Carinya Residential Aged Care Service

Carinya is a 26-bed purpose built Aged Persons Mental Health Residential Care Facility designed to provide high level specialist nursing care to residents with complex mental health diagnoses who are unable to be managed effectively in a generic aged care facility.

It is an interim care facility which provides specialist care until a resident no longer requires this level of care and is able to move to alternative accommodation that meets the resident’s need at that time.

Carinya being a Public Sector Residential Aged Care Facility, managed by Peninsula Health, has easy access to a range of other services provided by a large health organisation such as the Emergency Department at Rosebud and Frankston Hospitals, medical surgical units, rehabilitation services, palliative care.

Carinya is fully accredited with the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency. Accreditation reports are available on the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency website.

Resident and Carer Feedback

Residents and carers are invited to participate in an annual survey with regards to their satisfaction. Peninsula Health volunteers are able to assist those who have difficulty in completing the survey. Results of the survey are available on request from the Nurse Unit Manager (NUM).

Visiting Hours

There are no set visiting hours. Carinya is regarded as the resident’s home and visitors are welcome at the times it suits the individual resident with consideration for other residents in the facility.

Information required on admission

We will require the following information:

  • Current family contact details
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Pension Number (if applicable)
  • Medicare Number
  • Department of Veteran Affairs number (if applicable)
  • Pharmaceutical number
  • State Trustees number (if applicable)
  • Disability number (if applicable)
  • Ambulance number (if applicable)
  • Private Health Insurance details (if applicable)

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