Accommodation

Short Term Accommodation

Preparing for life at home after a spinal cord injury

Short Term Accommodation

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia recognises that transitioning to a home environment from a clinical rehabilitation setting is one of the biggest steps a person will make post injury. Our short term accommodation, in both Sydney and Perth, provides a real life modified home environment, giving the person with an injury and their family, the opportunity to become familiar with activities of daily living, identifying independence capabilities and potential home modification options.

All our accommodation is fitted with quality modifications, close to transport and in a relaxing setting that allows you to reconnect with family and friends as well as achieve your personal goals and build confidence for the future. SCIA’s short term accommodation is available to all clients with a spinal cord injury.

SCIA offers two short term accommodation packages

1. Transitional Skills Package

Our Peer & Family Support team, all with lived experience, are available to support you during this time.

SCIA understands that skills development does not end when you leave rehabilitation, and that not everyone will have the opportunity to use our Transitional Accommodation during rehabilitation. The accommodation is also available for people who wish to develop new skills in a community setting e.g. improving independence or moving out alone.

The package includes:

  • A personalised skills development timetable
  • SCIA organised care, if required
  • SCIA support worker for day activities (up to 3 hours a day)
  • Use of facilities (television, DVD’s, reading, gaming and other site specific facilities)
  • Formal debrief
  • Ongoing community peer support if desired

  • 2. Recharge Package

    For people who wish to recharge with family or friends in a modified relaxing environment.

    The package includes:

  • SCIA organised care, if required
  • Use of facilities (television, DVD’s, reading, gaming and other site specific facilities)
  • Ongoing community peer support if desired
  • Both packages have a minimum two night stay.

    Services and Costs

    SCIA’s short term accommodation is registered for use under the NDIS and the various life-time care and support agencies around Australia. You can pay for your stay in your plan. You can choose to organise your own care or we can organise care through our affiliated care companies, Alliance Community (Sydney) and At Home Care (Perth). *CHOICES Perth will be available from October 2019.

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    Sydney
    Perth

    Sydney Accommodation

    The apartment in Sydney is a 2 bedroom fully modified apartment with water views, situated in Little Bay.

    Accommodation Package Costs:

    Accommodation is calculated at a flat rate per booking. Up to 5 people can stay in the apartment at a time.

  • Skills Development Package – $482 per night*
  • Recharge Package – $398 per night *
  • People who have My Aged Care receive a 50% discount on both accommodation packages.
  • *minimum 2 night booking **Personal Care, if required, is provided by SCIA’s Care partner, Alliance Community and costs are outlined below.

    Personal Care: Hourly Rates:

  • Weekday – $56.68
  • Night (8pm – 12am) – $65.19
  • Saturday – $76.13
  • Sunday – $87.08
  • Public Holiday – $110.68
  • A SCIA team member will help you calculate your accommodation and personal care costs when you discuss your service / booking agreement.

    Features include:

  • Double bed with a choice of air or foam mattress
  • Two single beds
  • Cot available
  • Sofa bed
  • Hoist & portable hoist
  • Fully modified bathroom with en suite and high and low back commodes
  • Adjustable dining table
  • Accessible veranda with water views
  • BBQ
  • TV and Netflix
  • WiFi
  • Laundry
  • Recliner chair
  • Car space.

  • Perth Accommodation

    The house in Perth is a 3 bedroom fully modified home in Floreat.

    Accommodation Package Costs

    Accommodation is calculated at a flat rate per booking. Up to 5 people can stay in the house at a time.

  • Skills Development Package – $478 per night*
  • Recharge Package – $378 per night*
  • People who have My Aged Care receive a 50% discount on both accommodation packages.
  • *minimum 2 night booking **Personal Care, if required, is provided by SCIA’s care partner, At Home Care and costs are outlined below.

    Personal Care: Hourly Rates

    Minimum booking requirement of 2 hours personal care at a time.

  • Weekday – $57.15
  • Night (8pm – 12am) – $63.06
  • Overnight (12am – 6am) – $64.24
  • Saturday – $78.63
  • Sunday – $102.23
  • Public Holiday – $127.97
  • A SCIA team member will help you calculate your accommodation and personal care costs when you discuss your service / booking agreement.

    Features include:

  • Double bed with a choice of air or foam mattress
  • Two single beds
  • Cot available
  • Sofa bed
  • Accessible pool with hoist
  • NeuroMoves exercise equipment (available subject to consultation with OT)
  • Hoist & portable hoist
  • Fully modified bathroom with en suite and high and low back commodes
  • Adjustable dining table
  • BBQ
  • TV and Netflix
  • WiFi
  • Laundry.

  • Benefits and Outcomes

    Both of the Accommodation packages offer a relaxing, safe and real-life environment to assess capabilities and needs.

    Additionally the Transition Skills Package can assist people to understand possibilities and opportunities, potential levels of self-management and care needs and how this can work in a home environment. By connecting with an SCIA Peer, participants can develop social confidence and improve adjustment and well-being.

    How to Book

    To make an enquiry about the accommodation, please complete the online application form. A team member will respond to your enquiry within three working days to discuss availability and booking procedures. SCIA’s short term accommodation is available through the NDIS, iCare and other insurance plans and a service / booking agreement is required. If you have a Transition Skills Package a Peer and Family Support Coordinator will also work with you to develop your personalised skills development timetable.

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