Parklands Aged Care
What’s changed from 26 May 2021
- Anyone who has been in an interstate area of concern in the last 14 days or since an identified start date (whichever is shorter) cannot enter a residential aged care facility.
- Interstate areas of concern are places in Australia that present an increased COVID-19 risk, that is not as high as hotspots.
- You may enter a residential aged care facility if you have been in an interstate area of concern since the identified start date if you obtain a negative COVID-19 test in Queensland and are:
- an employee, contractor, or student of the facility
- providing goods or services necessary for the facility’s operation
- providing health, medical, personal care or pharmaceutical or pathology services to a resident
- required for emergency management, law enforcement or to comply with a power or function of a government agency or entity
- a prospective resident or a support person of a prospective resident
- maintaining continuity of care for a resident that can’t be delivered by non-contact means – with permission of the facility’s operator
- attending for an end of life visit.
You may be requested to provide evidence of the negative COVID-19 test when entering the facility.
- If you have been to an interstate exposure venue (such as a restaurant or shop), in the last 14 days you cannot enter a residential aged care facility at all. You must follow the quarantine requirements in the Interstate Exposure Venues Direction
For more information, you can view the Aged Care Direction here.
Parklands Residential Aged Care Facility is a 70-bed facility located at the Kirwan Community Health Campus providing frail, aged and memory support to older persons in the community. Each resident is accommodated in a single bedroom with a shared bathroom between bedrooms.
Parklands staff strive to provide quality care services in a home-like environment while maintaining the privacy and dignity of all residents. The team aim to create and support an independent lifestyle with freedom of choice. Our residents participate in a busy program of recreational activities and social outings. Family are actively encouraged to be involved in their loved ones’ care.
Parklands also provides Palliative end-of-life care onsite so residents can remain in comfortable and familiar surroundings.
Parklands also provides short-term overnight community respite for people with high-level respite approval.
Who is eligible for services?
Prospective permanent residents need permanent-care approval on aged care assessment.
Is there a cost?
All residents are required to pay a basic daily fee. Other fees and charges such as Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD) or other means-tested fees are payable depending on income and asset assessment from Department of Human Services
How are services accessed?
Prospective residents are required to lodge an Application for Permanent Entry form, a copy of their My Support Plan/ACCR, a completed Income and Assets assessment (from Dept of Human Services /Centrelink/DVA) and an EPOA if person has impaired capacity.
All applications are waitlisted and prioritised for admission. Prospective residents can tour the facility on regular scheduled days. Contact facility for further details.
All residents or their relative/carer receive a handbook which contains information about privacy, compliments and complaints processes and services that are provided.
Free onsite parking is available.
Access to Parklands is either by the laneway from Thuringowa Drive beside Dan Gleeson Gardens or at lights at corner of Thuringowa Drive and Charles street.
In an emergency you should always call 000.
For non-urgent health advice call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
138 Thuringowa Drive Kirwan QLD 4817
PO Box 1746
Ph: (07) 4433 9100
Fax: +61 4433 9101
Email: Send Email
8:00am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday