Cardwell Care is committed to recognising and respecting the cultural diversity of ALL our residents.  Our aim is to provide the best care possible, taking into consideration the cultural and linguistic needs of our residents.  Residents are able to practice their religious, personal and cultural customs with the support of Rockingham's staff.
Freedom of Choice  


Residents at Rockingham have the same control over their lives as other people.  They are able to make their own decisions and have a say in what happens in their daily lives.  Because they share their home with a number of others, residents will sometimes need to consider other people in their decisions.

We encourage all residents to:

  • Exercise their freedom of choice whenever this does not infringe on the rights of others.
  • Have visitors of their choice and maintain personal contacts.
  • Come and go as any individual would at home, provided this does not cause serious risk to residents or nuisance to others.  Residents must sign the 'absence book' prior to departing.
  • Participate in the review of their individual care plans to ensure they are happy with the treatment they are receiving.
  • Choose the clothes they will be wearing each day.


Rockingham is an accredited aged care facility, in accordance with the Aged Care Act 1997. Click here to view our name in the list of accredited facilities on the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency website.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is the evaluation process that aged care homes must undergo to receive residential care subsidies under the Aged Care Act 1997. To become accredited, homes must demonstrate how they will meet the Accreditation Standards and make a commitment to continuous improvement.

What are the Standards?

The Accreditation Standards are detailed in the Quality of Care Principles 1997. There are four standards:

  • Management systems, staffing and organisational development
  • Health and personal care
  • Resident lifestyle
  • Physical environment and safe systems