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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Samarinda is approved for the following NDIS related services:
Do you have a loved one who needs respite care, convalescent care or permanent placement at Samarinda Lodge or another aged care facility in the ASHBURTON area ?
Preferably with an accommodation payment (RAD / DAP), and any additional service fees, within your budget ?
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286 High Street , ASHBURTON , 3147, VIC
Service Provider: Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services Inc
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency
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Mr Lou Pascuzzi (CEO) and his team at TLC Aged Care have been hired by the Morrison Government to vaccinate 5,500 elderly residents who are still not immunised in Victorian aged care homes. https://t.co/f2fJ8Ps9tu pic.twitter.com/POifujrWWR— aged care connect (@agedcareconnect) June 13, 2021
Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has recommended that children should be permitted to visit, as well as service providers, as long as appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures were in place. This will help with the residents mental health and wellbeing. pic.twitter.com/MQj1vB0mKg— aged care connect (@agedcareconnect) June 24, 2020