Residents, along with their families and the team of caring staff, are the heart of this Toowoomba aged care service. We have been part of the Toowoomba community since 1935. We operate in two separate locations – Salem in Hume St and Northridge Salem in Holberton St. Both are minutes from Toowoomba’s town centre.
HAZEL Frohloff no longer has to leave Northridge Salem aged care service to visit her GP.
Instead she can visit with Dr Elizabeth Flynn at a new on-site clinic, located within the Toowoomba aged care service.
We work with our residents to understand the things that are most important to them. We also provide:
“For 80 years Salem Lutheran Aged Care has evolved and remains committed to providing care that encourages wellness, fulfilment with a sense of home and family.”
Jason Coles, Service Manager Salem and Northridge
All LCC aged care services offer access to nostalgia radio station Silver Memories. Residents enjoy the tailored music broadcasts as part of reminiscence sessions and a range of other enjoyable pastimes.
"The staff have always been very approachable and helpful whenever we feel the need to have a chat about mum and her problems as her dementia worsens. The diversional therapists are wonderful with so many interesting activities planned to fill the day. We usually find mum occupied by quizzes, word games, painting, cooking and pampering sessions. She is also happy with her spiritual care. We also appreciate the volunteers, visiting choirs and musicians who help fill in the hours for residents. We are very grateful for the care mum receives." Errol Goebel, resident’s son
"There is a lovely little garden outside the section of Northridge known as Magnolia Manor. It is the voluntary work of various of the staff who work at Northridge – apparently one lady, in particular, can work a full shift at Northridge, then put on her gardening gloves and work in the garden for a couple of hours. As you can see, it's full of colour. Mum is as well cared for and happy as she could possibly be which is an enormous relief for me." Jane Hobbs, resident’s daughter
"Salem management and staff believe that wellness and living life, rather than institutional aged care, has borne the fruits of success and happiness within our facilities. We are about supporting our older Australians in collaboration with their family members, our volunteers and staff." Terry Arthur, Regional General Manager
Smoke-free policy: Important information for prospective residents
Our residential aged care services are unable to accommodate new residents who wish to smoke. This policy is in response to Queensland legislation banning smoking by any person on or near the grounds of these services. These measures are also part of our transition to a smoke-free environment that better supports the health and wellbeing of everyone who lives at, works at or visits our services.