Located in Ashburton, Samarinda Aged Services Inc is a community for the aged. We are an independent not for profit organisation and are proud of our community heritage and philosophy. Samarinda provides a range of care and related services designed to meet the needs of the aged.
The name Samarinda is an Indonesian word, originally pronounced Samarenda, meaning equal in height. It originates from the description of the way in which houses were constructed to be generally the same height. This had important social relevance, symbolising equality between residents with no person being higher or lower than another. Stradbroke Island was originally named Minjerribah - meaning island in the sun. Here there is a place named Samarinda.
Residential Care Our multi- award winning residential facility, Samarinda Lodge was established in 1995 and provides low level care with ageing in place as well as high and low level respite care.
Adult Day Respite Established since 1991, Elsie Salter House was a pioneer of day respite service for those living with memory loss and dementia and remains a leader in the field of dementia care.
Training Centre Samarinda’s training centre is a state of the art venue for the health and aged care sector and related training. The architect designed, modern, light filled centre comfortably seats up to 50 participants and is available for hire 7 days per week up to 10pm. Catering is available. Samarinda’s computer training facility is fully equipped for up to 8 participants at individual computers or 16 at shared computers, and is supported by our on-site IT personnel.
Our People Meet the staff and residents of Samarinda