple, we can assist you in the assessment process to see if you or your loved one qualifies for NDIS Multiple Sclerosis benefits. If you or your loved one meets the criteria, we have the capacity to provide comprehensive services to maximise your quality of life.

How much funding can you get from NDIS?

Skills & Qualifications of our Multiple Sclerosis Support Workers

Our Support Workers for Multiple Sclerosis have studied and trained diligently to understand and respond to the needs of people with Multiple Sclerosis. You can feel confident and at ease with our Multiple Sclerosis Support Workers’ exceptional skills and qualifications. We pride ourselves on our years of experience providing Multiple Sclerosis Support.

You’ll partner with a highly qualified Multiple Sclerosis Specialist in Sydney or wherever you are in Australia to improve your or your loved one’s life and optimise your overall well being.

Our specialists have targeted expertise to provide assessments and treatment for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Our Multiple Sclerosis Support Workers have training and experience in all aspects of MS, from special programmes for young children to occupational supports for adults with Multiple Sclerosis. We even have specialised techniques and methodologies to specifically work with children and improve their functioning.

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The Maple Commitment

Here at Maple, we are committed to achieving your goals! Providing Support is the backbone of our purpose, we listen and act in realtime, and we empower our community through equal opportunities. It is our focus on building relationships with each and every one of our individuals, that sets us apart from the rest.

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