Residential Care


As you or your loved ones grow older, or are experiencing difficulty with a medical or physical issue, or cannot get out and about like you used to, you may find that you need more help with daily tasks. Sometimes the best way to receive assistance can be by moving into residential aged care for either a permanent or short-term stay.

Moving into residential aged care is a major event in your life and can be a time of stress and uncertainty. We understand the decision may involve many changes for you and your family and we are committed to making the transition as easy as possible. With our team of caring and professional staff our priority is to ensure our residents receive the best possible care and feel secure.

Our ‘Karinya’ facility at Narrogin Cottage Homes provides an extensive range of care and support to residents including residential and short-term (respite). Construction of our 14 bed secure dementia unit 'Maxwell Wing' was completed in 2017 to assist families with dementia, respite and permanent care.

Please contact our admissions staff who can assist you with accessing information and other support during your application for :

  • Permanent Residential Care
  • Permanent Residential Dementia Care
  • Respite

The Karinya facility

Karinya is a 36 bed aged care facility which offers permanent residential care accommodation. Our skilled and compassionate care teams provide assistance for every individual for day-to-day living activities and requirements.

All rooms within our facility are single rooms with private ensuites.

The facility is attended by care staff 24 hours per day to ensure quality medical care. Staff assistance is available through the use of the emergency call bells in the bedroom and bathroom of each suite and also throughout the facility.

We are committed to developing new programs and offering innovative therapies and activities that meet the changing needs of our ageing population and improve and enhance our residents’ quality of life and care.

Examples of our current programs and activities are as follows:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Music Therapy
  • Exercises
  • Craft activities
  • Visiting performers
  • Social activities eg. happy hour
  • Bus trips
  • Carpet bowls
  • Bingo
  • Book club
  • Mens’ Group
  • In-house library together with fortnightly visits from staff from town library
  • Poetry/reading activities
  • High tea
  • Movie screenings
  • Various celebrations and ‘theme days’ such as St. Patrick's and Melbourne Cup are organised throughout the year

Other Services

  • A volunteer group known as ‘Friends of Karinya’ provide a volunteer weekly shopping service for residents.
  • Church Services - A Catholic church service is held once per month in our Clubroom. The Anglican Church Priest attends regularly for a one-on-one visit. Other denominations are encouraged to attend Karinya and all Church representatives are available upon request.
  • Karinya has a hairdressing salon onsite with weekly visits from the hairdresser.


We understand good nutrition supports good health. We have a qualified chef and assisting cooks on site in Karinya where nutritious home-style meals, desserts and refreshments are prepared daily.

Lounge Areas

Two lounge areas are located within the facility together with a large clubroom with television, video/DVD player, piano/organ and stereo. Within our ‘Pool Room’ a pool table is provided for the resident’s enjoyment and is where ‘Happy Hour’ is held within the facility.


Wifi is also now available throughout the facility.


A fully equipped laundry is situated onsite and serviced by staff. Bed linen and towels are provided and laundered commercially by our facility each week. Labelling is provided.


Standard furniture consisting of a bed, bedside drawer, built-in wardrobe, writing desk with drawers and television are provided in each resident’s room. Residents are encouraged to bring their own items of small furniture and belongings in order to personalise their room. These may include pictures or a comfortable chair. We encourage residents to bring any hobbies/activities they may be interested in eg. knitting, painting etc. A telephone connection is provided in each room.