The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission has released a series of Practice Alerts for providers to help support people with disability. The alerts are in response to research undertaken by Dr Carmela Salomon and Professor Julian Trollor from the University of New South Wales.
One such alert provides guidance on supporting people with dysphagia. People with disability who have difficulty in swallowing are more likely to die from choking, respiratory illnesses or other health complications because of poor management of dysphagia.
The practice alert: Dysphagia, safe swallowing and mealtime management, explains the risks associated with dysphagia, how to support NDIS participants with dysphagia and obligations as an NDIS provider.
To access the practice alert go to: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/resources or Phone: 1800 035 544.