Yallambee Lodge aged care home is located: 1 Binalong Street, Cooma NSW 2630 • Tel: (02) 6452 1669

Supportive and inviting home in Cooma

Built and opened in 1995, Yallambee Lodge is a 40 bed aged care facility with 38 permanent beds and 2 respite beds. All rooms are private with en-suite. We deliver a diverse range of care services including palliative care to our residents who require assistance because of their complex personal and care needs. Yallambee Lodge also caters for residents with higher needs.

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Standard Room

Each of the 24 standard rooms has a private ensuite. Vinyl flooring throughout with underfloor heating. An overhead fan is supplied in each bedroom. Curtains, television and telephone connection points are provided. All rooms have built in wardrobes and a small lockable safe. Ongoing maintenance ensure all fittings and fixtures are kept at a quality standard.
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Superior Room

Each of the 16 superior rooms has a private ensuite. Vinyl flooring throughout with underfloor heating. An overhead fan is supplied in each bedroom. Curtains, television and telephone connection points are provided. All rooms have built in wardrobes and a small lockable safe. Ongoing maintenance ensure all fittings and fixtures are kept at a quality standard.

All rooms feature:

  • Built in wardrobe
  • Garden views
  • Private ensuite bathroom
  • Under floor heating in common areas
  • Air conditioning in common areas
  • Telephone connection
  • Lockable safe
  • Quality fittings and fixtures
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Lounge & sitting area • Dining room • Garden • Large, welcoming communal areas • Laundry • Kitchen (Houses 4 and 5 have secure kitchens) • Open shared spaces for activities and socialising • Raised garden beds • Internet kiosk

Inspired care for the senior community in Cooma

Offering you a full range of aged care services, delivered by a warm and friendly team of care professionals who will ensure your needs, preferences and choices are top of mind. We accommodate individuals with varying care needs, providing options to suit a budget. With a diverse range of care staff at Yallambee, including Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Carers, your care will be delivered by people who are familiar with, and trained to give care appropriate to your needs. A Registered Nurse is on call 24 hours a day and all care is assessed, and monitored, by a qualified nurse.
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Residential aged care
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Palliative care
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Home has 'live in' pets
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24/7 Registered nursing
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Booked respite beds

Services + Amenities

A range of programs and activities are developed to encourage participation and reduce isolation, including community based outings. Residents are offered care supports which meet their individual needs and offers the best possible quality of life. The facility is divided in to five separate houses on the one site. Each house accommodates eight residents. Each house has a large lounge room, dining room and kitchen. There is also a quiet sitting area in each house, all accessible to residents (Houses 4 and 5 have secure kitchens). All common areas are air conditioned and have under floor heating. Each house has a laundry which may be accessed after the laundress completes her shift.

Experienced team

Skilled specialists and a clinical staff are always at the ready, giving residents and their families peace of mind.

  • Registered nurses (24 hours/day)
  • Personal care assistants (dressing, hygienic care and more)
  • Housekeeping services (cleaning, laundry)
  • In-house chef
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Tailored services

A dedicated leisure and lifestyle officer provides supportive therapy and enjoyable activities. In addition, residents can receive care from specialised providers who visit frequently.

  • Laundry service
  • 24 hour registered nurses
  • Enrolled nurses
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Our in-house chef prepares tasty and nutritious hot meals every day, using the freshest produce and seasonal flavours. Our food focus meetings are held each month to ensure the menu accommodates the choices and preferences of every resident.

  • Prepared fresh, on site
  • Healthy and well balanced
  • Tasty and nutritious hot meals every day
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Activities + excursions

Our dedicated and social lifestyle team at Yallambee Lodge design an varied calendar of activities for you to maximise your day. Our team invests time in learning your passions, preferences and likes – the more we know the more we are able to enhance your experience.

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Sense of community

We respect and encourage choice and independence so you feel motivated to remain engaged with local community activities and groups. We have a variety of activities including exercise classes, tai chi, ceramics and bingo. Beautiful outdoor areas allow residents to spend time in the fresh air and participate in gardening activities.

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In person + video calls

Family and friends may visit 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 Yallambee Lodge

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:

$400,000 Standard Room

$450,000 Superior Room

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

Option 2: DAP

Daily payments:



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 $400,000
and 50% daily payment (DAP) of $91.40

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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: myagedcare.gov.au

A word to prospective residents

Before becoming a resident at Yallambee Lodge, 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.
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