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Short term respite care

Quality short term respite stays for older Australians

Sometimes, carers need somebody else to step in and take over for a while. At MACG, we can facilitate short term respite stays at our dedicated homes. Whether it's just a couple of days, a 5-day respite care stay, we've got your short term respite care needs covered. We also have long-term respite care services.

With 9 locations across Melbourne, find out how we can provide a short term respite stay near you.

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Respite care

Our approach to short term respite care

For those who only need a few days or weeks of care, our short term stays are a perfect solution. And, although we also provide long term care, short term care is often just the right thing for both those who need care, and the carers.

Those joining us for a short term stay can benefit from all we provide to our permanent residents: like dietician-approved meals cooked on-site, a dedicated team of quality caregivers, lifestyle activities, and much more.

Short term respite care services

  • Programs and activities tailored to your needs
  • Delicious meals cooked on site
  • Short term care when you need it
  • Experienced and highly trained carers

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Fulfilling social and lifestyle activities

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Life in an MACG home

An MACG home provides everything you could possibly want for a short term respite stay: activities, safe environments, fantastic staff, and top-quality meals are just the beginning.

Welcoming, boutique homes

At MACG, we treat everybody like family. Even if you're just here for a short term respite stay, we'll do everything we can to make you feel at home.

  • Specialised care to suit your needs
  • Allied health services
  • Meals that are cooked on-site and dietician approved
  • Excellent, qualified staff available 24-hours a day
  • Hotel and laundry service

Staying fulfilled and connected

With an abundance of lifestyle and social programs on offer, there's no shortage of things to do at our MACG homes. We offer lots of different activities, to cater to the different needs of our residents and guests.

  • Meditation and relaxation
  • Memory and reminiscence programs
  • Walking groups
  • Physiotherapy exercise classes
  • Pet and animal visits
  • Sensory programs
  • Social, emotional, and pastoral support
  • Mobility and wellness
  • Seated Tai Chi
  • Movement to music

A positive part of the community

MACG is proud to support charities which do important work. Additionally, each of our homes helps local charitable organisations as well. Our residents, as well as our staff, have a fun time volunteering all across the state.

  • All of our MACG homes raise funds for Beyond Blue, and Cancer Council Australia, as well as other charities.
  • Every home contributes to a local charity that shares community values.
  • Residents have the opportunity to participate in a number of ways: volunteering at op shops, cooking, crafting, and more.

Find out more about your local MACG home

Our homes across Victoria

We have MACG homes in 9 different locations across Melbourne and Victoria. Within each home, you'll find a warm and welcoming community.

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Frequently asked questions

Who is short term respite care for?

Short term respite care is for older people who need to live with round the clock professional care, but only for a limited amount of time. It's ideal for people who might live with a carer at home, for a period in which the carer is unavailable. We can provide care for people living with dementia or Alzheimer's, but also for older people not not living with those conditions.

What should I bring along for my short term respite care stay?

There are certain things that we recommend our guests bring along, even when they're just coming for a short stay.

  • Any prescription medicine that will be required
  • A few sets of clothes with names written on the tags
  • Any mobile phones, laptops, or tablets required
  • Contact numbers of friends and family
  • Specific equipment such as a walking stick or walker (if used)
  • Toiletries
  • A list of dietary requirements

What if I want a longer stay in respite care?

That's absolutely fine! In addition to short term respite care, we also offer long term respite care and also permanent residential care.

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