Samarinda Lodge

ASHBURTON  VIC

Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services Inc

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Samarinda Lodge - 286 High Street ASHBURTON 3147


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About Samarinda Lodge

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Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services offers both permanent accommodation and respite care at 286 High Street Ashburton. As a community based service, the is locals looking after locals.

Care and support is tailored for each person based on personal preferences. The Samarinda staff work with residents and their carers and families in a partnership approach to deliver personalised and coordinated services that are designed for each individual. Systems and procedures are structured to give residents and families greater say and control over their daily lives. Carers are supported and involved. Volunteers participate as key partners.

Residents with dementia are engaged in daily experiences that are familiar and comforting and designed to preserve independence for as long as possible.

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Samarinda is an active community where high quality care, includes taking account of social, emotional, cultural and religious needs. Residents are respected for their talents, skills and histories and their individual needs are recognised, celebrated and acted upon.

Consumer Directed Care - revolves around residents and their carers providing input into the services that are delivered through individual and group meetings, forums and surveys. Meeting individual needs is the hallmark of Samarinda services.

Services are usually provided on site, including medical services. Social programs are planned so that residents can enjoy a wide range of in-house activities daily.

Lifestyle Services

High quality care is provided in a welcoming environment where residents are free to move around and enjoy outdoor and indoor spaces, limited only by their individual abilities. Samarinda is our residents’ home.

Unobtrusive specialist clinical, ancillary health services and personal care services are delivered without fuss in a relaxed and safe environment.

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The Samarinda community is made up of Samarinda residents, their families and carers, staff, volunteers and external service provider partners. Residents at Samarinda are typically older adults who are unable to live independently in their own homes.

Daily social programs, including music therapy, individualised music programs, gardening, armchair travel, arts and crafts and word challenges and other intellectual pursuits, to name a few, are structured so that there is always something to do. The Music Therapy program is a perfect example of how these important social and lifestyle programs make a difference

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Families and carers are welcome at any time to share time at Samarinda with residents or to take residents out for family celebrations and home visits.

Major local and national days and festivities, such as Australia Day, Chinese New Year and Melbourne Cup along with special religious observances are celebrated and all have a place in our calendar of events.

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Residents are able to go for a morning walk, sometimes with carers and sometimes independently. Other residents will walk or take a bus, which stops outside Samarinda, to nearby shops to do banking or buy personal items. Some residents continue to participate in activities they enjoyed before becoming members of our Samarinda Community, like attending RSL meetings or University of the Third Age classes.

Religious and cultural linkages are fostered. Samarinda organises visits from a number of chaplains who deliver services in one of the communal areas.

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Food and Dining

Samarinda residents enjoy meals cooked onsite daily by an award winning chef and kitchen staff. Over the years Samarinda has earned numerous awards for the quality and scope of its menus and food services.

Breakfast, lunch and the evening meal are served in the dining room, unless residents choose to eat in their rooms. Morning and afternoon tea, home made in the onsite kitchen, are brought to residents in their rooms or during social programs. If residents are on outings, meals are provided by request.

Residents who need help to eat their meals get individual attention. Those who need alternative textured diets are well catered for.

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Samarinda prides itself on the quality of its menus, with junk food avoided, other than very occasionally or by specific request. Fresh vegetables and, fruit with a focus on protein, a home-cooking style combined with a choice of offerings means that each meal is nutritious and appetising.

Treats and traditional foods are made for special days like Easter, the Melbourne Cup and Christmas. Special dietary needs are catered for.

The lifestyle team provide a large variety of drinks at lunch including alcoholic beverages for those who enjoy them and where there are no contraindications from the doctor.

Samarinda can arrange private dining by request if families want to eat together from time to time, or to enjoy a special family celebration.

On a few occasions each year the dining room is opened up for larger celebrations of the Samarinda Community. For example, a three course Christmas Lunch is served to residents and their families.

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Permanent Residents

Personalised bedrooms combine disability specific equipment, beds and bathrooms with home furnishings and belongings, giving residents a real sense of being in a home-like environment. Residents and their carers are consulted and determine their care arrangements whenever possible.

The shared spaces at Samarinda are large and open with artwork, warm colours and comfortable furnishings.

Bedrooms are located on two floors. Movement around Samarinda is easy with wide corridors and two lifts available to move between floors.

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Respite residents

Samarinda offers short-term respite accommodation, with many short-term residents joining Samarinda from time to time throughout the year. While at Samarinda respite residents continue to be linked to the community services that they need and enjoy while living in their own homes.

Additional Services

Samarinda is approved for the following NDIS related services:

  • Accommodation Tenancy
  • Assist Personal Activities
  • Assist Personal Activities High
  • Assist Life Stage Transition
  • Assist Travel/Transport
  • Behaviour Support
  • Community Nursing Care
  • Daily Tasks Shared Living
  • Development Life Skills
  • Group Centre Activities
  • Household Tasks
  • Participate Community
  • Plan Management
  • Support Coordination
  • Therapeutic Supports

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286 High Street , ASHBURTON , 3147, VIC

Beds: 92

Community Based

Service Provider: Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services Inc

Samarinda Lodge
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency

MPIR reducing to 8.34% pa

The Maximum Permissible Interest Rate (MPIR) will reduce to 8.34% pa from

For a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) of $550,000 the equivalent Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP) reduces to $125.67 pd ($45,870 pa).

The Reserve Bank has kept the cash rate on hold for a few months, so we are seeing a very small decrease in the MPIR. This could mean that the MPIR has reached its peak and could be on the slide down.

Also from 1st April 2024, the refurbished Daily Accommodation Contribution (DAC) rate of $68.14 means an equivalent Refundable Accommodation Contribution (RAC) of $298,215. In June 2022 the RAC was $544,719, meaning that aged care homes that are “RAD-focused” are now less likely to look at fully supported / partially supported residents if the aged care home has already exceeded their 40% supported ratio, as the RAC has now dropped below $300,000.

The change in the MPIR to 8.34% is welcomed but should have no major impact on residents as they enter an aged care home from

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Interest rate (MPIR) is: 8.34%pa
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Human Rights & Aged Care

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Aged Care Star Rating System


Where can I find the Star Ratings?

From , the Government has started to use the STAR RATING system for registered aged care homes (new homes will be allocated a Star Rating after 12 months of operation).

Star Ratings are displayed on the Aged Care Provider Search within the My Aged Care website.

The Star Rating is based upon 5 levels with the middle rating denoting only a minimum baseline of ‘Acceptable’ care quality and services.


Continuous Improvement

The Star Rating System has revealed that 41 % of aged care homes are performing at a 5-star (excellent) or 4-star (good) level.

Star Ratings also reveal that astonishingly 5 % are performing below the minimum standards set, receiving a dismal and disturbing (Improvement Needed) or (Significant Improvement Needed) Star Rating.


Star Rating Support

We support full public disclosure of those aged care homes that are making the effort to exceed the regulated standards and community expectations.

We also support the naming of aged care homes that do not currently provide quality levels of aged care services to the frail elderly and vulnerable members of our community.

The Star Rating system is a key component of the aim for continuous improvement to our aged care system.


Total Homes in each Star Rating level



Excellent
54 homes
2.16 %



Good
964 homes
38.56 %



Acceptable
1357 homes
54.28 %



Improvement Needed
119 homes
4.76 %



Major Improvement
6 homes
0.24 %


TOTAL Homes

2500

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