Exceptional Families Continuing Care As You Grow Older

Being a parent to an exceptional child  - whatever their needs may be – means life has a path less typical as your child becomes an adult. The dream of becoming an empty nester may stay exactly that – a dream. That doesn’t mean families can’t create space and independence with the assets they have access to, while they continue caring for adult children.

Formal Care Often Out of Reach

While options for formal care exist, they may be out of reach due to cost or availability. Generally, families would be looking at Group Homes or Supported Independent Living options to care for the needs of their family member. A 2017 Australian study found, the estimated average annual cost for supported living, including day support, was $30,435 compared to the estimate of at least $80,000 per person, plus day program support, of approximately $19,000 for group homes. Examining the cost of Supported Independent Living the estimated mean weekly cost of disability support of the sample living in supported arrangements was $585 per week–but could reach as high as $1,877

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Experiences Matter

Living independently and staying connected was critical for Heidi's parents. This Granny Flat on their property was a way to create a mini version of the family home they had enjoyed throughout their lives.

Beyond the end goal, the process of the build was extremely important to Heidi and her family. They wanted to take the time to get the build exactly the way they wanted.

Personalised Comfort and Accessibility

Our Granny Flats are designed with your health in mind. Cubitt’s will always send a Design Consultant out to properly understand your needs and to assess your site conditions and work with our in-house, expert team of qualified planners. Cubitt’s will help you feel assured that your home personally designed for your family. Here are some of the customisations we often discuss and personalise:

Adjusted height of ovens

Wider wheelchair accessible doorways

Accessible bathrooms including grab rails

Drawers in kitchens

Cooking. A girl on a wheelchair opening oven in the kitchen while cooking soemthing
Young adult female with Down syndrome sitting in the bedroom of her home, using a laptop computer and smiling at the camera.

Be Independent and Connected

Whether formal care is out of reach, or simply because you wish to continue to provide care and develop independence in your adult children, Cubitt's are talking to families in your situation every week. Our clients tell us that building a granny flat for an adult child with Carer needs, is about giving each other space and independence–and looking after yourself. A Granny Flat for carer in their late 50s for example, allows the family to look to 25-30 years or more of ensuring there is always someone there for their child while developing a sense of independence and not intruding on each other's lives. It also gives the family members caring, space and time to look after their own health

Hear What Cubitt’s Customers Have to Say…

The Cubitt's team did a wonderful job. The cost that was quoted stayed the same, no hidden or unknown costs. The work was finished earlier than planned. The workmen overall were excellent in terms of workmanship and they were very friendly, polite and mostly cleaned up well after they finished their work.

The project manager gave weekly updates of what was planned and what had been completed and the plans stayed on track, with some minor glitches that were readily rectified. We are really happy with the finished product and would highly recommend their services.

-  Jane Graham


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Cubitt's Display Centre
and Head Office

152 Russell Street,
Emu Plains NSW 2750

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Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm

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124-126 Maitland Road,
Mayfield NSW 2304

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80-82 Kembla Street,
Fyshwick ACT 2609

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244 Shellharbour Road,
Barrack Heights NSW 2528

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Frequently Asked Questions

Free On-Site Assessment at Your Property

Interested in finding out how to make a positive investment from a Cubitt's Granny Flat or Home Extension? Get in touch for a no-obligation site inspection today.

We require your name, email and phone number to get back to you - and the more you can tell us about your build project, the more effectively our local teams can help.