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Goodwin House

Goodwin House offers High Level Care Goodwin House offers Low Level Care Goodwin House offers Extra Service Goodwin House offers Dementia Care Goodwin House offers Respite Care Goodwin House offers Onsite Independent Living

35 Bonney Street, Ainslie ACT 2602

Goodwin House is one of only a small number of live-in care facilities in the ACT that provides 24-hour onsite staff nurses, seven days a week. We also offer a range of quality clinical care services such as one-to-one nurse clinics led by a geriatrician working closely with our own Aged Care Specialist Nurse Practitioner.
Our approach is person-centred care, meaning we treat you as a whole person, including mental and emotional wellbeing, not just a “diagnosis”.
At Goodwin, quality of life is our mantra.

The architect-designed Goodwin House offers a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, thanks to an impressive foyer featuring a large exotic fish tank, grand piano and relaxing lounge.
You have opportunity to balance privacy within your beautifully appointed room, with opportunities to socialise and take advantage of our outstanding range of facilities and garden areas. Our dedicated activities team is there to ensure you have fun, social and stimulating things to do every day – from games, to light fitness and wellness classes, to language lessons, visits from local entertainers and outings on the Goodwin bus.

We understand that food is another important enjoyment in life. Our quality, home style food is cooked fresh on site daily and includes five or more courses a day with rotating seasonal menus designed with our hotel services experts and dietician.

A significant number of beds across Goodwin facilities are reserved for people with low means. We offer:
• daily wellness/exercise sessions
• a team of activities officers for regular activities, outings and events
• secure garden areas with shared garden beds for residents to tend
• geriatric assessment and review
• allied health assessment and review
• regular one-to-one registered nurse clinics
• onsite aged care specialist nurse practitioner
• specialist dementia care in purpose-designed enabling environments, including leisure and lifestyle program underpinned by Montessori method dementia care.
For details about coming into live-in care at Goodwin, contact our Admissions Officer.

About Residential Aged Care

In the past, a distinction was drawn between aged care homes that offered "high level care" (which were commonly known as "nursing homes") and those that offered "low level care" (which were commonly known as "hostels"). From 1 July 2014 this distinction has ceased to apply in relation to permanent residential aged care, although it does continue to apply in relation to temporary respite care. Aged care homes can incorporate "extra service", which provides a higher standard of accommodation and services (such as meals) for an additional fee. Aged care homes that are not accredited, but which offer similar care and services, may be referred to as "Supported Living". See our Terminology page for detailed explanations of terms that relate to aged care, home care and retirement villages.

More Information?

Please see our Aged Care Guide for further important information about aged care and aged care homes. It includes the following:

  1. Introduction

  2. Eligibility and Assessment

  3. Fees and Charges

  4. Accreditation Standards and Compliance

  5. Resident Rights and Responsibilities

  6. Residential Respite Care

  7. Advocacy and Complaint Resolution