Assistance with Daily Life (ADL) is a type of support many disability service providers offer for everyday tasks and personal care, both in-home and in the community. Afford is an experienced provider of ADL supports, so here we share 5 useful things to know about ADL.

1 ADL supports are flexible

ADL supports help you do things independently at home and in your community. This includes day-to-day tasks like medication management, bathing, and dressing, as well as household chores including cleaning, gardening, and meal preparation. Plus, ADL support is great for important activities like shopping, paying bills, catching up with friends, or going to events.

2 Your ADL needs might change

It’s natural for your needs to change over time. As an example, you might want a lot of support at first with cooking your favourite meal or managing your household bills. But with practice, you may find you need less support, or just need supervision. That’s totally okay, and your provider should be on board with adapting to your changing needs.

3 ADL can be funded through NDIS

ADL supports are often funded through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Your NDIS planner or Local Area Coordinator (LAC) can help you figure out what you need, by talking to you about your home and living goals or conducting a home and living assessment.

4 There are other ways to fund ADL

Government-approved funding packages like NDIS aren’t the only way to access ADL supports. Self-funding allows you to use your own finances for services, offering flexibility for one-off needs or when government funding falls short. Or, Fee for Service Packages are available for people who are self-funded and would like to access our range of disability services.

5 Afford’s approach to ADL supports

An Afford disability support worker can provide one-on-one ADL in the way that suits you best. This could be in your own home, in the community, or in a Supported Independent Living (SIL) house. We make sure your experience with Afford is a good one, by working closely with you and your family or support people to understand your needs and assisted living goals.

Afford ADL

To learn more about ADL at Afford, call 1800 233 673 or tap this link to visit our website. You can also go to the NDIS website to learn more about ADL and the NDIS:




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