Respite and Transition Services
disAbility Living is able to provide short to medium term transitional accommodation in our Western Region properties. These homes have been extensively modified and refurbished to provide homely and welcoming shared living arrangements for individuals with varying levels of physical and intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injury. Our Transitional Service is available to adults aged 18 - 65 years.
We use a person centred approach to foster a stable and secure environment and actively support each person to maximise their independence and plan their future with the support of their family and other stakeholders.
The key factors of the Transitional Accommodation Service Model are:
- The provision of short term accommodation in a comfortable and stable environment which can accommodate the needs of individuals requiring high support and wheelchair access.
- The provision of intensive support with skilled and experienced staff and allied health professionals with a view to increasing independence and reducing support requirements.
- Psycho-social rehabilitation; supporting individuals to alleviate anxiety and accept injuries or conditions which may hinder recovery or wellbeing.
- Ongoing assessment, clearly articulating progress and identifying areas for further development.
- Fostering and strengthening existing relationships with family and friends and natural supports.
- Support for individuals to engage with the local community, allied health professionals and linking with existing community supports.
- Regular liaison and communication with key stakeholders regarding service outcomes.
- The identification of longer term support requirements and recommendations regarding future community based accommodation options.
Research has shown that using respite has a number of benefits for both the person with a disability and their carers. The most consistently reported finding is that respite care has positive effects on family functioning including parents and carers being able to spend time with other children, increased participation in social activities and decreased stress on family relationships.
disAbility Living provides a welcoming and homely environment for planned and emergency respite options for adults over 18 years of age. Our skilled staff work closely with the person and their family to plan community based activities and tailored support ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable break for everyone.
Key features of our adult respite service are:
- Our person centred approach
- Empowering people to build their own support networks and make formal and informal links that connect them to the broader community
- Ensuring the type of support is guided by the choices and decisions of individuals, families and carers
- Flexible and responsive services that meet changing needs of individuals, families and carers with the right level of support provided when it is needed.
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