NDIS Assessments

Vista Healthcare specialises in conducting a diverse range of NDIS assessments tailored to meet the unique needs of our patients. The assessment type is determined based on the specific requirements of the NDIS participant in question.

The assessment process commences with either a referral or a phone inquiry. Once we receive the initial contact, we proceed with a pre-visit phone call to clarify the participant’s (or stakeholders’) needs and preferences. After gathering this essential information, we schedule an appointment for the appropriate therapist to conduct the assessment at the participant’s home.

Vista Healthcare operates throughout Sydney, Gold Coast & Brisbane region and work with adult (18+) NDIS participants and older Australians.

Types of NDIS Assessments We Are Experienced With

Since obtaining NDIS registration in 2018, Vista Healthcare has built a team of proficient Australian Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who possess expertise in a wide array of assessments, including:

  • Functional capacity assessments
  • Assistive Technology assessments
  • Home modification assessments
  • Allied health assessments (Physio & OT)
  • SDA & SIL assessments
  • NDIS Plan Review reports
  • Initial NDIS assessments

Our approach involves a combination of official NDIS reporting templates and our own comprehensive clinical documentation. We take pride in assisting our clients throughout the entire process, from report submission to the NDIS/NDIA, to implementing the necessary healthcare measures.

When is an NDIS Assessment Required?

NDIS assessments could be required for a number of reasons.

New NDIS Participants

New NDIS participants seeking to apply for funding often engage Vista Healthcare to perform initial assessments as part of their application.

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NDIS Plan Reviews

Assessments are also required for plan reviews. In these instances, a full functional assessment with an Occupational Therapy report is required.

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The purpose of plan reviews are to ensure current supports are appropriate (carers, living environment, how healthcare is being managed etc,). If additional reasonable and necessary support are required, these will be formalised in the report with the purpose of assisting the NDIS participant to achieve their meaningful goals and access appropriate funding.

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Change of Circumstances

An assessment could also be required if there has been a change in a patient’s condition or circumstances.

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This often relates to changes in accommodation or health status. As such, the patient would require a functional assessment to identify new care and/or equipment needs.

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Assistive Technology

Vista Healthcare works closely with patients, care givers, support coordinators and other Allied healthcare companies to ensure multidisciplinary care is provided.

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We also perform assessments for people planning to access complex Assistive Technology (such as powered wheelchairs, scooters and hoists) and provide the necessary manual handling training to relevant stakeholders.

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Assessments Explained

What medical documentation is produced after an assessment?

The reporting that Vista Healthcare provides depends on the type of assessment.

For functional assessments, our documentation will include a full comprehensive report completed by our Occupational Therapist. The primary considerations are current health status, assessment findings, interventions required and anticipated hours.

How is the assessment service delivered?

Please contact us and we will conduct pre-screening to ensure we are appropriate to consider.

Vista Healthcare will visit the NDIS participant’s home at a mutually agreed upon time.

Assessments take approximately 1-3 hours at the residence, plus reporting time thereafter. All NDIS assessments are funded by the person’s plan. We provide professional communication throughout.

Who can access Vista Healthcare’s services?

Our services are accessible to adults aged 18 and older. We work with NDIS participants who either self-manage or have a plan manager for their NDIS plan. Our team of compassionate clinicians extends their services to individuals in the greater Sydney, Brisbane, and Gold Coast regions.

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How do NDIS Assessments Help People Achieve Their Goals?

NDIS assessments play a pivotal role in empowering individuals to achieve their goals by taking a holistic approach to their lives, focusing on safety, independence, and overall well-being. Here’s how assessments provided by Vista Healthcare contribute to this:

  • Enhanced Home Safety: Vista Healthcare prioritises creating secure living environments, addressing safety concerns, and implementing necessary modifications like ramps and rails to ensure residents and visitors are safe within the premises.
  • Assistive Technology Solutions: We assist individuals in accessing both low and high-cost/risk assistive technology equipment, working with the NDIS for approval and funding, thereby improving their quality of life.
  • Promoting Community Access: Every individual deserves the right to access the community freely. Our clinicians support clients in various ways, including physical rehabilitation, prescribing mobility equipment, facilitating the use of public transport, and providing work/school support to help them achieve their community-related goals.
  • Future Planning: Our assessments identify existing risks and anticipate future needs, ensuring that NDIS plans are designed to cater appropriately to the patient’s requirements in their upcoming plan.
  • Building Daily Living Skills: Through therapeutic interventions, our skilled therapists empower individuals to enhance their daily living skills, ensuring tasks are performed with safety, independence, and dignity. Examples include fatigue management and upper limb rehabilitation.
  • Comprehensive Support Services: We go beyond assessments, ensuring our clients receive the appropriate allied healthcare, social support, leisure activities, and other essential services, ensuring a well-rounded approach to their overall well-being.

Ready to Work with Vista Healthcare?

Vista Healthcare is an Australian-owned company with senior Physios and OTs who have extensive experience providing assessments under the NDIS.

  • Our therapy and administration teams are well-versed with NDIS/NDIA processes, working with NDIS support coordinators and putting our client first
  • We are appropriately registered with the APA and AHPRA
  • Our staff hold current WWCC certifications
  • We are skilled at providing healthcare to people living with a disability

Our patients commend us for the passionate care we provide and the knowledge and enthusiasm our team brings to every case. Whether you’re just getting started with NDIS or you’re a current participant, we’re happy to assist with your individual needs.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Kristine Santos

Kind and Professional

Jacob from Vista Healthcare is a kind and professional occupational therapist. He has helped our son with ASD in being more independent and confident with his day-to-day living skills. Jacob is a great match for our son who is generally very selective on therapists that he would open and warm up to. Jacob is a credit to Vista Healthcare.

Mario Campo

Care and Compassion

Robina and her team have been providing in home Physio for my 91 year old mother for the past 18 months. The level of care and compassion is outstanding. They have navigated her needs during the pandemic with the utmost of professionalism, ensuring her mobility was not compromised and her health enhanced. The home visits take pressure off our family as balancing all her appointments, care and full time work is at times impossible. Knowing we can relax and not have to worry about her physio needs, provides great peace of mind. We cannot thank them all enough and have no hesitation in recommending the services.

Lauren Kent

Kind and Caring

I have worked alongside Robina and the Vista Healthcare Team for well over two years now and I can't praise them enough! They are kind, professional, caring and extremely knowledgeable in their field. It has been a pleasure working alongside them in taking care of the staff and residents at Fitzgerald Aged Care.

Steve and Sam

Highly Professional

I would just like to thank Robina for the very generous advice that she gave me yesterday. There most definitely was an opportunity for her company to take financial advantage of my situation however she displayed a highly professional and ethical standard and I valued her honest and genuine opinion. While we now have no need for her services (thanks to her advice), I would most certainly consider approaching Vista Healthcare in the future. Many thanks and best wishes.

Jenny Luke

Great Service

We have been using Vista Healthcare for a while and are very happy with the service they provide. Robina, the physio is amazing and we are so grateful for the work she has been doing with my husband.