Lynden Aged Care Association Inc
as at December 2021
Do you have an elderly loved one who needs respite care, convalescent care or permanent placement at Lynden Aged Care or another aged care facility in the CAMBERWELL area ?
Preferably with an accommodation payment (RAD / DAP), and any additional service fees, within your budget ?
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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
Category: Community Based
Provider: Lynden Aged Care Association Inc
Lynden Aged Care
Accreditation Status: Accreditation Report
Source: Aged Care Quality Agency
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