The Calvary Health Care Bethlehem NDIS Service
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is a registered NDIS service in the bayside suburb of Parkdale, supporting people with progressive neurological diseases across Victoria to live well and achieve their goals.
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is a not-for-profit health service that provides specialist palliative care and a Statewide Progressive Neurological Service and we are a registered NDIS Provider.
We have over 30 years’ experience and expertise working with people with less common progressive neurological conditions, including, but not limited to, Motor Neurone Disease and Huntington’s Disease and we are passionate about the work we do.
We are here to help patients and their families to navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to ensure you receive appropriate supports to enable you to achieve your goals.
We are here to help if you need:
Assessment and selection of aids and equipment (Assistive Technology)
Assessment for home or vehicle passenger modifications
Assessment for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
Swallowing, diet and home enteral nutrition (HEN) support
Support with communication
Specialist Behavioural support
Counselling related to your disability
Training in the use of Assistive Technology and other new skills
Family and carer education and training
Ask us how we can work together to achieve your goal
Call us: (03) 9834 9358 or email: BethlehemNDIS@calvarycare.org.au and ask for our NDIS Coordinator.
Our NDIS Team are very experienced and skilled at being able to navigate your care. Our expert team comprises:
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Pathologists
- Clinical Psychologists
- Music Therapists
Our NDIS Provider Service caters to the needs of both participants and providers
- Advice based on an understanding of the progressive nature of your condition
- A team approach – working with you, your family and other health and service providers to achieve your NDIS goals
- Services in your home or community
- A range of communication options
- Education and training on the management of people with progressive neurological diseases
- Consultations to support local NDIS providers
NDIS Code of Conduct
NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website
Speak up brochure – making a complaint about a provider to the Quality and Safeguards Commission Speak up campaign
NDIS – Make it known, make it better – campaign resources
Calvary Privacy brochure
Calvary patient rights brochure
Emergency and Disaster management handout
Bethlehem patient Tu spent several months in hospital following her diagnosis with Motor neurone disease (MND) in 2020. During that time she was supported by the Bethlehem NDIS Provider Service, a multidisciplinary team of therapists who worked with Tu, her family, MND Victoria and NDIS support workers to oversee her transition from hospital into specialist disability accommodation.
This involved setting up suitable assistive technology, providing training to the support workers on how to best help her with her everyday activities, and ensuring she had access to an appropriate level of NDIS funding for her supports through the provision of thorough assessment reports.
Since the move 18 months ago, regular visits have continued to address Tu’s changing function and needs. These have included continuing to educate support workers as her routine and positioning needs change. Tu has also had regular support to help her to continue to communicate and maintain her connection with her family through special software and an Eye-gaze camera which allows hands-free access to the computer. This type of set up requires regular specialist support from the Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist to ensure it is customised for Tu’s needs and that the support workers are also trained in how to help her to use it.
Tu uses her Eyegaze communication system all day every day and says she can’t live without it!