Salem Lutheran Aged Care

Organisation Lutheran Community Care (QLD) (13 other services)

Location 280 Hume St, South Toowoomba QLD 4350
Phone (07) 4687 4800  ·  Fax (07) 4636 3344
DPS id 14845

Overview

Salem has been part of the landscape of Toowoomba and surrounding districts for the past 75 years. Along the way, the service has forged deep and broad links with the local community and gained a solid reputation, becoming a sought-after provider in the region.

We have two services at separate sites in Toowoomba (Salem and Salem Northridge), both just minutes from the city centre, offering high care, low care and secure dementia support.

In order to continually improve our quality of service to residents, our staff benefit from training partnerships with the University of Southern Queensland, the Toowoomba Hospice and St Vincent’s hospital. These partnerships help staff to update their skills and learn about innovative approaches to supporting residents.

We collaborate with local organisations and volunteers to promote variety, companionship and emotional support to residents. Salem and Northridge Salem provide a variety of activities designed to be mentally stimulating and meaningful. We also offer regular activities including day trips, craft groups, gardening, men’s groups and more.

We are proud to be part of the ‘first wave’ of aged care services in Australia to offer Consumer Directed Home Care packages. These packages support older people to age well at home. As the name suggests, the client has control over what types of services are purchased with their funding.

“The staff have always been very approachable and helpful whenever we feel the need to have a chat about Mum and her problems as her dementia worsens. The diversional therapists are wonderful with so many interesting activities planned to fill the day. We usually find mum occupied by quizzes, word games, painting, cooking and pampering sessions. We are very grateful for the care Mum receives.” - Errol Goebel (resident’s son)

Gardens

Courtyards nestled within the facility display flowering plants and potted colour, creating quiet and inviting areas. Some of the feature areas include a Japanese garden dotted with ornamentals, a covered sitting area and a fish pond.

We believe the garden can be a source of great pleasure, and a place of healing for residents. There's plenty of opportunities to get involved in the garden, through pruning plants in the garden beds or tending balconies filled with potted plants.

Features

Aged care home

101 beds. 1 respite bed.

24/7 registered nursing, Partners without ACAT considered, Secure garden, Specialist services (Physiotherapy, podiatry).

Home care packages level 1

Lutheran Community Care Toowoomba

8 packages offered in total.

General packages.

Home care packages level 2

Lutheran Community Care Toowoomba

15 packages offered in total.

General packages.

Home care packages level 3

Lutheran Community Care Toowoomba

5 packages offered in total.

General packages.

Servicing the following LGA / council district

Toowoomba QLD.

Day therapy centre

Salem Day Therapy Centre

Complementary therapists, Dietitians & Nutritionists, Diversional therapists, Exercise therapists, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Registered nurses, Speech therapists.
Includes Wellness Program.

On-site facilities

Chapel / Church, Hairdressing salon.

These services are operated by Lutheran Community Care (QLD).

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