I became, in my own mind, part of this family. And they've looked after me with all my needs and it's made me very happy.
Alzheimer's disease damages the brain, impairing memory, cognitive processes, and behaviour. Those living with Alzheimer's require attentive, supportive care in a safe environment.
At MACG, we have created homes across 8 different locations. Our respite care services, and interactive day programs, promote a sense of community within our homes, and embody our core value — home is where the heart is.
If you have a question, we'll be more than happy to help.
At MACG, our support workers are highly experienced in caring for people living with Alzheimer's disease. We tailor our respite programs to each individual, so we can give the best care possible. We provide respite care for Alzheimer's patients, which is also an opportunity to provide respite for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. Whether carers need to go on holiday, work, have medical care, or just take some time off, we can provide excellent respite care.
Every one of our homes across Victoria features a range of bedrooms and facilities to choose from. We provide dietitian-approved meals and onsite lifestyle programs for all our residents living with Alzheimer's disease.
Homes built on the value 'home is where the heart is'
Person-centred care from qualified and experienced professionals
Engaging and fulfilling lifestyle programs
Warm, community atmospheres in homes featuring fewer bed numbers
Residents and staff at Northern Gardens are enjoying daily gardening sessions
Lanterns and hand-made fans decorated the dining room and residents were thrilled with their personalised place cards for Lunar New Year
We understand the importance of creating comfortable homes for our residential communities. Even if a resident is only staying for a short time, we want everyone to feel at home. We encourage our residents to bring objects from home to add a sense of familiarity to their rooms.
We've created lifestyle programs filled with a variety of activities, to cater to different needs and mobility limitations. Residents living with Alzheimer's can access specialised memory and reminiscence programs, as well as sensory activities to provide a sense of wellbeing.
While we support a few charities across all our locations, each of our residential communities has chosen to help out local organisations close to their hearts. Alongside our staff, they volunteer by sorting items at op shops or making crafts to sell for fundraising.
We have MACG homes in 8 different locations across Melbourne and Victoria. Within each home, you'll find a warm and welcoming community.
Caring for another person (whether full time or casually) can take a toll on a person's energy levels and mental wellbeing. All carers need a break, at some point, to recharge, travel, or take care of their own medical needs.
Scheduling breaks by registering a loved one living with Alzheimer's for respite care releases the pressure which can build when you're taking care of your own life and another person's life. It can be the difference between maintaining a positive and healthy relationship, and burn-out.
When residents stay with us for a short time, we recommend bringing:
We'll supply linen and bedding, but sometimes residents do like to bring their own.
We are partnered with allied health professionals. From remedial massage and occupational therapy to dentistry and optometry, you can access these services from within our home. You will need to pay for them out of pocket, however.
Schedule a call with us and get all the information you need.Call (03) 9071 0802
Our friendly and experienced staff are more than happy to answer any queries you may have.