Lynden Aged Care Association Inc
as at December 2021
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Are you considering respite care, convalescent care, or permanent care for your elderly loved one at Lynden Aged Care ?
Or you may be seaching for an immediate vacancy at a similar aged care home close to CAMBERWELL ?
Senior Moves can provide an independant and experienced comparison of Lynden Aged Care, including services delivered and the financials, in relation to other aged care homes around CAMBERWELL.
Senior Moves is a respected aged care placement service and can assist you immediately.
Lynden Aged Care is a stand alone, community owned not for profit organisation that began in 1981 as Gaffney House. They provide residential aged care services to 102 residents including 20 residents living in extra service places. Lynden Aged Care also offer accommodation in six two bed-room independent living units at 51 Lynden Street.
Lynden Aged Care has undergone a substantial refurbishment and redevelopment over the last few years, to provide residents with naturally lit, open environments including an in-house café surrounded by a generous communal meeting place overlooking lush gardens and water features.
Lynden Aged Care, comprising high care, low care and extra services sits quietly off a small suburban street in Camberwell along with six high quality independent living units. They are surrounded by parks and walking tracks and every room boasts a beautiful outlook. Lynden has wonderful gardens with many comfortable indoor and outdoor areas for entertaining or simply relaxing.
Lynden Aged Care is a not for profit organisation and relies on donations for the purchase of non-essential equipment, furniture and entertainment. All donations are fully tax deductible and donors can be publicly acknowledged at their request.
An obligation free waiting list is maintained and you are encouraged to phone to make an appointment for a tour.
Lynden Nursing Home (High Care) is set amid beautiful secure garden areas and all windows look out onto either courtyards or trees and grass.
Lynden consists of 30 beds with mostly twin and some single room accommodation. Each bedroom has an en-suite which is shared by one other bedroom. They offer a secure environment with code pads to all exit doors and secured gates to the garden areas. A kitchenette is available for use by family and friends.
The Lynden Nursing Home unit was demolished and replaced by the Leigh wing with 27 single high care rooms with shared ensuites.
GAFFNEY HOSTEL (Low Care) is surrounded by attractive garden areas, some of which are accessible for the residents to enjoy. The Low Care wing is on one level and comprises 30 single rooms all with a private en-suite. There is a well presented dining area and large lounge areas, with a number of smaller sitting areas within the facility. Each wing of the Hostel has a kitchenette equipped with facilities for making tea or coffee for use by residents and their guests. There is also a laundry for those who choose to manage some or all of their laundry.
Residents living in Gaffney Hostel may be required to transfer to Leigh or Kennedy high care if their care needs are not able to be met in the Hostel.
Additional Services means providing a significantly higher standard of accommodation and ‘hotel’ services to residents.
Residents who choose Additional Services can be either High care or Low care and are assured of remaining in their own room regardless of the progression of their care needs.
Other services included in Maling are:
In 1976 Camberwell City Council committed to building a hostel for Senior Citizens of the municipality. A Federal Grant to provide 80% of the capital had been promised, land was secured, and the “Camberwell Senior Citizen Hostel Society” was established.
Councillor Gerry Gaffney was the driving force behind this project and, by a unanimous Council vote, the hostel was named “Gaffney House” in his honour. Gaffney House was officially opened in 1981. Cr. Gaffney set his sights on the next goal and a 30 bed nursing home was constructed adjacent the Hostel – opening in 1991.
In 1992 Camberwell City Council decided to relinquish responsibility for the facility. It established Lynden Aged Care Association Incorporated and appointed a Board of Governance to oversee the operations of the facility. A volunteer Board continues to serve the community and refreshes its membership regularly to ensure a broad skill mix is maintained.
The Board of Governance appoints the Chief Executive Officer who is delegated the responsibility for the management of the facility and the employment of suitable staff.
The admission policy gives priority entry to persons from the City of Boroondara, their primary caregivers or next-of kin.
In 2001 the Board undertook a significant renovation to Gaffney House and oversaw the construction of a 20 bed Extra Services wing which was completed in 2003. Minor capital work to Lynden Nursing Home was also undertaken at this time.
This facility provides a “home away from home” for its residents and each resident in the Hostel has a private bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The Nursing Home accommodation is single or shared rooms with shared bathrooms. Additional Services are available.
Lynden Aged Care has wonderful feature gardens and varied lounge and recreation areas. A comfortable 12 seater bus takes residents on outings and there is a wide recreation program. Music Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Hairdressing are all available on site.
A significant capital works program to rebuild the nursing home and provide additional high care beds was completed in 2018.
49 Lynden Street , CAMBERWELL , 3124, VIC
Type: Community Based
Lynden Aged Care Association Inc
Lynden Aged Care
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency
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The family information session will provide you with up-to-date and unbiased information.
The facility shortlist will help match the right aged care home to your individual family needs.
The RAD Negotiation service has helped many families reduce the accommodation charges.
Making sure that all necessary paperwork is completed correctly and submitted in a timely manner.
We can assist with the settling in period to ensure that all items are fully covered.
Relocation Management will help you carefully disperse, pack, clean, arrange transport and unpack.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care has increased awareness and increased activity of the Aged Care Quality Agency and recent media reports regarding Retirement Villages and aged care homes has reinforced the need to seek experienced assistance when placing a loved one into a Retirement Village, Serviced Apartment, SRS or Aged Care Home.
Senior Moves have detailed knowledge and experience in residential care placement and can make sure that you receive accurate and unbiased information.
We have developed trusted working relationships with many accommodation providers and hospitals but are not affiliated or aligned with any aged care provider or financial organisation.
Covid-19 and the Royal Commission into Aged Care have increased awareness regarding aged care homes.
This has reinforced the benefit of seeking independent and experienced assistance when placing a loved one into an aged care home.
Refundable Accommodation Deposits (RAD) and Additional Service Fees (ASF) can be negotiated with the aged care provider.
We have been achieving excellent outcomes for our family clients for many years.
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