Co-located with the Home are eighteen two bedroom Units and one 2.5 bedroom Units which provide independent living close to support services. Residents of the units can access all community care services according to their individual needs. This includes council HACC services, meals on wheels and district nursing. (John Curtin does not provide these). All residents are encouraged to participate, according to personal choice in a wide range of social or recreational activities within the facility or the community. John Curtin provides maintenance, security, waste disposal and general landscaping.
These units are designed for people who wish to maintain full independence whilst having security, companionship, facilities and services of a supported community.
All the units are single storey two bedrooms, with open plan living, an ample kitchen and indoor / outdoor entertaining areas. They also have a single lock up attached garage. All units are fitted with a 24-hour emergency call button.
External maintenance of the unit and community gardens is the responsibility of John Curtin in negotiation with the resident, allowing people to contribute as much or as little as they need depending on their wishes and physical and medical condition.
To be eligible for an independent living unit, people must be able to provide a certificate from their doctor indicating they are safe to be living in a minimally supported environment.
For further information please click here to download the Independent Living Units handbook.
To make an application to be placed on the waiting list for a unit please click here