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.
If you're looking for long term respite care facility, either for yourself or a loved one, don't settle for second best. Find a team that can provide qualified, dedicated help, from people who really care.
At MACG, we have a long history of providing exemplary long term respite care. With 8 locations across Victoria, we're sure to have a long term respite home near you.
Have any questions? Our team will be happy to answer them.
At MACG, we offer both long term care, and shorter respite stays. Long term respite care is a midpoint between the two; it's more than just a few days, but with an endpoint in mind. It's perfect for if a regular carer is going to be indisposed for a few weeks — recovering from an injury, perhaps, or heading abroad.
Long term respite care is available for older Australians in our homes, which are located right across Victoria. We provide quality care, meals cooked on site, and social and lifestyle activities, and much more.
Friendly environments to make you feel at home
Social activities that are fulfilling and engaging
Great professional care, tailored to your needs
Fewer beds, fostering a community atmosphere
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
For our permanent residents, we provide the place that they call home. But we've worked hard so that even our respite visitors will feel at home during their stay. We encourage people to bring some personal belongings from their homes, to help them settle in.
There are many lifestyle programs and activities on offer at our MACG homes. There's so much to do, and so many opportunities to participate. Examples of activities that are regularly on offer include:
All of our residential communities are partnered with local charitable organisations. Additionally, there are more charities that we partner with across all of our locations. People joining us for long term respite have many opportunities to take part in community life, such as:
With 8 different locations across Victoria, including several in Melbourne, it is easy to find one of our welcoming aged care homes near you.
Victorians can access aged care respite for 63 days every financial year. This number is inclusive of both emergency and planned respite care. If approval is granted from an aged care assessor, extensions of 21 days can be added to that amount.
We recommend that people bring the following when they come in for respite care:
Although we supply linen and bedding, feel free to bring your own if that's what you'd prefer.
At MACG, we partner with allied health professionals to deliver a suite of health services. From occupational therapy and optometry to remedial massage and dentistry, there are many different services available for access within our home. However, costs are not covered by MACG.
Schedule a call with us and get all the information you need.Call (03) 9071 0802
Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you might have.