Aged Care Services

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48 Archibald st, Lyneham, ACT 2602


Aged Care Services

Aged Care Services

Kankinya is the only privately operated Aged Care facility in the Australian Capital Territory and it is also the only facility located on the northern side of Canberra with easy access to all parts of the city.

Our Aged Care Home in Canberra is architecturally designed and constructed to allow our residents, mostly suffering from varying degrees of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, to wander freely in, through and outside of the only recognised designated facility specialising in advanced dementia management.

While our location is convenient to most aspects of Canberra, sometimes convenience is not everything, I always ask our prospective families exactly what they require for their parent or partner and the usual answer is… “we want them to be happy and safe” …

Besides being the leaders in aged care and dementia management we are also very proud to be the very safest facility in the A.C.T, we have a “9C” Fire Safety Compliance, which includes state of the art fire detection systems and sprinklers throughout. Unlike all other facilities locally, we do not have our Residents locked away in so-called “secure areas” that are hidden from the general public; our Residents have the utmost freedom that can be safely provided anywhere to allow the highest possible quality of life available.

Qualified Registered Nurses for Aged

Kankinya has fully qualified Registered Nurses on duty twenty-four hours a day, these RN’s are experienced specialists in dementia care who supply not only nursing care but also more importantly, understanding to both resident and families alike. To assist the RN’s we have both Enrolled Nurses and Assistant Nurses that all hold Certificate 3 in Aged Care nursing. Kankinya has over ninety qualified and experienced staff on duty over the course of every week, which will be a comfort to our families and prospective families.

Modern Kitchen Serving Special Food for Aged

Own Kankinya has its own on site kitchen… doesn’t sound particularly unusual you may say but most facilities today have their food delivered packaged in what is called “Regothermic or Snap Chilled” containers often cooked in bulk in Sydney.

We believe its not much of a Home without a kitchen, you wouldn’t want to live in a house without a kitchen would you? We have a chef on duty every day to prepare fresh homemade fare of the most nutritious and tasty style available. An onsite kitchen gives the flexibility to supply a different menu for different residents, as not everyone likes the same thing. We have fresh cakes and scones among our menu each day, our menu is seasonal and caters for the Canberra cold weather and the times when a salad is more suitable. Food is served all day, every day, breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper.

Fully Equipped Tea & Coffee Cafe

Kankinya offers a self-serves tea and coffee cafe which is open and available all day to the relatives and friends of our Residents, the cafe is located conveniently in the front recreational hall with comfortable seating both inside and out in our award winning courtyard and gardens. Simply lovely in any weather, please ask for help if required.

Onsite Laundry

Kankinya has its own onsite laundry which is operated by a conscientious staff that launders all linen and such as well as all resident clothing which is washed, folded and returned to the Resident on a daily basis, repairs and name tagging is available also on site for your convenience.

Full Time Maintenance Manager

Kankinya has a full time Maintenance Manager who ensures that everything is in ship shape condition at all times, he is available to hang your photographs etc upon request.

Pastoral Services

Kankinya has Pastoral services on a regular basis for any religious denomination, which are keenly attended.