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Phone: (08) 9844 1105

67 Mermaid Avenue, Emu Point, Albany WA 6330

Gwen Hardie is located in the picturesque, quiet suburb of Emu Point just 10km from Albany town centre on WA’s south coast. You will receive a warm welcome at Gwen Hardie, residents and visitors comment on the friendly and home-like feeling they experience when they walk in the door. The natural bush setting close to Middleton Bay makes for a peaceful atmosphere.

Our onsite chef and team prepare home cooked meals each day, with tempting aromas drifting from the central kitchen to entice resident’s taste buds.

You can expect a high level of care and compassion from the friendly staff who take great pride in providing personalised service to all residents.

Lounges, quiet rooms and garden areas are designed to stimulate and encourage residents to spend time outdoors enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.

Gwen Hardie offers dementia enrichment living in a secure and safe environment with 24-hour care by professional nurses and trained staff. A proactive therapy team develops individualised activity programs that cater to all resident’s interests.


Room specifications

Room Name


Room Category

Single Room + Private Ensuite

Room Size

13m2 (excluding ensuite)

Maximum Occupancy

One Person

Number of Rooms


Memory Support Unit


Room inclusions

Ensuite bathroom

Adjustable bed

Large windows fitted with fly screens & security screen

Curtains for maximum privacy

Built in robes

Lockable bedside cabinet

Telephone connection


Over bed table


We encourage residents to bring in personal items such as paintings and pictures that will make their room feel homely.


Homelike kitchen area

Dining area

Light, airy activity/lounge room with TV & piano

Lounges & quiet rooms

Large courtyard BBQ area with tables & seating

Small courtyard areas with pretty gardens

Hairdressing salon

Onsite chaplaincy services

Some of the additional services available with a cost to our residents include


Accompanied visits to appointments


Your fees and charges will be based on the outcome of the financial assessment that you have submitted to Centrelink or DVA prior to your entry into aged care. Further information is available on the My Aged Care website

Basic Daily Care Fee – Payable by all aged care recipients

The maximum daily care fee is payable by all residents in aged care and equates to 85% of the Australian single age pension. The basic daily fee is set by the Australian Government and increases on the 20th of March and September every year. For some people this is the only fee they are required to pay.

Daily Accommodation Contribution (DAC) – Subject to financial assessment outcome

The resident pays the required amount direct to the aged care provider which reduces the amount of care subsidy paid from the government to the provider. This fee is subject to quarterly reviews. The DAC can be paid as a RAC (Refundable Accommodation Contribution).

Means Tested Fee – Subject to financial assessment outcome

This fee is dependent on the financial assessment outcome and subject to quarterly reviews.

Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) - Subject to financial assessment outcome

This is a charge set by the facility and is for the accommodation payment for the room that you have agreed to enter. The RAD can be paid as a lump sum or part lump sum and a daily payment (DAP). Lump sums paid are fully refundable.

Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) - Subject to financial assessment outcome

This is the daily payment based on MPIR (Maximum Permissible Interest Rate) of the RAD that has not been paid in full.

Maximum Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
Maximum Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP)
Example of a
Combination Payment
RAD $225,000 DAP $24.72

Details correct as of 1st January 2021