In our aged care homes

mecwacare welcomes people with low care and high care needs.

Guests and their families will enjoy peace of mind, with registered nurses rostered on every shift, in a safe and welcoming environment, with nutritious and delicious meals cooked fresh daily by on-site chefs. They will meet and interact with new people and enjoy a vibrant lifestyle program that caters for all interests.

Call us now to arrange a short break.

FAQ's

How do I get started?

Your first step towards accessing government subsidised permanent care is to contact My Aged Care by phone on 1800 200 422 or online at myagedcare.gov.au to check your eligibility and to register. A representative from the Aged Care Assessment Team in your local area will then contact you to book a meeting to undertake an assessment.

Is there availability in my chosen area?

mecwacare has 15 aged care homes across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. We recommend you contact our friendly Admissions team on 8573 4812 or email admissions@mecwacare.org.au to talk through your options.

How do I book a tour?

Our Admissions team is happy to arrange a tour for you. Simply call them on 8573 4812 or email admissions@mecwacare.org.au to make an appointment. Your on-site or virtual tour will be led by the home’s Facility Manager, who will also be able to answer any questions you might have.

How do I book respite care at a mecwacare facility?

The following items are required when applying for placement in a mecwacare care home.

  • My Aged Care service referral code for respite care [i.e. 1-xxxxxxxxxx]
  • Application for residential care (provided by the Admissions team)
  • Privacy information consent statement (provided by the Admissions team)
  • Enduring power of attorney/guardianship order.
Can I extend my respite care if necessary and how do I organise this?

This is subject to availability, as the demand for permanent care in our homes is high. Please contact our Admissions team on 8573 4812 or via email admissions@mecwacarer.org.au before the end of your current respite term.

What do I need to bring for a respite stay?
  • Original medication chart completed by your doctor. A chart will need to be collected from mecwacare.
  • Medication Webster packs to cover the full term of respite care
  • Personal items, such as clothing, footwear, toiletries and incontinence pads
  • Anything of interest, such as books, jigsaw puzzle, handheld electronic devices and crafts (knitting, crochet).
Are there any financial support services that can help me pay for respite care?

Carer Gateway

Phone: 1800 422 737

Website: www.carergateway.gov.au

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Phone: 133 254

Website: www.dva.gov.au