Ageing, Disability & Home Care

Degenerative neurological conditions

ADHC provides funding to the non-government sector to deliver direct support and care to people with an intellectual, physical, sensory and neurological disability, and acquired brain injury in NSW.

Degenerative neurological conditions can include Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders (such as Muscular Dystrophy), Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. People with degenerative neurological conditions may require a range of supports to be able live independently in the community, including:

ADHC funds a number of non-government organisations to provide information and referral, case management and brokerage for specialised interventions, in-home and accommodation support and community participation for people with degenerative neurological conditions.

Motor Neurone Disease information and training resources

The MND Aware e-learning training sessions have been developed for front line staff, working with people living with motor neurone disease. To find this resource go to the MND Care website.

The e-learning sessions have been specifically developed for home and community care workers, intake, information and referral officers, case managers, health and residential care workers. This training was developed by MNDNSW and funded by Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

The MND Training resources are located on the MND Care website. This website is a useful resource for health and community care professionals involved in motor neurone disease care and support.

Neuromuscular Disorders information and training resources

In NSW, there are approximately 7,000 people affected with over 40 different neuromuscular disorders (NMD). Most of these are degenerative conditions, some starting in childhood and involve loss of muscle strength over time.

The Muscular Dystrophy NSW (MDNSW) has developed e- learning training, Understanding MND. The aim of the training is to provide frontline staff who work with people with NMDawareness of NMD and the impact of NMDs on the lives of individuals and families.

The MND Training resources are located on Muscular Dystrophy of NSW website at www.mdnsw.org.au

For more information on how to find services

For further information about services for people with degenerative neurological conditions, please contact FACS at your local district.

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