Aged Care Funding for Vision Aids
Anyone over the age of 65 years cannot access the support provided through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The Federal Government has said that no-one over 65 years of age will be disadvantaged by not being able to enter the NDIS. Well, that is still proving to be a bit of an overstatement. Things are changing but very slowly.
If you receive Aged Care funding through a local Provider, under the Home Care Package Scheme or the Commonwealth Home Support Program, talk to your Provider and ask them about funding your vision needs.
Some Providers are up to date and already assisting their clients.
“My client was able to use funds in her Home Care Package to purchase a reading machine. She is very happy with it and it has given her a new sense of independence. She is able to read her Christmas letters and this is a great beginning.”
Home Nursing Group, Armidale NSW
If your Provider is unaware of the options available please give them our phone number and one of our Low Vision Consultants will be happy to discuss.