Rosanna’s Journey

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Rosanna is an Aboriginal Noongar woman who has lived with Mosaic since 2006.

In recent years Rosanna experienced a number of challenges, her health deteriorated and she was unsettled in ways that placed herself and others at risk. Mosaic envisioned a happier, healthier and more satisfying life for her.

Through the efforts of a caring and dedicated team of Mosaic managers, support workers and a behaviour support practitioner working proactively with her guardian, health professionals and the NDIA, Rosanna had the opportunity to move out of shared housing into a place just for her. A special team of compatible support staff have been designed around her needs providing her 24/7 care and support.

This new environment and more focused support enabled Rosanna to turn her situation around.

Her health has improved, she is enjoying more choice, control, and independence, and has positive relationships with friends and the people who support her.

Through this transition Rosanna’s support team assisted her to maintain a connection to her indigenous culture through her art. In addition to loving music, dancing, BBQs and craft, Rosanna likes to spend a lot of time creating her Aboriginal artwork. Rosanna’s dot paintings are a form of language, communicating her thoughts through beautiful patterns and colours.


Tammy’s Journey

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One of Mosaic’s values is that we connect and collaborate. Of course, connection can take many different forms, but one of the most beautiful ways of connecting occurs when there are 2 people who just love being in each other’s company.

Tammy has called one of Mosaic’s supported living houses home since 2012. Tammy really enjoys volunteering at the Salvos, and in her spare time, she’ll usually be found sewing, knitting, creating other crafts, or adding to her impressive collection of special ornaments.

The most important thing in Tammy’s life though is her relationship with Blake. For the last four years Tammy and Blake have been inseparable. With the support of Mosaic staff, they go on dates and adventures together, and the way that Tammy lights up when Blake brings her flowers is a joy to see. We are privileged to be able to support Tammy to maintain her loving connection with Blake.


Dieter’s Journey

Dieter lived in a Mosaic home for 12 years. His health had been in natural decline over a number of years, with Mosaic staff progressively responding to his changing needs, helping to embrace and use equipment to keep him independent and safe.

During a hospital stay initiated by a rapid health decline, Dieter was given the news that his condition was now palliative and he needed end of life care. Dieter told us he didn’t want to remain in hospital. He really wanted to go home to pass away.

Mosaic collaborated with Dieter, his family and his health professionals to ensure all the correct supports were in place not only for Dieter but for his family and his housemates.

Dieter passed away at home peacefully. Mosaic feels very proud and honoured that we were able to respect his wishes and provide the support he needed for his end of life journey on his terms.


Rachel’s Journey

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Rachel, like her Mum, is a strong and positive woman who finds something to be happy about every day, and we are proud to play a small part in her journey.

Rachel lives with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which she describes as being an invisible illness – it’s a connective tissue disorder that leaves her joints weak and unstable with constant and painful dislocations that requires her to use a wheelchair. 23 years old, Rachel lives with her Mum who is her primary carer.

Our support workers provide Rachel with personal care assistance and provide transport to key appointments. They also help out with Mary, her assistance dog and Truffles, her long neck turtle.

It’s no secret that parents will always put the needs of their children first, but we also know that it is important for them to look after their own health and wellbeing, especially when they are also caring for another person. That’s why it’s important to us that by supporting Rachel we are also providing the opportunity for her Mum to have some down-time, look after her own wellbeing, and keep up her energy and vitality.