Services & Programs

In addition to the below outlined programs and services, Cooinda Aged Care Centre offers residents:

  • Choice of own doctor and pharmacy
  • Medication supervision
  • Registered Nurse onsite 24/7
  • 24-hour emergency on-site call system
  • Nursing staff on-site call system
  • Nutritious home style meals prepared on site
  • Visits by several religious denominations
  • Access to local bus service and a community bus
  • Weekly visiting Hairdresser
  • Provision for television, Foxtel, telephone and internet
  • Café open Monday to Friday 9.00am – 1.30pm
  • Community Visitors Scheme

Local Medical Clinics visit Cooinda regularly to consult and treat residents.  QML visits as required and pharmacies regularly deliver medications ordered by doctors.

Respite Care

Cooinda Aged Care Centre has short-term accommodation available for High and Low level care needs. This is a service to support carers to help them take care of themselves.

Whilst in Respite, the resident remains at Cooinda overnight. If the resident does not stay at Cooinda overnight, it is deemed that the Department of Human Services discharges them.  For more information on room availability, contact

Lifestyle Department

The Cooinda Lifestyle Department consists of an enthusiastic team, dedicated to providing a variety of daily activities to suit all interests. The aim of the Department is to focus on improving the quality of life through meaningful and fun-filled activities. Along with group activities, tailor-designed stimulation activities for individual needs and desires are offered.

Some of the regular group and individual activities include: concerts, cooking, shopping, men’s shed, ladies morning, arts & craft, board games, bus trips and much more. Along with regular events the Lifestyle Department hosts large functions such as the Christmas Party, Cooinda Show Day and monthly themed luncheons which family and friends of residents are encouraged to join in.  A weekly What’s Happening calendar keeps residents informed of the diverse Lifestyle program of activities and outings.

Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary is an organisation of volunteers who come together and hold fund raising stalls for Cooinda Aged Care Centre. The Ladies Auxiliary not only raises funds for Cooinda, but also provides residents with birthday cards and coordinates special functions for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas parties, to name just a few.


Cooinda volunteers help provide emotional support to residents who may not receive many visitors. This may involve sitting down having a chat, taking the resident for a walk or even reading a book. The volunteers also assist the Lifestyle Department with setting up and encouraging residents to participate in the many activities offered, including escorting residents to and from these activities and outings.

New volunteers with a range of skills and abilities are always welcomed and encouraged to apply.  Before commencing with us, however, you need to register with the Gympie Region Volunteer Centre (GRVC) at Yah’Ning Place, 2/107 Mary Street, Gympie.  You can also phone them on 0408 992 822, or Email:   Then after attending one of our orientation sessions, you’ll be ready to join our great team of volunteers.

Allied Health Program

Cooinda Aged Care residents have access to a range of dedicated allied health professionals on site, including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology and Massage Therapy.

Services include:

  • Initial needs assessment and review as required
  • Rehabilitation following injury, illness or surgery
  • Group exercise classes
  • One-on-one individual exercise programs
  • Pain management clinics
  • Equipment prescription
  • Falls assessment and prevention
  • Oedema management including compression bandaging
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Environmental support and individual programming for residents with Dementia
  • Review of mobility, self-care, and leisure needs as requested by nursing staff
  • Massage

For any Allied Health services not offered by the Cooinda Allied Health team, appointments can be arranged with visiting professionals from the local community.



“Since I started using the exercise bike and other weight bearing machines with the allied health staff I have found my health and walking ability is improving each week. I would recommend more residents use these facilities.” – Paul Caulfield, Cooinda Resident.