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Respite care

Short-term care for respite and day respite programs

At MACG, you're not just a resident—you're family. At each of our 8 aged care homes in Melbourne, we combine clinical support with a range of lifestyle activities.

Our respite care and day respite programs provide short-term care in a warm and homelike environment, and we make sure you're well taken care of in your home away from home.

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A home where you're a part of the family

Whether you're looking to join our respite care day program or book a short-term stay in one of our residential respite care homes, MACG can help you feel at home.

We consciously operate a smaller number of aged care homes with fewer beds, so we have a greater ability to cater to your individual needs. We tailor our care approach so residents feel comfortable, respected and at home.

Respite care services

  • High quality of care
  • Residential respite care
  • Respite day program activities
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle programs
  • Dietitian-approved meals

Homes with fewer beds and a community atmosphere

Relationship-focused care approach based on family values

Honesty and transparency in everything we do

Highly qualified and experienced care teams

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Life in our homes

Our homes are just the foundations. It's the residents and the staff which make the atmosphere warm and vibrant. Our residents have access to a wide range of wellbeing and lifestyle programs, as well as opportunities to volunteer for the local community.

Home away from home

Our homes are warm and inviting, with high-quality facilities and friendly, qualified staff. Whether you're staying for a week, or just visiting for the day, our homes are a comfortable place to enjoy social connections.

  • 24-hour staffing with qualified care teams
  • Care services to suit all needs
  • Allied health services at additional cost
  • Delicious, dietitian-certified meals cooked by our on-site catering team
  • Laundry/hotel services
  • Long-term residential care
  • Palliative care

Balanced and connected lifestyles

You won't be bored in our homes. We have a range of lifestyle activities and programs focused on fostering social connections, healthy activity, and emotional wellbeing.

  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Cultural and spiritual wellbeing
  • Social, emotional, and pastoral support
  • Mobility and wellness
  • Seated Tai Chi
  • Movement to music
  • Walking groups
  • Physiotherapy exercise classes
  • Pet and animal visits
  • Community giving and volunteering
  • Meal preparation and baking for community groups
  • Community fundraising
  • Music, movies, and travel exploration
  • Sensory programs
  • Memory and reminiscence programs

Community engagement

Reaching out to the local community is an engaging and rewarding activity. That's why our residents and care teams have established a number of volunteer programs and regularly volunteer for charities of their choice.

  • All our homes raise funds for charities including Beyond Blue and Cancer Council Australia
  • Each home supports a particular charity within the local area
  • Residents volunteer, either individually or as groups, through cooking and baking, knitting and making crafts to sell for fundraising, and sorting items for charity op shops

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Our homes across Victoria

We have 8 residential homes across Melbourne and regional Victoria. At each one, you'll experience a welcoming and inviting atmosphere.

Our homes

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Frequently asked questions

When should I use respite care?

Respite care is a practical and helpful solution if you are recovering from an illness or injury and require additional support. Sometimes, carers themselves just need a short break—which is where we come in.

What is the difference between respite care and the respite day program?

Respite care refers to short stays in our homes. The respite day program is available for those looking to experience our communities before either joining for respite care or looking for long-term residential care. It's a non-committal way to experience our aged care residences.

What do I need to bring?

If you're staying with us, you'll need to bring:

  • Current medication, medication charts, spare scripts, medical diagnosis
  • Clothing clearly labelled (or else we can arrange labels for you)
  • Toiletries
  • Details for any cultural requirements
  • Personal items to assist in making your room personalised
  • Completed paperwork, as required

Can I have visitors?

Of course! MACG is your home away from home—you can have your friends and family over whenever you like. We have tea and coffee and some snacks available, and if you'd like to have a guest for dinner, you'll just need to let your care team know in advance.

What health services are available?

We have partnered with allied health professionals. Services range from remedial massage and occupational therapy to dentists, optometrists, and geriatricians. When you stay with us, you will need to pay out of pocket for these services.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

Yes, we will provide a dietitian-approved meal plan with suits your needs during your stay. All food is cooked on-site by our professional catering team.

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