What is Huntington's Disease?
Huntington’s Disease is an inherited disease affecting areas in the brain which control movement, thinking and emotion. It has a slow progression, and symptoms gradually worsen over time. While there is no cure for Huntington's Disease at this time there are medications and therapies that may alleviate some of the more common symptoms of the disease.
The impact on a family of even one person with Huntington’s is significant, and more commonly, there are a few people across generations who inherit the gene. For this reason, the Huntington’s campus is not only about the people who we provide direct care for, but also their immediate and extended families.
Brightwater Huntington’s Disease campus in Piara Waters
Brightwater is currently building a world class campus, being purpose-built to the highest standards, to support people with Huntington’s disease and provide accommodation for 21 clients over 7 homes.
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.
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Each home will be certified as a Specialist Disability Accommodation designed for people with extreme functional impairment or very high needs.