Personal care is an essential component of all Sanctuary programs. Along with the therapeutic modalities working together to improve your health, personal carers are key elements of your treatment team, ensuring you are accompanied at all times during the intensive stages of your treatment.
Carers usually stay overnight, attending to your well-being and domestic needs. In addition to helping serve meals, monitoring your medication and attending to your laundry, they will also accompany you to external appointments or outings.
Carers are chosen for their experience, compassion and interpersonal skills. They provide companionship, sympathetic care and a friendly presence to ensure your home environment is comfortable and welcoming.
At The Sanctuary Byron Bay, we try to match you with appropriate carers. For example, if you are seeking treatment for substance abuse, we provide you with carers who have had similar histories but have successfully overcome their addictions. If you are a young person in treatment, we will match you with carers closer to your age. Carers are also role models who provide gentle mirroring to help you understand and identify with your strengths.
“…I had been living with my husband and his drug abuse for over five years. Any mention of the topic of drugs, his drug abuse or even treatment at a drug rehab clinic or a drug detox, would spark a major argument. I thank The Sanctuary from the bottom of my heart for assisting in the intervention process and for the dignified and respectful approach evident from the start. From my first phone call, I felt supported and informed and knew there was hope from that moment on…….” Wife of client, 36 years old