Why Short Term Accommodation Is The Best Respite

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There’s a reason why short term accommodation is the best respite. It’s because STA is not “just” respite, it’s fully supported respite.

And just for the record, STA is short for…you guessed it…short term accommodation.

The name change came about because the word “respite” wasn’t descriptive enough. Short term accommodation is much more than just having a break, or getting away from the daily rigours of life. It IS about all that, but it’s so much more.

It’s about having a place to go to where not only can you have a break, but you can get the full support you need to truly re-charge your batteries.

The process of respiote has come a long way from the days when you would go to a respite centre and almost have nothing to do all day. Many centres didn’t have the facilities or the staff to look after people’s needs properly.

Short term accommodation on the other hand, is the complete opposite. It might be a bit of a stretch to say it’s a holiday, but when you have dedicated people to support you, it certainly becomes a lot more interesting and fun than just going to another location to get away from your current one.

Main image: Sapphire Support short term accommodation building in Cotton Tree.

Various Short term accommodation options can include both individual locations and shared accommodation locations.

Shared accommodation can be on a ratio of 1 person to 2, 3 or 4 depending on where the actual building is located, the needs of the client and the layout and features of the building itself.

For example, the building shown in the main image above, is an individual living option and is perfect for someone who can do most things for themselves but might need a touch of support here and there to help them through the day.

It’s also perfectly located to shops, the beach and right across the road from the library!

Why Short Term Accommodation Is The Best Respite
CWA Unit – Cotton Tree

Individual Short Term Accommodation.

The pros and cons of individual short term accommodation.

The main benefit of having a place to yourself is the freedom. If you’ve been sharing with someone and things have become a bit difficult, then it’s great to get away for some “alone time” for a while.

The downside of course, is that you may need some help from time-to-time to get about during the day or to help with some of your daily tasks. 

This is an area that Sapphire specialises in.

Sapphire’s support staff work closely with you to tailor a schedule of support that works both for your independence and for your freedom to live as you please.

Maybe it’s a simple visit each day to help you with a specific task or to see how you are going. Maybe it’s something more in-depth such as assistance with meal preparation or cleaning tasks.

Whatever the case, Sapphire will work with you to design the best or most practical approach to acheive your goals and satisfy your needs.

Why Short Term Accommodation Is The Best Respite BBQing In The Backyard
Enjoying a BBQ in the backyard

Why Short Term Accommodation is the Best Respite.

It’s more fun when there’s more than one.

As you can see from the image above, when you can spend time with people who want the same things that you do, the whole notion of respite takes on a completely different meaning.

If you’re not sure what the NDIS covers with short term accommodation, click here to find out more.

As we said earlier, sometimes you just need a break, so a short stay away from your current location can acheive a number of things such as:

give yourself and your current support people a break
give you the chance to try new things and go to new places and
give you the opportunity to meet new people and make friends

Call us on 1300 881 884 to find out more.

Sapphire Support’s Short Term Accommodation Respite In Noosa.

Sapphire Support has a beautiful property in the Noosa hinterland that is ideal for shared short term accommodation. Watch the video below to learn more.


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