Cooinda aged care home is located: 38 Maple Cres, Lithgow NSW 2790 • Tel:  (02) 6351 4071

Introducing a bright, new day for Lithgow’s senior community

Cooinda has been an important community asset for Lithgow since 1968. The home has seen various additions and upgrades over the past 50 years and the recent addition of a brand new 36 bed wing signals the exciting next stage of development for Cooinda.

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Standard Room

Large room with garden view features a desk and private ensuite
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Premium Room

Extra-large, modern room with choice of either garden or mountain view, premium furniture & fittings including bedside table, armchair, air conditioning and private ensuite.
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Deluxe Room

Extra-large, modern room with garden view, king bed, premium furniture & fittings including built in drawers, bedside table, desk & chair, air conditioning and private ensuite.
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Premium Room with Balcony

Extra-large, modern room with outdoor area overlooking a mountain view, premium furniture & fittings including built in drawers, bedside table, desk & chair, air conditioning and private ensuite.

All rooms feature:

  • Built in wardrobe
  • Electric bed
  • Smoke & heat detectors
  • Fire sprinkler system
  • Wi-Fi (opted as an additional service)
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Recreation room • Courtyard • Lounge & sitting area

For specialty aged care, turn to Cooinda

Residents of Cooinda would be the first to tell you that it’s the place they’re proud to call home. With 84 single rooms, including a secure 12 bed memory support unit, private ensuites and state-of-the-art amenities, we offer the most comprehensive range of services, including:
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Residential aged care
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Palliative care
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Respite care

Services + Amenities

Since its 1968 beginnings as a 25 bed hostel, Cooinda has undergone many upgrades and additions over the years to ensure quality care for its residents. Today, progress continues under the ownership of Respect, Cooinda thrives as a model for aged care with further developments planned for a bright future. *Some services are included in our additional services package, which incurs an additional daily fee. Please refer to our Premium additional services brochure for full details.

Experienced team

It’s important to know what to look for in an aged care facility. Cooinda provides residents with access to skilled clinical staff and specialists.

  • Housekeeping services (cleaning, rubbish removal)
  • Personal care assistants (dressing, hygienic care and more)
  • Registered nurses (daily/on call evenings) and physiotherapist
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Tailored services

Our social team arranges special activities and therapy sessions. Residents also have frequent visits from specialists, such as:

  • Podiatrists
  • Dieticians
  • Audiologists
  • Optometrists
  • Hairdressers
  • Hearing & music therapy
  • Dental services
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Nutritious meals are always available to support the health and wellbeing of our residents.

  • Three meals daily, including two hot meals
  • Prepared fresh, on site
  • Seasonally rotated menu
  • Healthy and well balanced
  • Available snacks
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Activities + excursions

Keeping active benefits the mental, physical and emotional health of older people. That’s why at Cooinda, we have a leisure and lifestyle officer who plans a lively social calendar of entertainment, events and activities. 

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Sense of community

Cooinda is committed to providing each resident with a sense of belonging. Within a large facility, it’s especially important to treat everyone as a person, not a patient. The culture at Cooinda is filled with heart, which spurs genuine friendships among residents and staff.

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In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit Cooinda anytime. For added peace of mind, remote video calls are always available. Our team is skilled to assist with technology to set up a successful video call. 

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Explanation of fees at Cooinda

The amount that you will have to contribute toward the cost of your care is determined by factors such as room size, financial situation and personal needs. We have accommodation options that cater to everybody, from people who are on a full pension to those who have the means to contribute more.

Accomodation cost

This covers your room rental. You may be eligible for Governmental financial assistance.

How will I know if I’m eligible for financial assistance for aged care?

Financial assistance is available to those who truly need it. A means assessment will determine your eligibility based on your financial situation

The Australian Government will pay your aged care costs if:

Your income is below:


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Your assets are below:


You pay full if:

Your income is greater than:


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Your assets are greater than:


What are my options if I am self-funding my aged care?

The good news is, if you are paying for your aged care costs without Government assistance, you have a choice as to how you pay:

Option 1: RAD

A lump sum payment:

$500,000 Standard room

$550,000 Premium room

$550,000 Premium - Balcony

$550,000 Deluxe room

RAD = Refundable Accommodation Deposit
Fully refundable when you leave the home.

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:

$114.52 Standard room

$125.97 Premium room

$125.97 Premium - Balcony

$125.97 Deluxe room

DAP = Daily Accommodation Payment
Rental-style, non-refundable payments.

Option 3: RAD + DAP

A combination of 50% RAD + 50% DAP
50% refundable when you leave the home.

Example of combination payment of a standard room:
50% refundable deposit (RAD) of $250,000
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $57.26

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Food & services cost

This fee covers the cost of day-to-day services, such as meals, cleaning, laundry and facilities management.

Based on current rate:

$61.96 / day

$22,615.40 / year

The basic daily fee = 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension. This changes twice per year.

Care cost

An ongoing fee that covers your personal and clinical care.

Personal care may include help with:
Bathing, dressing, grooming, toilet & shower support, etc.

Clinical care may include:
Specialised nursing services, medication management, catheter care, etc.

Means-tested care fees have annual and lifetime caps:

Maximum $33,309.29 / year

Maximum $79,942.44 / lifetime

Not everyone will have to pay a means-tested care fee; it is based upon your specific needs. If you do need to pay a care fee, the exact amount is determined through a means assessment. It may be determined after the needs assessment that you pay part of the cost and the Australian Government pays the rest.

Learn more out financial Government assistance at:

A word to prospective residents

Before becoming a resident at Cooinda, it’s important for you and your loved ones to have an honest, open discussion. After all, this may be a significant lifestyle change, which can bring about many questions. To help you have the conversation, we’ve detailed key steps for those considering aged care.

To set up an in-home consultation, please reach out to our Customer Relationship Consultant.

Jacqui Brownlow 0481 097 301

Jacqui Brownlow
0481 097 301

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