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Ainslie House

Residential Aged Care 30 bed secure high dependency Unit:

  • 27 permanent beds
  • 3 respite care bed

The top floor of Ainslie House has 13 beds plus a large balcony and BBQ area.

The middle floor has 17 beds and opens out into a garden area.

The My Aged Care website has been established by the Australian Government to help you navigate the aged care system. My Aged Care is part of the Australian Government’s changes to the aged care system which have been designed to give people more choice, more control and easier access to a full range of aged care services.  At Inasmuch you are able to develop a care package.  Speak to our friendly staff and they will assist you to develop a care package that meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there Respite Care at Ainslie House?

Yes. We have 3 dedicated respite bed in Ainslie House. Hence bookings are essential.

You can access respite for your loved one if:

  • If your loved one has been discharged from hospital and requires more care prior to going home.
  • To give you a short break from your caring role.
  • If you become ill, we can provide respite until you are well again.
  • You want to take a holiday so you can come back refreshed, relaxed and tell your loved one your travel stories.

What Items Should I Pack for my Loved One Accessing Respite Care?

There are a range of items you can pack for your loved one when accessing our Respite Care, these being:

  • Comfortable clothes. Please ensure all clothes have a name tag with your loved one's name on it.
  • Toiletries and Incontinence aids if required.
  • Medications which are packed in a Webster pack.
  • A medication chart signed sheet from your Pharmacist when your Webster pack is made up.

What Items will be Provided by Inasmuch?

Inasmuch provides for every room:

  • Bed
  • Bedside Table
  • Easy Chair
  • All linen, towels and bedding.

Alternatively you have the choice to bring these items from the family home if you so choose.

You can also bring to ensure your family member's room is comfortable and enjoyable:

  • Photos of Loved Ones
  • Favourite Bed Spread
  • Favourite Easy Chair
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Touch Lamp/s

Please Note: Any electrical items are tested and tagged by our maintenance staff to ensure they are in good working order and not a fire hazard.

What Items Cannot be Brought into Ainslie House?

We request residents avoid bringing various items with them. These being:

  • There are no cooking facilities in their room. Please avoid bringing any type of cooking equipment.
  • Also please avoid bringing any type of combustible fuel or liquids and such items.

Please be rest assured, the friendly staff will make tea, coffee and snacks for residents and their visitors.

What is the Food Like?

Inasmuch prides itself on cooking all meals fresh onsite for residents by our expert cooks for residents 7 days per week.

Hence you can be rest assured your meals will be fresh, nutritionally balanced and tasty. We are very proud of the fact that Inasmuch is certified by the NSW Food Authority who undertake an inspection on an annual basis.  Part of this inspection includes the Hazaard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).

Do I have to Organise Laundry Services?

No. We provide a laundry service and all laundry is washed and dried onsite.  At Ainslie House the laundry is undertaken every day. All we ask is that you ensure all your family member's clothing items have a name tag with their name on it, so we can ensure we deliver them back safe and sound.

Alternatively if you prefer you can take your family member's laundry home to undertake.

Are their Any Stairs?

Yes and No. Ainslie House is on 3 levels with the second and third floors dedicated to residential care. There is a lift to access both levels.

What Activities Do Inasmuch Offer?

We want your family member to become a highly valued member of the Inasmuch Community.

Some activities include, however not limited to:

  • We have an activities programme which is facilitated by our Activities Recreation Officers.
  • An activities newsletter is published regularly so you can choose the activities you wish to join. Some activities include, card games, happy hour, singalong, bingo, trivia, gardening, exercise classes and more.
  • We have 3 buses so residents can go out on regular outings in Sussex Inlet and our lovely surrounding areas.
  • Shoppers' Run to Sussex Inlet Main Street or alternatively you can provide us with your shopping list and one of our friendly staff will do your shopping for you.
  • If you require transportation to various medical appointments we are able to do this for you, at your own expense (If you would like our friendly staff member to sit in with you on your medical appointment so you have a second person listening to the information the doctor gives you, we're only too happy to do this for you.) Contact administration for costs.
  • Bi-Monthly Residents' Meetings so residents can have a say on how the Hostel is run.
  • Bi-Monthly Resident's Food Committee so you can have a say on your diet and the menus our fantastic cooks prepare for you.

Are there any pets at Ainslie House?


If you have a very well behaved, small family dog, visits can be arranged so your family member maintains contact.
Inasmuch retains the right to refuse any dog entry and all visits must be pre-arranged with the staff.
All visiting pets must be fully immunised and proof will be required.
Please note: No family pet can reside permanently onsite.

If there is an Emergency how can my Family Member Get Help?

All resident's rooms at Ainslie House can be silently alarmed, including any part of the room. For example: if your family member regularly wanders from their room, the door to the room can be alarmed; or if s/he requires assistance in the bathroom, the bathroom door can be alarmed to alert the staff. The alarm can be as sensitive as required by individual residents based on their individual needs.

All beds are hospital beds and can be lowered to the lowest height required. There are crash mats to reduce the risk of residents injuring themselves.

What are the Costs?

For a permanent room in Ainslie House the maximum price is $325,000.

You will need to undergo an Assets test from the relevant government department, i.e. Centrelink if you are a pensioner.

Do Staff Sleep Over?

No. All our staff are what is called "Stand Up" Staff on a 24/7 basis. They do not sleep over when they are on night shift. There is a 'floater' shift person who works between both floors of Ainslie House to support the night staff, in case of emergency.

Are Staff Trained?

Absolutely. All staff hold a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Aged Care. They also receive ongoing training, including undertaking annual or bi-annual mandatory training.

Ainslie House has 24/7 coverage by a Registered Nurse 7 days a week

Hence you will know that your loved one is in safe hands, with trained staff who are friendly, caring and supportive.

Inasmuch is very well placed in case there is a fire emergency:

In case of a fire emergency there are currently very clear procedures in place and the staff attend mandatory fire and evacuation training on an annual basis.

One of our legal requirements is Inasmuch must be reviewed and assessed annually to obtain the "Annual Fire Safety Statement". Hence you can be rest assured if there is a fire emergency the staff are well trained and able to deal with the emergency in order to keep you safe.

Some of our staff are also members of our local Rural Fire Brigade and receive intensive ongoing training as a result of their membership to give you added peace of mind.

Is Ainslie House Accredited?

Yes, Ainslie House has a 3 year Accreditation which expires.

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My Aged Care

Residential Aged Care is changing and a big part of the changes are that the Australian Government has developed the My Aged Care programme. This means you have more choice and control on the services that are delivered to you. You are able to develop your own care package. Speak to our friendly staff and they will assist you to develop a care package that meets your needs and enables you to have quality of life.


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