5 Reasons to Consider Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
Finding the right living situation can be tough for those with very high support needs, but Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) often provides the ideal option. This model of housing is designed for those with higher support requirements or functional impairments, and it offers many benefits that can help both those with high support needs and their loved ones.
Here are just five reasons to consider SDA.
1. Designed Around Special Needs
While standard housing options can be adapted for those with special needs, SDA is likely to go much further. Features such as sensory-responsive lighting and rooms designed around line-of-sight support can ensure that many kinds of physical, sensory and cognitive needs can be accommodated.
2. Round-the-Clock Care
Those with high support needs often require constant care, and that's just what SDA can provide. Part of that care will revolve around assistance with everyday tasks, such as getting dressed and preparing meals, but you'll also have the peace of mind that comes with knowing experienced carers are available 24/7 to provide assistance in emergencies.
3. Allows for Independence
Living a fully independent life is often impossible for those with high support needs, and yet some level of independence can still be achieved. SDA helps provide opportunities for people to take greater charge of their lives without losing out on vital support. Over time, assistance can allow for anything from performing housework to engaging in favoured activities without needing supervision.
4. Social Support
SDA is generally shared, so several residents will be living under the same roof. While private areas provide personal space, there will also be several communal areas, such as the kitchen and living room. This means residents can spend time with people who experience similar challenges and mindsets. As such, SDA provides a strong support network and helps avoid any feelings of social isolation.
5. Less Stress for Family Members
While family members are often willing to care for loved ones with high support needs, they may be unable to provide the right level of support and yet uncertain about letting their loved one live alone. SDA offers the perfect compromise. Family members will know their loved one is being cared for in accommodation that is tailored around their unique condition and needs. While visiting, they'll also be able to spend all their time with their loved one instead of having to take care of everyday tasks and household chores.
Reach out to a disability support services provider for more info.