Rosanna is a sociable 51-year-old woman with a love of coffee, family and as a result of NDIS funding, a new lease on life.
Rosanna was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 28. Last year she was admitted into hospital after a minor fall. Following her discharge, a lack of suitable housing options forced Rosanna into a nursing home.
Fortunately, Rosanna was connected with a new NDIS service provider who made flexible use of her NDIS funding, allowing Rosanna to access the community on outings with a support worker.
But Rosanna’s long-term goal was to leave the nursing home and return to the community. Rosanna secured
the expertise of an NDIS funded support coordinator to search for more appropriate housing options. The support coordinator assisted Rosanna through complex application processes and liaised with other stakeholders on her behalf. This hard work paid off and Rosanna moved into an accessible townhouse at the beginning of the year.
Due to this significant change in circumstance, Rosanna received a new NDIS plan reflective of her life stage. The NDIS allocated Rosanna 24-hour funded live-in support and assistive technology to allow her to live independently. She also received funding for occupational therapy and physiotherapy to prescribe equipment and oversee a home-based exercise program. Rosanna continues to work with her support coordinator to ensure her plan is progressing well.
Moving out of the nursing home and into her own home has allowed Rosanna to regain independence, and become a part of the community again.
Break Thru People Solutions provided Rosanna’s support coordination.