Disability Accommodation for People Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

Vertika provides Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) for people living with a Spinal Cord Injury.
Choose to live independently or with loved ones in one of our purpose-built apartments in Blacktown, Guildford, Liverpool, and Merrylands. With 24/7 on-site care and premium fit-outs, Vertika provides solutions for people with varying high physical care needs.
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Merrylands NSW 2160

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Custom-built SDA apartments with families in mind. Your new suburban home awaits.
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Liverpool NSW 2170

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Enjoy ultra-modern furnishings in our brand new High Physical Support (HPS) SDA apartments.
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Liverpool NSW 2170

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Ensuring freedoms are maintained in a supportive and open SDA environment.
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Liverpool NSW 2170

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Built to provide people with the freedom to move around their space as independently as possible.
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Guildford NSW 2161

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Your own peaceful apartment in a supported transitional village setup.
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Wollongong NSW 2500

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Enjoy the freedom to move around your space as independently as possible in modern units co-designed with you.
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Specialist Disability Accommodation for People Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

Don’t let living with a disability dictate your days – find an environment that brings out the best in you.  Vertika’s next-generation SDA homes are tailored to the needs of people living with a Spinal Cord Injury, empowering you to maintain your independence within a nurturing environment. Choose your ideal location and connect with a vibrant community that celebrates your individuality – all while getting the support you need to thrive.

Understanding Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

SDA is a type of supported housing funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It's designed to meet the specific needs of people living with disabilities, including a Spinal Cord Injury, ensuring their homes are accessible and promote greater independence.

SDA Design Categories

People living with disabilities will have a range of needs that their SDA home needs to meet. To ensure a perfect fit, SDA comes in different design categories:
  • Improved Liveability: This category features design elements that enhance everyday life for people living with mild to moderate mobility limitations. Think wider doorways, grab rails in bathrooms, and improved lighting.
  • High Physical Support: This category is designed for people who require extensive assistance. It provides features like ceiling hoists, fully accessible showers, and wider turning circles for wheelchairs.
If you’re searching for an Improved Liveability or High Physical Support home, Vertika offers a wide range of high-quality accommodation options for both of these SDA categories.

Benefits of SDA for People Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

An SDA home offers a multitude of benefits for people living with a Spinal Cord Injury, including:
  • Enhanced Safety: With features like wider doorways, grab bars in bathrooms, and ramps, your home becomes a safer environment, minimising the risk of falls and injuries.
  • Increased Independence: Accessible design elements and the potential for in-home support empower you to maintain control over your daily activities for as long as possible.
  • Reduced Stress: Knowing you have a safe and supportive environment can significantly alleviate stress for both you and your loved ones.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Focus on enjoying life to the fullest with a comfortable and accessible space designed to meet your specific needs.

Unique SDA Features for People Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

When searching for an SDA home, consider features that can make a tangible difference in your daily life:
  • Accessibility Features: Look for wider doorways, grab bars in bathrooms and hallways, ramps where necessary, and accessible showers with grab rails and a shower seat.
  • Assistive Technology: Explore the possibility of incorporating smart home features to control lighting and temperature. You might benefit from having adjustable cooker tops and kitchen surfaces. These details can be particularly helpful as your condition progresses.
  • Open Floor Plans: Open floor plans allow for easier movement throughout the home, reducing the risk of bumping into furniture or encountering narrow spaces.
  • Custom Fixtures: Depending on your specific needs, consider features like adjustable height benches in kitchens and bathrooms, hoists for transfers, and accessible laundry facilities.

Important Considerations When Choosing SDA Housing

Finding the right SDA home goes beyond just accessibility features. Here are some additional factors to consider:
  • Location: Choose a location close to amenities and support services you may need to access regularly. This could include healthcare providers, shops, public transport, and social activities. It may also be important that you are close to family.
  • Support Needs: Think about the level of support you require currently and how it might change in the future. Will you need assistance with daily tasks like showering, dressing, or preparing meals? Ensure the potential for Supported Independent Living (SIL) is available if needed.
  • Design Features: Make sure the property has the accessibility features that best suit your needs. Don't hesitate to ask questions and ensure the features are adequate for your current and potential future requirements.
  • Budget: Understand your NDIS funding allocation for SDA housing and choose a property that aligns with your budget. Vertika can help you navigate the financial aspects of securing an SDA home.
Vertika’s team of friendly experts are here to guide you through every step of your SDA journey. We’ll help you find an SDA home that’s tailored to your needs exactly, so you can live life the way you want to.

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