Rheumatoid Arthritis NDIS Support - Maple Community Services

Rheumatoid Arthritis NDIS

Disability Support & Care Services

Rheumatoid Arthritis 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 for Rheumatoid Arthritis support.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a common condition that affects a significant number of Australians, detracting from their quality of life and complicating every day tasks. If you are affected by disabling Rheumatoid Arthritis, our Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Specialists are highly skilled and trained to provide the expert 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 Rheumatoid Arthritis support services. Our pervading family values and friendly specialists give you and your loved ones peace of mind and exceptional support to pursue a happy, fulfilling, and independent life.

Introduction to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease. This means your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body tissues, causing a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects the lining of your joints. The result is painful swelling that can eventually digress into erosion of bones and joint deformities.

Our support services at Maple can have a life changing impact on those living with this condition.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Information

The specific cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is unknown, but it’s likely linked to genetic variations that make you more prone to react to environmental triggers.

Early symptoms most commonly affect smaller joints such as your fingers and toes, but as the disease progresses, these symptoms can spread to your wrists, knees, ankles, or elbows. Other symptoms include tender, warm, or swollen joints; joint stiffness in the morning or after sitting for a long time; fatigue; fever; and loss of appetite. A lot of people living with this condition will experience equal symptoms on both sides of their body, though they may vary in severity and come and go with increased disease activity.

Compared to other forms of arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis is notorious for affecting more than just your joints. The condition can affect a variety of body systems and the inflammation associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis can lead to damage of the skin, kidneys, eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. In spite of this, most people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis experience symptoms that primarily involve the joints.

Thankfully, new treatment modalities and novel medications are effective at reducing patients symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease. Nonetheless, severe Rheumatoid Arthritis can still cause physical disabilities and patients may struggle with their daily activities.

Why Choose Maple for Rheumatoid Arthritis Support?

At Maple Community Services, we focus on building strong relationships with each and every client that walks through our doors, providing them with the tools, supports, and access to services that will enable them to live independently.

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. Commonly a high percentage of Maple clients as well as our Support Workers come from Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. You can see testimonials from other participants on our community page.

We tailor our services to meet your or your loved one’s unique needs. We specialise in providing support for people from diverse backgrounds, language groups, and cultures, as well as people with criminal convictions, mental health problems, and complex disability support needs.

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 Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Involve?

We have four major categories of Rheumatoid Arthritis support services. Each type of Rheumatoid Arthritis support 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 Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Services

Our support includes a full range of different services for you to determine which will best suit you. Options include any or all of the following:

Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Covered by the NDIS?

If you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, it is covered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and you may be eligible for their funding to utilise our support services. The eligibility and level of funding will depend on the severity of your functional disability and needs. Rheumatoid Arthritis is categorised under List B for NDIS funding, and you may require further functional assessment prior to being approved for NDIS funding.

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

What Can NDIS Fund For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The NDIS provides improved access to high quality, personalised, and innovative supports and services to enhance the independence, social, and economic participation of people living with disabilities and their carers.

The NDIS funds several critical services for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Funded services include personal care support, community access support, nutritional support, skill development, transport, household tasks, and behavioural support. 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 severity of one’s disability.

By partnering with Maple Community Services, we can help you outline your priorities and cater a support plan that provides the specific services you need, enabling you to lead a fulfilling life.

Common supports chosen by people with Rheumatoid Arthritis and funded by the NDIS include help with mobility, access to the community, assistance with daily living activities, and therapies such as hydrotherapy, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy.

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Skills & Qualifications of our Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Workers

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

Will NDIS Pay for Rheumatoid Arthritis 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 Rheumatoid Arthritis 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. Our Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Workers are here to help, contact us today.

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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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