Features Comparison

Residential Aged Care
Ashfield Drummoyne Paddington Thornleigh Walcha


Care Level  Multi  Low  Multi  High  Multi
Dementia x  x  x  x  x
Palliative  x    x      
Respite  x  x  x    
Local Hospital  x  x  x    
Village Bus  –        
No. of Beds – Standard  98  46  77  55  30
No. of Beds – Dementia  20  20  23  12  n/a
Laundry Services  x  x  x    
Fire Safety  x  x  x    
Emergency Call Button x  x  x    


Residents per room 1-3 1 1-2  1-2  1
Ensuite Some All All All All
Adjustable Bed  x  x  x  x  x
Built-in robe x x x x x
Lockable bedside table          
Couples’s accommodation x    x    

Physical Health

Health Lifestyle  x  x      
24hr Registered Nurse  x   x  x    x
Dietary Requirements  x        
Physiotherapy  x        
Podiatry  x        
Occupational therapy x  x  x  x  
Allied Health Available  x        
Exercise Program  x        
Hearing  x        
Optical  x        
Assistive Technologies  x  x      

Spiritual /  Emotional

Support services          
Spiritual  x  x  x  x  x
Pastoral care/support x x x x x
Regular church services  x  x  x  x  x
Chapel x x x x  x
Chapel/Multipurp room  x  x  x  x  x
Bible Study  z  x  x  x

Social /  Emotional

Social Activities  x  x  x  x
Social / Recreational  x  x  x  x  x
Visiting Volunteers  x  x  x  x  x
Activities Program  x  x  x  x  x
Entertainment / Concerts / Outings  x  x  x  x
Games / Activities Program  x  x  x  x  x
Cultural Activities  x  x  x  x  x
Lounge & Quiet Areas  x  x  x  x  x
Reading Room  x x   x  x
Men’s Groups  x  x  x  x  x

Additional Amenities

Additional services eg. wine, newspapers x x  x  x x
 Hairdressing salon  x  x  x  x  x
Telephone available  x  x  x  x  x
Spa room  x x x  x x
Kiosk x  x  x  x