Finding Disabled Accommodation That’s Right For You

Determining which disabled accommodation is best for you or a participant can be tricky, but it is an important step in the process of going away and taking a break. We take a look at some of the essential attributes that make accommodations disability-friendly so that you know what to look for when finding the right place for you or your participant.

What makes accommodation ‘disabled’-friendly?

There are many disabled accommodations in Victoria. Key aspects that determine a disabled-friendly accommodation includes but is not limited to:

  • Adjustable/grab bars. They’re safety devices designed to enable a person to maintain balance, lessen fatigue while standing, hold some of their weight while maneuvering or have something to grab onto in case of a slip or fall.
  • Step-free access to rooms. These can have ramps or lifts, or a combination of both so that a person doesn’t need to move between platforms.
  • Accessible toilet seat. It’s specifically designed to provide space for wheelchair access and assistance.
  • Step-free shower. Allows people to get in and out of a shower without going over a step.
  • Shower chair. This allows anyone with decreased balance, physical strength or mobility difficulties to shower safely and independently while sitting.

What are the factors to consider before choosing a disabled accommodation?

Before booking disabled accommodation – go through the checklist of everything that you or your participant would need for a short stay vacation, whether that be:

  • Is it funded by the NDIS? If you are eligible for the NDIS, disabled accommodation may be covered under your plan.
  • Do they have staff/carers that can help the participant? If you or your participant needs extra care, make sure there is enough support available.
  • Do they have activities available that relate to mine/the participant’s interests? Make sure the accommodation offers related activities that will help you or the participant relax and have fun.
  • Can pets come? At Second Home, there is a dog run and cage in place, so there’s the opportunity to bring pets along.

What activities and amenities are available at a disabled accommodation?

Disabled accommodations should offer similar services and amenities to other accommodations. When picking which accommodation is right for you or your participant, make sure to check over the amenities that providers offer so you or your participant can make the most out of their stay. Amenities that can be included (but are not limited to) in disabled accommodation are:

Retreat for people with disability
  • Gym
  • 24-services
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dryer
  • Washing machine
  • T.V.
  • WiFi
  • Food service

Of course, some people will choose an accommodation to disconnect from it all. In that case, places like Second Home, a disabled accommodation in Melbourne, offers mostly outdoor and social activities to keep their participants occupied and entertained.

For Quality Disability Support Services From An NDIS Provider That Cares, Contact Second Home Today

At Second Home, we’re dedicated to providing all of our guests with individualised support and disability services tailored to their specific needs. We understand that, at times, everyone forgets just to take a minute to breathe, which is why we have created a safe haven for people with disabilities to come and just take a load off. So if you and your loved one are looking for disability support services in Melbourne by compassionate NDIS providers, look no further than Second Home, your supportive home away from home.