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Residential Aged Care

Bethesda Aged Care Centre

58 Talford Street Rockhampton 4700 QLD

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Bethesda Aged Care Centre offers a cosy and lively home with a strong sense of community. Centrally located, we are close to Rockhampton CBD, hospitals, local services and Capricorn Coast. This single level residence has leafy gardens and a water fountain, and is surrounded by tropical north Queensland greenery. Our Centre is managed by a team of professionals who go beyond the clinical to make certain that residents feel comfortable, safe and loved. 

Providing all the comforts of home, personalised care, health and wellbeing programs and a wide range of amenities, we pride ourselves on helping our residents live their best lives.

We recognise the importance of family and friends to our residents' wellbeing and encourage them to be an active part of our community. We also have strong ties and work closely with the local community, and over time we have built a reputation as an organisation that genuinely cares for others in need without discrimination.

Come chat with us and experience our home for yourself!

Our Services

Bethesda Aged Care Centre offers 24-hour permanent care including memory support and palliative care; and respite (short-term) careWe also offer eligible residents in-house NDIS services.

Residents trust that they are in good hands with our care team of fully qualified and committed individuals who share The Salvation Army values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity and collaboration. We have a person-centred approach to all the care that we provide. 

Our staff and Chaplain go beyond the clinical to cater for the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our residents. 

Each staff member has undergone reference and security checks to ensure they are fully qualified, experienced and are passionate about working in the aged care sector. Our staff undergo ongoing training as well to make sure they are up to speed with the latest processes and knowledge. Emotional intelligence and sensitivity to diversity are other key factors that we take into consideration when recruiting staff into our Centre community.

We offer a range of single rooms with private or shared bathrooms. All rooms are fully furnished and have a 24-hour emergency call system for added peace of mind. Other features include:

  • Electronically adjustable bed and side table
  • Built-in cupboards
  • Nurse call bell system 
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning
  • TV and telephone connections available
  • Garden and courtyard views 

This is your home, you are most welcome to bring in your own favourite items - photos, mementos and accessories to dress the room to your own taste and preferences. *

*All items must meet the Centre's work, health and safety guidelines. 

Meals are cooked daily onsite by a qualified chef in consultation with the dietician. The menu is regularly rotated to promote choice and take advantage of what is in season. Each meal has a selection of high protein, vegetarian and modified options. We also cater for special dietary and cultural requirements. 

Nutrition programs can also be organised as required.

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We take fun quite seriously! The Centre has a dedicated Lifestyle team that organises daily activities based on the suggestions of residents via resident meetings, including regular outings, animal and music therapy, visiting entertainers, celebrations, games, gardening, cooking, collaborations and community projects with volunteer groups and many more.

We offer:

  • Interactive games combined with fitness activities which are carefully planned and organised by our Lifestyle and Care teams and then integrated into our daily routine
  • Weekly hairdresser visits at our onsite salon for a bit of pampering
  • Centre bus for resident outings and trips
  • Mobile library supplied by Rockhampton library
  • Recreational room for individual and/or group activities
  • Landscaped courtyard with water fountain for relaxation and quiet time

Scheduled visits from the local GP and other Allied Health services as needed for our permanent residents (not respite), including occupational therapy, optometrist, audiologist and physiotherapist.

We have a holistic model of care. The Centre Chaplains play an important role in bringing this to life. We also have a chapel onsite. Whatever your beliefs, our Chaplains are here to assist in your spiritual and emotional journey, if you wish - because we don't have clients, only family.

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