With the introduction of the NDIS to adults in South Australia, Novita has been able to expand its service offerings beyond kids and teens.
Novita kids often start with us at a very young age and come to think of us as their extended family. Novita’s dedicated staff are delighted to keep supporting you as you grow into adulthood, as well as supporting adults entirely new to Novita.
How can we support you?
Novita offers services to adults with disabilities that were identified during childhood, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder, and adults with acquired disabilities, including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and acquired brain injury. Novita’s services for adults are across the following main areas: Assistive Technology, Therapy, Community Inclusion, including Day Options and Recreation groups, In-Home Support and Supported Independent Living.
Key services include:
Novita’s Assistive Technology Service can provide information to support the selection and use of equipment including wheelchairs, equipment for Activities of Daily Living (e.g. showering, sleeping and dressing), home modification, communication systems, computer access and home automation.
Novita also has a Seating and Mobility team who make custom and complex seating and equipment modifications to a range of equipment including wheelchairs, beds, walkers and shower chairs.
Orthotic services are also available for our adult clients from our experienced team.
Some adults may be eligible for State Government Funding for consultative Assistive Technology Services in the areas of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Computer Access Technology (CAT) and Environmental Control Systems (ECS) through the ACTS Service.
Our Day Options Programs run five days per week, 48 weeks per year in suitable premises for supporting people with disabilities aged over 18 years with a diverse range of needs. Our programs are designed around individual goals and participants’ desired outcomes.
We emphasise involvement with, and contribution to local community. Each participant in our Day Options Programs is required to pay a daily activity fee.
Our In-Home Support service operate up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support people with disability, with a diverse range of needs. Clients can access the amount of service that meets their individual needs and funding.
Each service is delivered according to individual goals and desired outcomes, over a given timeframe. Typical In-Home Supports include, but are not limited to:
• Domestic support
• Personal care
Please enquire about how we can assist you to at your home or to access your community by calling or visiting our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.
Supported Independent Living
Our disability support workers are available 24/7 for home-based assistance. We can also assist for shorter times according to your needs.
Our therapists are able to prescribe home modifications, equipment and technologies to assist easier independent living.
We also support transitions to independent living through our daily living skills development programs and through our counselling services.
Please enquire about how we can assist you to live in your community by calling our friendly team on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) or visit our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.