How we can support you

How we can support you

There is a number of funded and self-funded services available to assist you to live independently at home for as long as possible.

At mecwacare, we specialise in home care services that support the wellbeing and independence of older people, people with disabilities and people living with dementia. There is a variety of home care, nursing and disability services available. If you would like to know more about any of these options, please call our friendly team who will be happy to assist you.
P 03 8573 4980 / E intake@mecwacare.org.au

Nursing in the home

mecwacare provides in-home nursing support for a range of health issues, including clinical assessments, medication management, wound management, continence management, diabetes management, post-hospital care and palliative care.

Clinical assessments

Everyone is different and we each have individual needs and preferences. Clinical reviews enable our client to have clear input into the care they will receive.

Medication management

If not used correctly, some medicines can cause harm. Our staff work with our client’s medical team to ensure medicines are taken according to advice and instructions.

Wound management

In assessing a client, we decide which wound dressing is most appropriate, treat the wound and discuss appropriate steps to maintain healing and prevent possible recurrences.

Continence management

Continence management plans support bladder and bowel control problems. We aim to provide optimal comfort and understand the importance of maintaining wellbeing and dignity.

Diabetes management

Treatments and programs, including recommendations on diet, exercise programs, assessing and monitoring medication, and advice on using insulin and maintaining circulation to the extremities.

Post-hospital care

We consult with the client’s doctor to personalise the nursing service they receive in their home to assist their return to health and independence.

Mobility equipment purchases and leasing

Our aids include crutches, walking frames and walking sticks, wheelchairs, mechanical devices for lifting, bed rails, slide sheets and pressure-relieving mattresses. (Home Care Packages)

Enteral therapy

Our nursing staff ensure this process (administering nutritional formula by means other than the mouth).is administered with minimal distress.

Palliative care

Palliative support for our clients, their family and caregivers to greatly improve the quality of life for everyone involved.

Respite, overnight and live-in care

mecwacare’s respite care offers you a break from caregiving, whether for a few hours, a few days or even weeks. mecwacare provides respite care in the home, in the community and in our 14 aged care homes across greater Melbourne and regional Victoria.

For more information on mecwacare’s respite care options, click here.

Dementia care

Our care staff understand the degrees of severity of dementia symptoms and the unique complexities of care provision. We tailor our service to best meet the needs of the individual and their loved ones.

Home care and support

mecwacare provides in-home personal support for our clients, including personal care, meals, companionship and transport.

Personal care

We can provide you with ongoing support such as showering, getting dressed and grooming. We can also assist you with toileting, personal hygiene and incontinence management, and with general mobility and transfers. Our team is skilled and experienced in providing safe and dignified care.

Communication aids assistance

Assistance with fitting sensory communication aids, checking hearing aid batteries, using the telephone and cleaning spectacles.

Home help

mecwacare can support you with household chores, such as vacuuming, mopping, cleaning your kitchen and bathroom, washing, ironing, changing bed sheets and general tidying up around your home. We can assist you to pay bills, send and collect mail, put out and bring in your rubbish.

Meals

Assistance with grocery shopping and meal preparation, including support with special dietary requirements and checking expiry dates of foodstuffs.

Delivered meals / meals on wheels

mecwacare can deliver hot, cold or frozen nutritious and balanced meals to your door.

Companionship

Our carers can provide you with one-on-one companionship for various activities tailored to your personal needs and wishes. They will support you to remain as independent as possible and stay connected to your community by assisting you to attend social outings, shopping trips and medical appointments.

Home maintenance and modifications

This includes preparing your home for the bushfire season and advice on potential home-safety risks, adequate level of security, access to technical advice on major home modifications, changing smoke-detector batteries and light bulbs, and minor modifications to the home, such as handrails and hand-held shower hoses.

Transport and social inclusion

Coordinating transport to and from social outings, shops, medical practitioners and community events. We can also organise support and access to programs and therapies for specific behaviours or conditions.

Our day trips offer subsidised outings for clients and their carers to different Victorian destinations each year. The trips give clients an affordable outing while maintaining daily care, with support from qualified and experienced staff.

Disability services

mecwacare has many years of experience in caring for people with a disability who live independently in their own homes or in a supported group home. Through learning and development, all support staff maintain the specific skills required to address the often complex care needs of individuals with a disability.

For more information on mecwacare’s disability services, click here.