Parkinsons NDIS Care & Support Specialists - Maple Community Services

Parkinson's Disease NDIS

Disability Support & Care Services

Parkinson's Disease Care

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 Parkinson's Disease.

Parkinson's Disease is a debilitating illness that can limit your ability to function in everyday activities. If you are affected by Parkinson's Disease, our Support Workers are highly skilled and trained to provide the assistance you need to live your life to the fullest.

Our extensive experience, capacity for 24/7 support, and strong community spirit set us apart when it comes to providing Parkinson's Disease support services. Our strong 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 Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects a person’s movement initially, and their cognition later in the course of the illness. Symptoms can start gradually and can be different for everyone, though it is most common in older adults with the average age of onset being 60 years old.

People living with Parkinson’s will benefit from a range of different supports depending on the stage of the condition and their individual goals. Maple Community Services is well situated to provide extensive support services for people living with Parkinson’s.

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Parkinson’s Disease Information

The first signs of Parkinson’s are usually mild, with patients most commonly developing a slight tremor in their hand or slowed movements on one side of your body. Other symptoms may include stiffness, rigid muscles, difficulty walking, changes in speech and writing, and impaired posture and balance.

When someone develops Parkinson’s Disease, their nerve cells that produce the neurochemical dopamine are damaged or dying. When dopamine levels decrease, it causes abnormal brain activity resulting in the symptoms commonly seen in people with Parkinson’s Disease.

The cause of Parkinson’s Disease is unknown, but several factors appear to play a role. There may be a genetic mutation that incites the degradation of certain parts of the central nervous system, though this cause is unclear. Alternatively, environmental triggers such as exposure to certain toxins or environmental factors such as herbicides and pesticides may increase the risk of later Parkinson’s disease though this is also theoretical.

Parkinson’s disease is often accompanied by additional symptoms such as cognitive problems, depression, difficulty swallowing and chewing, bowel control issues, and trouble sleeping. Thankfully, medications for these symptoms can make living with Parkinson’s Disease more tolerable, but most patients still continue to decline.

Unfortunately, there is still no cure for Parkinson's Disease, but with proper treatment and support systems, patients can have an improved quality of life. Treatment modalities may also include surgery, though the benefits must be weighed against the risks.

Why Choose Maple For Parkinson's Disease Support?

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

We have four major categories of Parkinson's Disease support services. Each type of Parkinson's Disease 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 Parkinson's Disease Support Services

People living with Parkinson’s Disease face the known physical challenges, but social, family, career, and emotional challenges frequently develop. It is crucial that they receive the support they need to remain as independent as possible and continue working, studying, travelling, and caring for their families for as long as possible.

Parkinson's Disease support services can begin early and continue throughout the development of the disease, while assessing and adjusting the supports required. At Maple, our Parkinson's Disease specialists can help you arrange services to assist you every step of the way.

Is Parkinson's Disease Covered by the NDIS?

If you or your loved one is under the age of 65 and living with Parkinson’s Disease, you may be eligible for funding from the NDIS to benefit from our support services. Parkinson’s Disease is under List B of NDIS eligibility of conditions primarily resulting in neurological impairment. This means that your specific functional abilities may need to be assessed to identify the appropriate level of support.

At Maple, we can help you navigate the system to see if you or your loved one qualifies for NDIS Parkinson’s Disease funding. If you or your loved one meets the criteria, we have the capacity to provide comprehensive services to improve your quality of life.

What Can NDIS Fund For Parkinson's Disease?

The NDIS funds several critical services for people with Parkinson’s Disease. 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.

How Do You Care for Someone With Parkinson’s Disease?

People living with Parkinson’s Disease have varying levels of disability, thus requiring different levels of support. When someone you love is living with Parkinson’s, there’s a number of things you can do to help them.

It’s important to learn as much as you can about the disease and understand the symptoms and progression. Also, communicating with your loved one about their needs and priorities is essential to provide appropriate support.

What is the best treatment for Parkinson’s Disease?

While there is no cure for Parkinson’s Disease, there are medical and therapeutic treatments that can improve a person’s symptoms and quality of life. These medications are effective at reducing the severity of a patient’s symptoms and potentially slowing their physical and cognitive decline when used appropriately.

Currently, supports aimed at reducing the burden of the illness for the patient are the best treatment option.

How much funding can you get from NDIS?

Skills & Qualifications of our Parkinson's Disease Support Workers

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

You’ll partner with a highly qualified Parkinson's Disease specialist in Sydney or wherever you are in Australia to improve your or your loved one’s life and enhance your overall well being.

Will NDIS pay for Parkinson's Disease Assessment?

NDIS provides access to independent assessments for children and adults to determine their level of functioning. Rather than focusing on the specific diagnosis, Parkinson's Disease 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. Contact Maple and our Parkinson's Disease Support Worker for more information.

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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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