Short Term Accommodation
Preparing for life at home after a spinal cord injury
Short Term Accommodation in Perth
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 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.
This 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. Click on the gallery to view photographs.
SCIA’s short and medium term accommodation is available to all clients with a spinal cord injury.
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 company At Home Care.
The house in Perth is a 4 bedroom fully modified home in Floreat. Click on the gallery to view photographs.
Accommodation Package Costs
Accommodation is calculated at a flat rate per booking. Up to 8 people can stay in the house at a time for maximum 90 days.
- Skills Development Package – $478 per night*
- Recharge Package – $435 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. Please visit their website for rates.
- Double bed – adjustable
- Two doubles (not adjustable)
- Trundle bed (two singles)
- Cot available
- The facility to accommodate pets
- Accessible pool with hoist
- NeuroMoves exercise equipment (available subject to consultation with OT)
- Ceiling hoist & portable hoist
- Fully modified bathroom with en suite and high and low back commodes
- Adjustable dining table
- TV and Netflix
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:
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.
100% of respondents told us that having someone with lived experience meet them on check in helped.
[SCIA Impact Survey 2022]
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.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“We had a beautiful time. The house was both lovely and comfortable, catering to my every need. It gave us a great opportunity to reconnect with our son, daughter in law and grandchildren.”
Gary – Perth, WA
Benefits and Outcomes
The accommodation package offers 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 a SCIA Peer, participants can develop social confidence and improve adjustment and well-being.