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Between Hospital and Home: The Gums

Located in Adelaide’s Northern Suburb, Salisbury, The Gums is SACARE’s most impressive accommodation to date. Completed in 2019, the accommodation has been designed to provide a complex healthcare solution to get participants out of hospital quicker. 

As SACARE’s accommodations are renowned for their exceptional amenities and modern design, it’s hard to believe just one can surpass the rest.  But with a rehabilitation gym, hydrotherapy pool, sensory garden, and an allied health team all located on one stunning premises; The Gums covers all bases for a strong rehabilitation and enviable lifestyle.

The Gums is unique from the other SACARE properties, as it has been specifically designed to support a participant’s path back into the community and their own home. The Gums offers short, medium and long-term accommodation options dependent on the participant’s needs.

In the most basic sense, The Gums is the next step after hospital on the rehabilitation journey for somebody with an acquired disability, or similar. From here a structured support and rehabilitation plan is developed with the ultimate goal, to have the participant confidently re-join their community. Once a participant has begun their transition home, they will still have access to the full suite of SACARE services including community support workers and continued access to the SACARE Allied health team and facilities.

The Gums itself includes eight rooms dedicated to clients with high or complex care needs, and an additional 12 rooms for transitional participants with low to moderate care needs. 

The Gums amenities are elevated with the inclusion of the on-site clinical and Allied Health team. All coming under the umbrella of SACARE’s THRIVE Therapeutic Services at The Gums you will find, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Clinical Nursing. SACARE are also happy to work with participants to include their award winning ‘THRIVE Peer-goal mentoring’ service. This is a unique therapeutic service which works towards a participant’s life and functional goals by doing activities they love and enjoy.

Want to learn more about The Gums?  Contact our team today!