OUR FIRST HOME
Kambera House, Gordon ACT
In partnership with our friends at the Canberra Community Cafe we have opened the ACT’s first independently operated residential care home for people living with Younger onset Dementia with the capability of offering permanent, respite and overnight emergency respite care, all located in a residential house in your community.
Kambera House welcomes guests who are privately funding their stay as well as those being funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
When you choose to come to Kambera House, life continues. We are all about community … Staying in your local community, accessing your local services and remaining as active as you want to be. Most traditional aged care facilities have to build a fake version of reality … pretend shops, pretend kitchens and pretend houses. We provide the support to live in the real world.
Unlike other aged care services, Kambera house is just like your house. You can participate in the organised activities, or simply watch a movie or TV, listen to music, read the newspaper or a good book or have a wander in the garden. You do as much or as little as you desire, all in a comfortable homely environment with caring staff around the clock.
Our respite and overnight emergency respite are offered to all people living with dementia and provides carers the opportunity to have a break – particularly in times of carer stress. We also offer short term places for people leaving hospital but are not quite ready to return home or are waiting for other forms of accommodation. Permanent places are also available, including a couple’s room.
At Kambera House you’ll have access to every health and lifestyle support option, not to mention nutritious and tasty meals when you want to eat them. Our onsite day therapy program also provides the option of structured activities and our commitment to community access means you will get out and about to the local shops or the many wonderful sights of the ACT. The local shopping centre is less than a two-minute drive and the major centre of Tuggeranong is only five minutes’ away.
Enjoy life at your pace without the restrictions and drawbacks of traditional aged care homes: