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Fred Ward Gardens

· 38 Theodore Street Curtin 2605 Act

Residential Permanent aged care at Fred Ward Gardens

$220,000 - $480,000 · 170 rooms

Care specialisations

  • Financially disadvantaged
  • Dementia
  • Veteran
  • Permenant care
  • Respite care


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Fred Ward Gardens is a large residential aged care home that offers both high and low care services to 115 seniors. The facility has around-the-clock access to registered and enrolled nurses, as well as care assistants. The home provides assistance with daily activities, including support for residents with dementia. The separate lounge and dining areas offer peaceful views of the surrounding gardens, with TV and soft furnishings in good condition. The staff is dedicated to ensuring that each resident receives the appropriate level of care needed to maintain their normal activities. The specialist dementia care accommodation provides a safe and supportive environment for those with memory impairments. Overall, Fred Ward Gardens appears to be a well-maintained facility with attentive staff that provides quality care to its residents.

Elka on 06/05/2023

ACQSC Government star rating

 Acceptable  Overall Star Rating

Residents Experience Rating Acceptable
Compliance Rating Excellent
Staffing RatingImprovement needed
Quality Measures RatingAcceptable
Last updated: 31/12/2023

2023 Residents Experience Rating

8.1 Acceptable · Recommended by 80% residents



The Residents Experience rating shows what current residents at Fred Ward Gardens think of the food, staff, care and more. These results are from 2023 annual survey sponsored by the Australian government.

Staffing Rating

8.6 Improvement needed
Total care177 mins
Registered nurse care33 mins

The average resident at Fred Ward Gardens received 177 minutes of total daily care from a combination of support workers, enrolled and registered nurses. This is 89% of their daily total care target of 200 minutes set by the Australian government based on the unique needs of their residents.

Quality Measures

6.0 Acceptable

Care quality

  • 1% residents had a pressure injury
  • 31% residents were physically restrained
  • 4% residents experienced unplanned weightloss
  • Falls & major injury

  • 42% residents experienced a fall
  • 1% residents experienced a major injury from falling
  • Medication

  • 47% residents prescribed nine or more medications
  • 7% residents prescribed antipsychotics without diagnosis of psychosis
  • Based on 5 different metrics, evaluated against national benchmarks, the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care determined that the quality of care delivered at Fred Ward Gardens between July-September 2023 was Acceptable.

    Rooms & Pricing

    Single ensuite

    1 Ensuite 18 m2

    Shared Bathroom Room

    1 Ensuite 15.7 square metres plus 6.3m2 bathroom

    Double (6 General wing and 4 Dementia wing)

    1 Shared 17.98

    Single Room Downstairs

    1 Ensuite 18 square metres

    Large Single Ensuite

    1 Ensuite 25.6 square metres

    Nursing Home (12 General wing and 8 Dementia wing)

    1 Shared 11.55

    Extra Sevice - large single (12 rooms)

    1 Ensuite 23.1

    Single Ensuite

    1 Ensuite 23m2
    All room prices are displayed as 100% Refundable Deposit & 100% Daily Accommodation Payment.

    Fred Ward Gardens Reviews

     · 01/05/2022

    Please don't send your loved one to this place. It breaks my heart that we sent my grandparent here. You think you are sending them to a better place that will care for them. You are not. The staff are cranky and rough... and they don't have the resources. biggest regret EVER.

    Renata Davidson
    Renata Davidson
     · 10/11/2020

    Mum has just moved in and after a couple of days of adjustment to her new surroundings, is enjoying her new life. Very helpful staff, kind and friendly. Nice atmosphere, and well situated between 2 primary schools and a daycare centre. A big plus as mum gets to watch the children going to and from school and see them playing in the playground from her bedroom window.

    Jeannette Bonner
    Jeannette Bonner
     · 02/05/2020

    Fred ward gardens looks very nice my mother has is now a resident

    Kevin Beadle
    Kevin Beadle
     · 17/01/2020

    Nice spot. Good staff

     · 27/09/2019

    Staff were lovely but the decor is very dated

    Things to know

    About the operator

    • Operated by RSL LifeCare Limited
    • Not for profit business
    • Is Commonwealth government subsidised
    • ABN: 43000048957

    Safety Checks

    • Certification valid
    • Has received notice of non-compliance
    • Has not received notice of sanction
    • Is accredited
    • 1 Year accreditation period


    38 Theodore Street Curtin 2605 Act


    What is the ACQSC star rating of Fred Ward Gardens?

    Fred Ward Gardens has an overall ACQSC star rating of Acceptable.

    What is the price range of residential aged care at Fred Ward Gardens?

    Fred Ward Gardens has 8 different types of rooms which range in price between $220,000 and $480,000 maximum refundable accomodation deposit. Keep in mind your cost may vary based on deposit ammount, and government subsidies.

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