Sargood on Collaroy has a dedicated and caring team of specialist staff available on site to assist you with a range of wellness services and support during your stay in our short term accommodation.
Our staff have many years of experience working and supporting people with spinal cord injury.
Our accommodation specialist team includes Occupational Therapists, Recreational Therapists, Vocational Consultants, an Exercise Physiologist, a Clinical Nurse Educator, and Guest Attendants.
Staff members are pleased to provide guidance and assistance to our guests. You can also choose to receive extra assistance from our team of guest attendants if required during your stay at Sargood on Collaroy.
As part of our accommodation packages, each day you can receive an hour of one-on-one time with someone from our Wellness Team.
Clinical Nurse Educators
Our clinical nurse educators offer education and training to guests and staff in the relevant day to day aspects of living with a SCI including pain management, skin management, sexuality, fertility, bladder management, bowel management and equipment demonstrations.
Our Occupational Therapist aims to help our guests discover techniques and strategies to maximise their ability for independent participation in everyday activities. This includes learning to use our latest in-home automation and assistive technology equipment. In fact, a stay at Sargood provides you with an excellent opportunity to trial adaptive equipment before putting them in your own home.
Our specialist Vocational Consultants will help guide those who wish to explore returning to work or study through one on one sessions. This a great opportunity to find out more about what’s happening in the ‘working with an SCI’ space, look at your work history, interests and ideas, and even develop or review your CV. A follow up service is also offered once our guests have returned home.
As part of your Wellness & Support package, you can also receive up to six hours of assistance daily from one of our guest attendants. (If extra hours are required, they can be purchased at $58/hr).
Alternatively, you may prefer to receive assistance from your own carer, it’s entirely up to you.
Our guest attendants have been specifically trained to support people living with spinal cord injuries with things such as personal care, recreation and leisure assistance, community access, meal preparation and mealtime assistance, shopping, laundry and domestic tasks.
Meet the team
James – Resort Manager
Jess – Program Manager
Alex– Program Manager
Rita – Clinical Nurse Educator
Dave – Occupational Therapist
Seb – Adaptive Sport & Rec Specialist
Wade - Exercise Physiologist
Nicole – Duty Manager
Combining hotel management with my clinical experience has allowed me to help ensure that we provide the best experience possible for our wonderful guests.