Humans are social beings that’s why interaction with other people is important. This is even more true for the people who fall under elderly and disabled care.
In this post, Auslife Disability care, an NDIS-Accredited leading disability service provider, discusses what social and community participation activities are and how this is important in elderly home care and disabled care.
What Is Community Participation?
Community participation is the involvement of people in different activities of the community. All participants of a support service provider should be willing to join this. They can choose different community activities according to their interest, their disability-related needs and their personal goals.
What Are the Benefits?
Community participation plays a great role in developing the participant’s personality and skills. It can be the key towards more opportunities, bigger groups of friends and reaching important milestones in life.
It Helps in Boosting Self Confidence
The elderly and disabled are normally ostracized. Through social and community participation, they can build better self confidence by letting them be part of group activities.
Can Reduce Longer-Term Support
It has been proven that community participation improves the well being of participants. This can lower the length of time for long-term support for elderly and disabled.
Improves Behavior of People With Disabilities
Help People Interact Independently Without Relying Too Much on Support
Activities like these help participants be more independent as they do the activities without the need for individual support.
What Are Community Participation Examples?
The NDIS may provide funding for support workers to help you with/in:
- See a movie/concerts
- Join a social group
- Attend personal development course
- Learn new skills, hobby, and craft courses
- Participate in sports clubs
- Go to community events
If you need assistance with social and community participation, Auslife Disability Care is the best choice for you. We aim to make the journey of the elderly and disabled in Australia a meaningful one. We take part in the design and delivery of personal care of our patients. Our services are well-designed to tailor fit in the individual needs of our clients. If you wish to know more how we can help you, you can contact us anytime or visit our location.