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Samarinda Lodge

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Judah7482 Sep 25, 2018

The quality of food depends so much on the chef, even given the same budget to work with. The same goes for the staff, who perhaps should not just be nominated the staff of the week, but perhaps be rewarded if nominated x number of times as an acknowledgement and an incentive to provide consistent performance. It is done in sales for instance, why not other fields?

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Anabel3992 Dec 17, 2015

Residents are getting older so that even if the ratio of carers to residents may meet the mark, response time is much, much longer. Also there is no alternative to the buzzer (for service) when residents have lost the ability to use it. Casual staff are unaware of particular needs of residents-true in all facilities, I guess. Care is compromised when they are on duty. The facility is expanding. I wonder how it will cope as I understand there will be a dementia wing/floor. It is an excellent facility if your loved one is still functioning well ( can perform all everyday activities).

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J. Koh-Romary Sep 26, 2015

Mum has enjoyed the activities, even if limited by language barrier and fitness, offered by her residential care interesting. We feel the 24 hour care is more than any of her children can ever hope to offer. The kitchen staff in particular often makes the effort to accommodate her tastebuds. Can't be happier.

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adancer Jun 13, 2015

I have noticed my mother seems content here. The staff are very approachable and kind.

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Rosalee2919 Jun 01, 2015

This Aged Care Centre caters to 40 residents both high and low care, although expansion to house twice as many residents are underway. The environment is very clean and fresh. Lunches are usually great but sandwiches for dinner sometimes are less appealing. It redeems itself with luscious soups however. Residents are entertained with varied activities on most days. A friendly staff.

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Daughter of two aged Apr 15, 2015

Perfect care in a building that is slowly being replaced - have tried a few and got mum in on Respite (at a risk of loosing a bed elsewhere). So glad we took the risk - everyone from the cleaners up are so good and kind!

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About Samarinda Lodge

Samarinda Aged Services is a leading not for profit organisation with an excellent industry reputation for innovation, quality staffing and services. The organisation provides residential and specialist day respite programs to the local Ashburton, Boroondara and Monash community.Samarinda has continued to develop and improve services in response to the changing needs of its users. This has been achieved by integrating services to provide residential permanent and respite care through Samarinda Lodge, specialist dementia day and carer respite services through Elsie Salter house as well as a centre based Diamond Day Respite service for clients with complex high care needs wishing to remain living at home.Through the delivery of the highest quality of care, whilst respecting real choices and options, through implementation of best practices and information and technology, the organisation has consistently performed well against the Department of Social Services

Available Rooms

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Private room with Ensuite


Single room + ensuite



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Room size (sqm)

Private 16m2 room with additional ensuite bathroom

Room Description

Samarinda offers a comfortable homely and friendly environment for our residents that foster independence dignity and respect. All private rooms are filled with superior quality dcor and fittings including carpet built in robes air conditioning ceiling fan heater a small desk and bedside drawers are offered and beds specific to the residents needs. Telephone and television connections are also fitted within the rooms along with picture rails to add your own person touch. For the more technological savvy residents wifi is also available on request. Many of our rooms offer a garden outlook.

Common Areas Description

The light and bright communal areas provide a homely feel along with the secured landscaped courtyard creating a peaceful environment for residents family and friends to come together to socialise or relax.

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