There are two distinct units in the Home – Curtin and Peacock. Curtin Unit has forty-eight permanent beds It is an "Ageing in Place" care environment for residents who do not need a specialised secure environment. Originally built as a hostel, it provides a large central dining room and four wings of single rooms each with a private en-suite.
Peacock Unit is fully enclosed and has keypad entry to provide security for those at risk of wandering. Peacock has eighteen permanent places.
Co-located with the Home are seventeen two bedroom Units which provide independent living close to support services. Residents of the units can access all community care services according to their individual needs. This includes council HACC services, meals on wheels and district nursing (John Curtin does not provide these). All residents are encouraged to participate, according to personal choice, in a wide range of social or recreational activities within the Home or the community. John Curtin provides maintenance, security, waste disposal and general landscaping.