COVID-19 Restrictions Announcement

Teletherapy in action

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Our therapy customers, with the guidance of our therapy staff, have seamlessly adapted therapy sessions to suit a new way of working in the COVID-19 environment, with teletherapy services being used more frequently by therapists. Rocky Bay Speech Pathologist, Liz Baird, has been conducting successful teletherapy sessions with her customers, with a recent session with … Read more

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ANZAC Commemoration

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ANZAC Day will be remembered on Saturday 25 April. With all commemoration events cancelled due to COVID-19, the community are coming up with brilliant ways of remembering this important day at home. A great way you could commemorate ANZAC Day at home is to stand at the end of your driveway, or on your balcony, … Read more

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The Fun Bus makes the rounds

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During this challenging time, when we are all required to adapt to a new way of living, it’s important to stay active and connected to activities that make us happy and keep us busy. To help customers stay creative and active in this period of isolation, Rocky Bay’s creative Studio staff started a new initiative … Read more

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A bright light who will be sadly missed

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Dr Patricia Kailis (1933-2020) Rocky Bay has received the sad news that Dr Patricia Kailis passed away on April 17 at the age of 86. Dr Kailis was a key figure in the history of Rocky Bay with over 40 years as a Board and Foundation member, Chair, advisor, benefactor and lobbyist. Rocky Bay CEO, … Read more

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Bunny Bus Egg-citement

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Our egg-static Easter Bunny helpers did an amazing job today of bringing some Easter cheer to our staff and supported accommodation residents! The Bunny Bus was a hit! ​Staff from The Studio, as well as Orla , Chris , Sarah and Marnus , delivered Easter eggs and Hot Cross buns to our Hubs and supported accommodation … Read more

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Tips to manage anxiety

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As we all adjust to a new way of living and working in the COVID-19 environment, it’s very normal to feel worried or anxious about the future, the uncertainly of our ‘new normal’ and all the changes happening around us and that we are required to make. Dr Jill Newby, Associate Professor of Psychology at … Read more

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Customer praises for adapted therapy session

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Rocky Bay therapists are doing an amazing job of adapting services where possible so we can continue to support our customers during COVID-19. This includes using telehealth for some therapy via phone or internet, for customers who feel more comfortable not leaving their house during this time. Occupational Therapist Neuro/Rehab, Mariah Campana, recently conducted a … Read more

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Rocky Bay opens WA’s first Specialist Disability Accommodation

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Rocky Bay has opened Western Australia’s first new build Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) home in Girrawheen, in a new era of contemporary housing design and bespoke housing options for people living with disability. Designed and constructed in partnership with Dale Alcock Homes and KPA Architects, the two three bedroom, two bathroom duplex homes enjoy over … Read more

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Autism Awareness Month

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April is Autism Awareness Month, and although most events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are still some ways to celebrate and raise awareness. The Autism Association of Western Australia has some great resources listed here. Learn how to recognise the signs of autism in children here. Read this interesting take on why … Read more

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