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David Harper House

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15 Cockcroft Avenue, Monash ACT 2904

David Harper House at Goodwin Monash brings quality, innovation and peace of mind to families and residents on Canberra's south side.
Goodwin is committed to creating a home that residents are proud of, complementing outstanding amenities with high quality care and advanced technology systems.

David Harper 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.

David Harper House, together with an adjoining lively retirement village, won Australia’s Best Retirement Living Development 2015 at the Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards, and Best Development 2015 at the Property Council’s annual ACT awards.
Balconies overlooking the private lake give you waterfront views and outdoor dining. Residents also enjoy high quality lounge and dining areas on each floor, plus sunny, secluded sitting spaces, shaded outdoor areas and secure gardens including BBQ area with a bird aviary, and the feature "pond" with its pontoon and resident wildlife.
Residents also enjoy an onsite hairdresser, religious services and pastoral care, internet kiosk, and a dedicated activities team who organise daily stimulation including wellness classes, light exercise, games, craft groups and outings.

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.
Goodwin is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation operating since the 1950s.
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