We are proud to be able to provide and support the following initiatives:
- Paraplegic Benefit Fund Peer Support Program
- Saba Rose Button Foundation RehabME Program
- Family Care Packages
- Wheelchair Rugby WA and Powerchair Football Association of WA
- Spinal Care Injuries Australia (SCIA) Transition House
- Charity and Fundraising Initiatives
PBF Peer Support Program
The PBF Peer Support team are paraplegic or quadriplegic members of the community who provide in-hospital support to people who have recently sustained a spinal cord injury.
At Home Care has worked closely with PBF for a number of years and have seen and heard first-hand how instrumental this program can be in the lives of those who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Having access to a support person who has been in the same situation while navigating the initial weeks and months following injury is invaluable and At Home Care is delighted to be the major sponsor of this vital program.
Click here for more information on The PBF Peer Support Program.
Saba Rose Button Foundation RehabME Program
Every year, At Home Care sponsor a “Focus Star” through the Saba Rose Button Foundation rehabME program. This sponsorship enables a child with complex care needs to access intensive physiotherapy blocks (every day for three weeks, multiple times per year) and be provided with in home care and nursing support or specialised equipment they may need over the year.
It has been an honour to watch our most recent Focus Stars – Scarlett Whitmore and Taj Deluca – participate in the RehabMe Intensive Collective and progress towards their goals. Our team are there every step of the way to celebrate all the new skills and milestones our Focus Stars reach, and to support them with the challenges that they face. The in home care we provide has allowed the families regular respite and it is a joy to watch the close relationships Scarlett and Taj have developed with our care team.
We are looking forward to getting to know our current Focus Star, Nate, and can’t wait to be there for his journey over the next 12 months!
Watch the story of Taj, one of our amazing Focus Stars, below…
Click here for more information on the Saba Rose Button Foundation, rehabME program.
Family Care Packages
Through the Saba Rose Button Foundation, At Home Care donates care and respite support to families when required. This support can take many and varied forms. Sometimes a family may need an in-home nurse or carer for a period of time or respite, or a couple may need a ‘date night’ out whilst a nurse or carer is provided at no cost to the family.
We believe that a care service such as this is invaluable and helps keep families strong.
Click here for more information on accessing this complimentary service.
Wheelchair Rugby WA
At Home Care is proud to sponsor Wheelchair Rugby WA, including the local WA program and the West Coast Enforcers state representative team. The group trains at Herb Graham Recreation Centre and is always looking for new members to join the club.
Interested in trying Wheelchair Rugby? Call Wheelchair Sports WA on 6143 5800, visit them on Facebook, or just go on down to their next session!
WA Powerchair Football Association
At Home Care is proud to sponsor the WA Powerchair Football Association. Powerchair Football is a modified version of the world game (soccer) designed to suit electric wheelchairs which many people use for daily life. Training is held every Sunday morning at Loftus Recreation Centre and they welcome people of all ages, genders and disabilities.
Head down to Loftus Recreation Centre to watch a game or for more information visit the Powerchair Football WA website.
SCIA Transition House
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) offer short term accommodation in their beautiful fully accessible home. Located in Floreat and within close proximity to the shopping centre, eateries, and Herdsman Lake parklands, the transition house can prepare you for life at home following a spinal cord injury, and offers respite and temporary accommodation in a modified home environment.
Click here for more information and details on how to book.
Ongoing support of Charity and Fundraising Initiatives
In addition to the initiatives above, At Home Care regularly supports and sponsors charity and fundraising events held throughout the year.
Recent sponsorships have included; Mighty Mike’s Gala, Saba Rose Button Foundation Ball, Marc’s Quiz Night, Spinal Chatters and Corporate Supporter of International Day of People with a Disability.
We understand how much work goes into developing and organising events such as these and how important they are in raising both awareness of disability and valuable funds to help loved ones receive the best possible opportunities, care and equipment.
Complimentary Wheelchair Van Hire
We offer complimentary use of our own wheelchair accessible van to enable anyone with a disability to access the community. The van is safe to drive with a C Class (regular) license so you just need a driver, usually a family member or friend, and we provide the van with no hire fee and a demonstration on how to use the wheelchair hoist and restraints.
Click here for more information and details on how to book this free service.