Our Ingle Farm residential care home is surrounded by beautiful gardens and open spaces. Ingle Farm care home opened in 1995, and was the first of its kind in Australia to incorporate the concept of ageing in place, so residents didn’t have to move wings or even facilities as their care needs changed. This pioneering model is now the standard for all aged care homes in Australia.
Ingle Farm is supported by a dedicate Auxiliary and committed group of volunteers. Local volunteers are happy to support the Max Marshall Community Centre on site, and activities programs often involve help and participation from the local community. Residents can get involved in a range of lifestyles activities such as carpet bowls, bingo, craft group, exercise therapy, men’s group activities, as well as attend regular concerts with visiting entertainers. Highlights at Ingle Farm are the bus excursions and outings, and the special luncheons held throughout the year.
Residents are encouraged to personalise their room with personal belongings such as favourite chair, an heirloom quilt or a collection of family photos. They may also bring a small collection of plants and continue to care for them in the community garden or courtyards.
Ingle Farm accommodates 98 residents, and features of the home include:
- Single or double contemporary and spacious suites with ensuite facilities
- Secure 16-place memory support units
- On-site parking
- Beautifully appointed respite rooms
- Max’s café, serving refreshments and light meals
- Comprehensive libraries and reading room
- Unisex hair salon
- Interactive gardens, including seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs
- Landscaped gardens and courtyards that incorporate seasonal colours, fragrances and textures
- Internet café
- Open plan communal lounge rooms
- Quality home-style cooked meals prepared on site
- Weekly church services and social activities.