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We are excited to be in the planning stages for our new Huntington’s disease campus in Piara Waters.

Brightwater Care Group has a long history of supporting people, and their families, with Huntington’s disease and we are building a purpose-built home for the people we care for in the southern suburb of Piara Waters. Brightwater Care Group currently provides support for people living with Huntington’s disease at Kailis House in Belmont for people in early stages of the disease and Ellison House in Carlisle for people in later stages of the disease.

Whilst these supported independent living sites have been wonderful in many ways for the clients and their families who have called them their home, we now have opportunity to use our learnings and the input of people with Huntington’s disease and their families to create a new home that is purpose-built to the needs of people with Huntington’s disease.

About the project

This new world class campus, is being purpose-built to the highest standards, to support people with Huntington’s disease and provide accommodation for 21 clients over 7 homes. Each home will be certified as a Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high needs. 

The residential campus will include 21 bedrooms and ensuites over seven houses with specialist assistive equipment and leading edge technology. Importantly, it will also include a sensory garden with zones for living, relaxing, engaging and socialising.

The additional design and care innovations will cost a total of $2.5 million and they are vital if Brightwater is to achieve its goal of providing world class care to those who deserve it most.

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Thank you for supporting our building appeal. Your generosity will help Brightwater fulfil our vision to develop a world class facility supporting people with Huntington's disease and their families.

Help Mark make a difference

Mark's Mission for Huntington's Disease

Following a severe stroke in 2014, Mark Elsing was once told he would never eat, walk or talk again.

After his successful world record challenge in 2021 of the longest distance travelled in a wheelchair with one arm, Mark is about to embark on another fitness challenge, pushing his endurance even further to raise funds for the place he credits for his life, Brightwater. On the eve of International Day of People with Disability 2022, December 2, Mark plans to travel 65km using a machine known as a grinder (an upper body ergometer). His goal is the equivalent of driving from Perth to Mandurah.

Marks Mission will raise funds for Brightwater Care Group's new Huntington's disease campus.   

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Your donations help fund these programs:

Life's Possibilities

Life's Possibilities is dedicated to opening up new opportunities for our clients by providing support for activities, outings, events, experiences or comfort that improves their socialisation and wellbeing.

This includes experiences that they’ve always dreamed of doing – it may be something as simple as attending a concert, swimming lessons, art classes or visiting the art gallery and museum. 

Donations could help provide plants and tools to create a simple garden, or equipment that makes daily life more comfortable and rewarding. Or, they could help overcome distance and practical obstacles by supporting clients to reunite with family who live far away. 

Life's Possibilities granted Lisa's wish to see Jimmy Barnes live. Read more here.

The Music Pharmacy

The Music Pharmacy gives aged care clients the chance to get involved in beneficial music programs, specifically tailored to their needs and preferences. This unique program uses evidence-based practice to link neuroscience, music therapy and psychology with music and social wellbeing.

Your generous gift will help cover the cost of instruments, equipment, music subscriptions and staff resources for thousands of Brightwater clients.

Learn more about The Music Pharmacy here.

Brightwater Research Centre

Your gift can also help support research initiatives through the Brightwater Research Centre.

Behind the scenes, our researchers make a difference to the lives of many. Their findings justify our investment in new ideas and technology, and pave the way for innovation in aged care and disability support.

This fund supports research projects that benefit our clients and the wider community. 

Learn more about the Brightwater Research Centre here.

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