Cardwell Care Incorporated, locally known as Rockingham Home, has been serving the elderly and frail since 1984, when it was first established as Rockingham Home for the Aged. Over the years Cardwell Care has grown to offer both hostel and nursing home style facilities and can satisfy a wide range of care needs for our residents.
Cardwell Care is now home for some 52 residents and together with superior individualised care, we offer a magnificent location on the foreshore of Rockingham Bay at Cardwell’s northern end.

What is Residential Care

Residential aged care is for older people who can no longer live at home.
Reasons can include illness, disability,
bereavement, an emergency, the needs of their carer, family or friends, or because it is no longer possible to manage at home without help. Australia’s aged care system aims to ensure that all older people receive support and quality care when they need it.
Aged care homes are owned and operated by people or organisations that have the approval of the government to care for you. Your aged care home will ensure that you have the care that you need, whether you just need help with day to day tasks, assistance with personal care, or 24-hour nursing care.
Residential aged care can be offered as either permanent or short-term care.
Short-term care is called ‘respite care’.

What types of permanent aged care are available?
There are two broad types of permanent aged care — low level and high level care.

  • Low level care homes (formerly known as hostels) generally provide accommodation and personal care, such as help with dressing and showering, together with occasional nursing care.
  • High level care homes (previously known as nursing homes) care for people with a greater degree of frailty, people who often need continuous nursing care.
  • Specialized dementia care. Care for people with dementia is available in many aged care homes. It may be provided in separate dementia-specific units or wings.

Residential Respite Care:
Residential Respite Care provides care as a live-in care arrangement in a Residential Aged Care Facility. It can be used on a planned or emergency basis to help you in moments of stress, illness, when you need a holiday or if your carer is unavailable for any reason.

Respite care can be used for up to 63 days in a financial year.
You need an ACAT assessment to access Residential Respite.