Aged Care

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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Cooinda opened its doors in 1968 as a 25 bed hostel called Cooinda Aged People’s Homes. Nearby Tanderra was officially opened in March 1991 and the 40 bed facility was soon at capacity. Eight beds were added in 2001 bringing the total to 48 care beds.

Cooinda underwent a major re-fit in 2004 adding ensuites to all rooms and two new wings of 12 beds each. In 2019 building began on Stage 1 of the new development with the new lodge to accommodate 36 new ensuite rooms with state of the art facilities.

Room Options

84 Rooms, all single  with private ensuites.

12 bed secure dementia wing.

Team Structure

Our team consists of clinical staff and specialists, including registered nurses and personal care assistants available on-call, 24-hours a day. A leisure and lifestyle officer arranges activities and therapy. Team members are passionate, caring and friendly and go above and beyond to build a genuine rapport with residents and their family members.

Care Structure

We offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of services including:

  • Residential aged care
  • Palliative care
  • Respite care
  • Secure Dementia care

Provided Services

With attention to the complete health and wellbeing of our residents, the services we offer combine specialist care with quality of life. Beyond our standard care offerings, further services accommodate specific needs of residents.

Dedicated specialists like dietitians, podiatrists and speech therapists make frequent visits, along with physiotherapists for mobility and pain management. We also have a visiting dental service and hearing specialists that come to the facility as required.

Food & Diet

Healthy and balanced meal choices are always available and prepared fresh on-site. Meals can also be tailored to fit any dietary requirements.

Activities & Excursions

Entertainment is coordinated by the leisure and lifestyle officer who looks after events and activities that are planned over a social calendar.

Prospective Tenants

Entering aged care can present a significant lifestyle change for some people and may seem complicated. So before becoming a Cooinda resident, it is important you and your loved ones make the best decisions regarding your aged care. For prospective residents, we’ve detailed the key steps involved here.




Basic Daily Fee

A basic daily fee is used to contribute towards your day-to-day living costs such as meals, cleaning, laundry, heating and cooling. It is part of the overall fees you pay towards your care.

The basic daily fee increases on 20 March and 20 September each year in line with changes to the Age Pension.

The basic daily fee is 85% of the single person rate of the basic age pension. From 20 March 2022 to 19 September 2022 the basic daily fee will be:

$54.69 per day

This amount is indexed with the age pension. This applies even if you are a member of a couple.


Means-tested Care Fee

A contribution to care fee is paid to the federal government where a person is in a financial position to do so. The cost (if any) of a person’s Contribution to Care Fee is dependent on their financial situation and is determined by the government. Please note the government have a lifetime cap on this fee.


Accommodation Lump Sum or Daily Payment

Check out the table below to find out more about prices and what kind of facilities are included.

 Standard Room Premium RoomSuperior Room
What is RAD?
DAPWhat is DAP?$44.60$55.75$61.33
Large Room (18m2)
Extra Large Room (22m2)
Private Ensuite
Modern Construction
Built in Wardrobe
Premium Furniture and Fittings
Modern Electric Bed
Recreation Room Access
Courtyard and Outdoor Access
Lounge and Sitting Area Access
Smoke and Heat Detectors
Fire Sprinkler System
Secure Dementia Area Available