Attendant care services provide you with support following a motor accident, work-related injury, or illness.
Understanding Attendant Care Services
Attendant care services assist you with daily living activities that may have become difficult to manage following a major accident, or illness. These services focus on maximising your independence across a range of settings.
Attendant care is provided to you in your own home; the supports may include:
- Personal care and mobility support
- Managing medications
- Managing your day to day routine
- Support to access your local community
- Attending appointments
- Liaising with key stakeholders and your clinical team when needed.
Eligibility for Attendant Care Services
Anyone who sustains a serious personal injury due to a motor accident, work related injury, or illness may be eligible to receive attendant care support. Before you can receive attendant care services, your eligibility may need to be assessed by an occupational therapist or a health professional.
Funding for these services is provided by workers compensation insurance or the selected funding provider for your state or region.
How To Apply
Depending on your region, and the funding provider you are using, the process to make a claim is slightly different. For more information, please visit one of the following service provider websites:
- Victoria: Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
- South Australia: Lifetime Support Authority (LSA)
- New South Wales: iCare
- Queensland: National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland (NIISQ)
Choosing an Attendant Care Provider
The attendant care provider you choose should have both the skills and organisational capacity to deliver high-quality disability support services for people with severe injuries.
Nextt, incorporating Dolleina, is one of the largest providers of attendant care in Australia. We are an approved attendant care provider for iCare, TAC, LifeTime, Support Authority, and NIISQ across NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
We have close to 20 years experience in providing complex care for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI); and are proud of our outstanding reputation.
Our expertise ensures that every person receives the best possible service to support their independence and quality of life. . We offer flexible supports on an interim basis to aid recovery, or a more permanent basis in the event of long-term injury.
Nextt will explain how our service works and discuss with you what activities will be included. To find out more about attendant care services with Nextt, please call us on 1300 369 568.