About The Gums
The Gums is SACARE’s newest property for people who need high-quality health care, injury recovery and transitional services for the short, medium or long term – it sets a new standard in care for people living with disability. Offering stunning accommodation and multi-disciplinary therapy delivered by our skilled team of allied health professionals, The Gums enables its participants to live their best life.
Offering stunning accommodation and multi-disciplinary therapy delivered by our skilled team of allied health professionals, The Gums enables our participants to live their best life.
Our focus at The Gums is to help our participants progress and thrive, in a caring and compassionate environment.
Purpose-built, the property is set within a beautiful sensory garden and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. It is located in Salisbury, right beside the Para River, within walking distance to recreational and medical facilities.
The Gums includes 8 rooms dedicated to clients with high or complex care needs, and an additional 12 rooms for transitional participants with low to moderate care needs. These transitional rooms consist of 3, 2-person share rooms and 6 single rooms.
Who are The Gums clients?
The Gums is uniquely designed for people who need high-care and transitional services, helping them to progress to the next stage of their life.
Our clients at The Gums have wide-ranging injuries and conditions. These may include, but are not limited to;
- People with early-onset Huntington’s Disease
- Lower level spinal cord injuries (paraplegia), less complex neurological injuries i.e. ABI requiring supervision for ADL’s
- Autism spectrum disorder
- People with early stage progressive neuromuscular disease or dementia
- Severe neurological conditions i.e. high level spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke (CVA) and acquired brain injury (ABI)
- Muscular Dystrophies
- Complex amputations
- Clients with feeding tubes, respirators, complex seating and pressure care requirements
- Complex co-morbidities i.e. wounds (stable) and orthopaedic injuries
The Gums accommodates those who require various levels of care, others have needs that are highly dependent and complex, including people with respirators, feeding tubes, complex amputations and Muscular Dystrophies. Alongside this, we are also the only organisation that utilises the Ventilator Dependency Model.
Our aim at The Gums is to see our participants transition to the next stage of their life, which may be returning to work, living independently or more functional personal goals.
Our goal, always, is to help our participants succeed.
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