What should I bring with me to an STA or respite accommodation

Bring personal identification, essential medications, comfortable clothing, personal hygiene items, favorite comfort objects, entertainment devices, and any special dietary items when staying at Goal Focus Support Services’ STA or respite accommodations on the Gold Coast.

What should I bring with me to an STA or respite accommodation - Respite Services Gold Coast

What should I bring with me to an STA or respite accommodation

Respite Accommodation, Gold Coast, What You Need To Know!

When preparing for a stay at a Short Term Accommodation (STA) or respite facility with Goal Focus Support Services on the Gold Coast, it’s essential to pack not only for comfort but also for your individual needs to ensure a pleasant and stress-free experience. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you prepare for your stay.

Personal Identification and Documentation: Firstly, bring any necessary identification and medical documents. This includes photo ID, Medicare card, health insurance information, and a list of emergency contacts. It’s also helpful to carry a summary of your medical history and any current care plans that are in place. These documents are vital for staff to provide personalised and informed care.

Medications and Health Supplies: Pack all medications in their original containers, along with a current medication list and dosing schedule. Include any necessary medical equipment or supplies you regularly use, like glucose monitors, CPAP machines, or mobility aids.

Clothing and Personal Items: Choose comfortable clothing appropriate for the season and bring enough to last for the duration of your stay. Remember to include sleepwear, underwear, and socks. Consider also the variety of activities you may engage in and pack accordingly, such as swimwear if there’s a pool or appropriate attire for a special event. Don’t forget essential personal items like glasses, hearing aids, or dentures, along with their respective cleaning solutions and containers.

Toiletries: Though some basics might be provided, you’ll feel most comfortable with your own toiletries, including a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, skincare products, and any other personal hygiene items you use daily.

Comfort Items: Personal comfort items can make your stay more pleasant. This might include your own pillow, a favourite blanket, photos of loved ones, or a cherished book. Such items can provide a sense of familiarity and ease the transition into the respite care environment.

Entertainment and Technology: You may want to bring books, puzzles, a tablet, or a laptop to keep yourself entertained. Ensure you also pack chargers for any electronic devices. STA and respite facilities like Goal Focus often have Wi-Fi, but check ahead to be certain.

Financial Items: Carry a small amount of cash, a debit card, or a credit card for incidental expenses or outings that may not be included in the STA or respite service.

Specialised Items: If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, discuss these with the facility beforehand, but also consider bringing any special snacks or supplements you regularly consume.

Goal Focus Support Services is committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible. To personalise your care, they may also provide a checklist of items to bring, which can be a useful preparation tool. Remember, the aim of your stay is not just to receive care but to enjoy a refreshing change of scenery on the beautiful Gold Coast, so pack with both care needs and leisure in mind.

Our Client Stories

Stephen Eaton
Stephen Eaton
2022-09-24
I’ve been with Goal Focus Support Services for pretty much all of my NDIS life and they have helped, supported me with so much from the personal front, helped with getting to all my appointments plus assisted with getting things in my life that has made things more livable. I also didn’t really get out of the house much, having Donna and her team with me on a daily basis for over 2 years has allowed me a more enriched life of being able to get out of the house daily, catch up with friends regularly which has enabled me to expand my circle of friends as well as new activities that I am now doing weekly. Amazing provider!!!
Axa Tay
Axa Tay
2022-09-22
The place looks amazing and fun for any child with a disability. It's in a nice location. I could tell as soon as we walked into Goal Focus STA that my son felt comfortable & loves the place but his seperation anxiety probably stops him from doing most things that he would usually do at home but I can not thank all the staff, especially Donna for being so understanding of my son Taylens needs aswell as being such a huge help whilst I was in getting surgery done. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/10 😁
Sevens
Sevens
2022-09-14
Amazing setup and well presented. Welcoming staff that have a great vision for their clients.
Tania Tongia
Tania Tongia
2022-09-12
I love how this awesome place caters for children of all needs. The play area is vibrant and inviting. The rooms are equipped with hospital like hi and low beds. There is a teens games room in the garage with great games to entertain anyone. Accessible bathroom for wheelchairs and entire house is set up for the comfort of those who come for a stay. Would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for respite for their children. Friendly and experienced staff with a boss who is absolutely wonderful to work with. Donna has put a lot of hard work and thought into creating this house for children to feel at home when they come to stay and equipped with all things to support and regulate their emotional needs. Have not seen anything like this before. Highly recommend that you come and have a tour.
Hasan M
Hasan M
2022-09-08
Excellent respite care service provider. Donna and her team go the extra mile for their clients. Their respite accommodation premises are thoughtfully designed and maintained. Great job guys!

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