Community Nursing and HDIS

High-Intensity Daily Personal Activities

There are two levels of supports for people requiring assistance with daily activities: Standard and Higher Intensity. High-Intensity Supports are where specialised, more skilled or experienced support workers may be required to deliver support to some participants who need it.

Three levels characterise the Higher Intensity Supports – all based on the skill and qualifications of the staff members used to deliver supports to participants, allowing for these additional costs for some 1:1 supports.

A higher intensity support may be paid where a participant requires assistance from a support worker with additional qualifications and experience relevant to the participant’s complex needs. For example, when:


  • Frequent (at least 1 instance per shift) assistance is required to manage challenging behaviours that require intensive positive behaviour support and/or
  • Continual active support is required due to high medical support needs (such as unstable seizure activity or respiratory support.
  • Supporting individuals who require rigorous attention to health management, medical, behaviour support, or a combination of all three is included in high intensity supports.


Dependable Care DRPS is a registered High-Intensity Support provider:

Dependable Care DRPS specialises in High Intensity support for personal care and community participation. As a registered provider of High-Intensity support services, our workforce has competent skills to provide support under clinical guidance from our team:


  • Complex Bowel Care
  • Enteral Feeding and Management, including PEG feeding
  • Severe dysphagia management
  • Diabetes Management and Subcutaneous Injections
  • Urinary Catheter Management
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Ventilator Management
  • Complex Wound Management


We have qualified and experienced Registered Nurses on our support staff that can provide these services and support workers that have had additional training from our Registered Nurse (RN) and have been assessed to deliver the support. This safeguards participants as the staff can skilfully perform clinician tasks within a community setting and have the knowledge, skills, and experience to escalate any clinical situations required to promote positive health outcomes for our participants. Dependable Care DRPS provides in-house, personalised training for our support staff, and we encourage participants, their care team of support and stakeholders to be involved in this process wherever possible.


Our Community Nurses can offer the following services:


  • Medication management
  • Personal care assistance
  • Showering
  • Support attending appointments
  • Challenging behaviour support
  • Post-operative care
  • Assist with rehabilitation
  • General well-being check
  • General well-being check
  • Accompanied holidays
  • Mobility and transfer assistance
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Care after a hospital stay
  • Palliative support
  • Respiratory support
  • Catheter care and management
  • Pressure and complex wound care
  • Diabetes management
  • Overnight care
  • Monitoring of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and blood sugar levels
  • PEG feeding
  • IV antibiotic administration
  • Complex bowel and Stoma care
  • Cannulation



Dependable care DRPS provides community nursing care to participants with complex medical and physical needs. We endeavour to meet your clinical and personal needs so that you can continue to lead a stable, independent, and healthy lifestyle in the comfort of your home environment. Our team of experienced registered nurses will provide these care services to meet your personal and health needs. Dependable Care DRPS has diversely skilled nurses who can care for participants of different ethnic and religious backgrounds.

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