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Accessing SDA and SIL

Accessing The Support You Need

Setting Up Your Future 

Occupational Therapy functional Assessments are a core component of SIL and SDA assessments. These assessments provide the objective and ‘whole of life’ information required to access both of these funding options. 

Whether it is housing support (SDA- Supported Disability Accommodation) or hands on support (SIL- Supported Independent Living) that you are interested in, your Kadia OT will be able to capture your personal needs and communicate this to the SDA Review Panel.

In the past, families were able to book a place in an SDA or SIL location whilst awaiting application approval. However, with new DHHS processes in place, approval for SIL or SDA must be presented to hold a space. 

Therefore, it can be a wise option to start the assessment process before the situation is urgent. 

The Occupational Therapy Assessments will unpack both care needs and environmental needs of each individual. 

The process includes standardised assessments, interviews and observations which are tailored specifically to ensuring your needs are communicated clearly to the Assessment Panel.

Options for consideration include:

If you would like to know more of what this looks like for you,  give us a call. 

Improved Liveability:  Built to a reasonable level of access, catering for the needs of those who experience intellectual, sensory or cognitive impairments.

  • Designed to improve livability and reasonable level of physical access 
  • For people with sensory, intellectual or cognitive impairment 
  • Easy to enter and move around in 
  • Easy to see doorways and other features  
  • Good visibility from one room to next 
  • Easily adapted to suit individual needs 
  • Luminance contrast 
  • Improved way finding and lines of sight 
  • Meets Livable Housing Australia ‘Silver’ standard 

Fully Accessible: Built to a high level of access, catering for the needs of those who experience high levels of physical environment support.

  • For those with significant physical impairment such as wheelchair or motorised power wheelchair users 
  • Incorporates a high level of physical access 
  • No steps at external doors and external outdoor private areas 
  • Bathroom vanity/hand basin accessible in seated or standing position 
  • Power supply to doors and windows (blinds), for retrofit of automation as necessary 
  • Consideration given to making kitchen sink, cooktop, meal prep bench area and key appliances (dishwasher, oven, microwave oven, laundry appliances) accessible in seated or standing position 
  • Meets Livable Housing Australia’s ‘Platinum’ standard 

 

Robust: Robust category homes must be built to Silver Level. The choice of building materials can tolerate high level impact, and homes are required to have features such as secure doors and windows. This level home is often accessed by people with complex behaviours.

  • For those with complex behaviours, who may be a risk to self or others 
  • Incorporates a high level of physical access and resilience, reducing likelihood of reactive maintenance 
  • Adequate space and safeguards for needs of residents with complex behaviours, to reduce risk of residents hurting themselves or others 
  • Secure windows and doors to and within all areas 
  • Impact-resistant walls, fittings and fixtures (e.g. blinds, door handles) 
  • Appropriate sound proofing, to minimise the amount of noise passing from one area to another 
  • Laminated glass, secured windows 
  • Areas of regress and retreat for staff and other residents to avoid harm if required 
  • Inconspicuous material that can withstand heavy use 
  • Provides adequate space and safeguards 
  • Meets Livable Housing Australia ‘Silver’ standard 

High Physical Support: These homes require a high level of access, including capacity to handle ceiling hoists, assistive technology, sensitive heating and cooling and backup power solutions.

  • For those with significant physical impairment and who need a high level of personal support 
  • Incorporates a high level of physical access  
  • No steps at external doors and external outdoor private areas, accessible by wheelchair 
  • Bathroom vanity/hand basin accessible in seated or standing position 
  • Power supply to doors and windows (blinds), for retrofit of automation as necessary 
  • Consideration given to making the kitchen sink, cooktop, meal preparation bench area and key appliances (dishwasher, oven, microwave oven, laundry appliances) accessible in seated or standing position 
  • Structural provision for ceiling hoists 
  • Assistive technology ready 
  • Heating/cooling and household communication technology (e.g. video or intercom systems) appropriate for the needs of residents 
  • Emergency power solutions to cater for a minimum two-hour outage where the welfare of residents is at risk 
  • 950mm minimum clear opening width doors to all habitable rooms 
  • Meets Livable Housing Australia ‘Platinum’ standard 

 

Supported Independent Living (SIL) : This is the higher level of funding which provides support for individuals who need assistance in completing daily tasks. SIL is usually accessed by individuals who want to live with increased autonomy from family or friends and require close and intensive in-person support to manage daily life.

  • For people who need regular support to build  independence skills  
  • Need full-time active or highly frequent assistance with managing challenging behaviours and complex medical needs such as ventilation  
  • Is divided into three levels depending on level of support required, as well as the number of people living in the shared setting 

With multiple categories of SIL available for consideration, a comprehensive assessment will unpack what solutions are a best fit for you.

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