Day RespiteDaytime Care for the AgedWho Live at Home


HOW DO I BOOK DAY RESPITE?

Call one of our sites to speak to our friendly Admissions Teams, or call 0416 202 373 for our Group Admissions Manager.

We will assess your respite needs and outline eligibility and assessment requirements. Arrangements can also be made to visit our facilities to trial our services. Our Admission Teams will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the service, including fees and care planning.

WHO CAN USE THIS SERVICE?

Our day respite services are available to people over the age of 65 and are subject to assessment by the Manager or our nominated representative.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The program operates on a reasonable fee-for-service basis which can be discussed at time of enquiry. Costs may vary slightly depending on the level of care required.

WHAT IS DAY RESPITE CARE?

Our low care day respite program offers daytime care for the aged who live at home. Medical and Aged Care Group homes are safe and welcoming, offering socialisation and stimulation programs for your loved one as well as respite for carers.

Access to allied health, nursing, hairdressing and other services may also be arranged for those attending the day program, providing further assistance to carers. Our day respite service has a focus on healthy, positive living through structured activity programs.

Our staff are highly skilled and experienced in specific areas of low level residential care including:
  • Dementia and related illness
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Complex medical
  • Mobility issues
  • Disability & frailty
WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED?
We offer comprehensive services including:
  • Regular community outings
  • Assistance with personal care including medications
  • Structured leisure and lifestyle activities are offered to individuals and small groups. Programs are designed to support, maintain and respond to individual client needs.
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch are provided. Consideration is given to special dietary needs and staff are available to provide full assistance if required.
  • Clients can be self-referred, referred by a General Practitioner or other Health Practitioner.

The needs of clients and carers are assessed and regularly reviewed to assist in providing high quality care.


Palliative Care


Medical and Aged Care supports the palliative approach as defined by the World Health Organisation.

The World Health Organization defines palliative care as: “…an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.”

MACG believes that palliative care is not just care provided in the final stages of life, but which helps our residents live well with a terminal and/or chronic illness.

There are many elements to the palliative care approach utilised by MACG, including pain and symptom management and involves a systematic approach to providing holistic person-centred care. Our approach is to ensure you are kept comfortable and that you maintain good quality of life. Our approach to palliative care involves many allied health professionals who all bring a range of specialised skills to help you manage your care requirements.

Underpinning the MACG approach is;

  • Clinical integrity and care
  • Mutual respect and trust
  • Travelling the journey together
  • Compassion and dignity

Our staff continually strive to work with our residents and the people important in their lives to provide them with an environment in which they feel supported and safe, cared for, and where their expectations are met or exceeded. MACG also provides an environment for staff where they have the knowledge and skills to meet these care needs.


Allied Health


There are a number of services that offer a range of therapies available to you in aged care.

What types of services are available?

These services, also known as allied health services, can include but are not limited to:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech pathology
  • Podiatry (foot care)
  • Dietitian
  • Remedial massage therapist
  • Wound Consultants
  • Palliative Care
  • Mental Health Teams
  • Dementia Consultants

The needs of clients and carers are assessed and regularly reviewed to assist in providing high quality care.


Additional Service Packages


MACG provides enhanced lifestyle service packages for all to enjoy. Additional services does not mean a higher level of care is provided, all residents are afforded the same quality of care.

The enhanced lifestyle package allows you to purchase additional lifestyle options for your loved one. These may vary slightly by residence but you can expect to find services such as the examples below regardless of where your loved one resides:

  • A selection of alcoholic beverages are available during happy hour
  • Hot breakfast per month - made to order by kitchen
  • Pamper sessions
  • Therapeutic Remedial Massage - Qualified Therapist
  • Internet sessions as requested with provision of Tablet- Skype/ Emailing/Internet searches
  • Free coffee at local Café
  • Special guest meal packages

Please talk to your Admissions Team regarding the specific services at your residence of choice.

Currently Lifestyle enhancement packages are available at Casey Aged Care and Casey Manor


Admission enquiries:

For Admission enquiries,
please contact
Samantha Freeman.

Phone: (03) 9428 2800