Medina Manor Aged Care
From our Residents and families...
"I just wanted to say thank you to you and all the staff at Medina Manor. Vern was only there a short while, but it was the first time in three years that I wasn’t anxious about him and felt that he was getting the care that he needed. He had a tough time with dementia and towards the end of his life he needed specialised care to keep him calm and secure which Medina Manor provided very effectively. Visiting an aged care home is not necessarily a pleasant experience, but I found the atmosphere at Medina Manor to be very welcoming, bright and peaceful". Simon Hauser, son of Vern Hauser
Welcome to Medina Manor Aged Care
Located in Thornbury within the heart of Melbourne's North West. Our Home offers all levels of permanent, respite and palliative care whilst encouraging independence and lifestyle choices that suit the needs of every individual.
Medina Manor is also recognised for its expertise in caring for people living with Dementia and provides an enabling environment that focuses on person centred care, that is unique to each person’s individual needs and preferences.
Your Home: Medina Manor provides a welcoming and peaceful impression, offering a variety of social areas where residents can partake in dining or have time out to relax with family and friends. Each resident has the privacy of their own single bedroom and ensuite designed to ensure comfort and security.
Medina Manor has embedded dementia specific design principles throughout, to ensure the environment is home like and appropriate for people living with Dementia
Lifestyle & Dining: Medina Manor provides a comprehensive range of Classic service offerings guided by Live Love ShineTM our lifestyle philosophy centred on supporting our residents to make every day the best it can be. These include:
- Regular bus outings
- Happy hours
- Daily lifestyle activities, special events and entertainers
- Nutritious and tasty meals prepared daily by the head chef and hospitality team
- Entertainment and technology including Wi-Fi
- The “Virtual Forest” from Dementia Australia
- Moove and Groove – individual music therapy program
We welcome and strongly encourage family & friends to join our residents in all of our programs.
Moving In: We make your welcome experience as easy as it can be with our dedicated 'Move In' service to take care of the necessities, so that you can focus on settling in. This includes:
- Testing and tagging of electrical appliances
- Quality labelling of all clothing
- Room set up
- Welcome dining invitation for the family
- Capabilities to support "Ageing in Place" providing support and care as resident's medical and care needs change
- Emergency call system in all rooms and bathrooms
- Hairdressing, Podiatry, Physiotherapy & Dietician included.
- Hot Breakfast - Weekly
- Multilingual staff to cater for the needs of English and multicultural residents.
- Permanent & respite care
- Pharmacy services offered.
- Safe, caring and supportive environment
- Single rooms all with ensuites.
- Wireless Internet Connection (Wi-Fi)
Single Room - Private
Quaint single room has its own ensuite for absolute privacy and convenience. A built-in double wardrobe provides ample hanging space and storage for personal belongings.
Single Room - Large Ensuite
The single room is designed with a large private ensuite and sizeable windows for good natural light. Built in double wardrobe provides ample hanging space and storage for personal belongings.
Single Room - Large
Large single room with ensuite for absolute privacy and convenience with views to the city. Built-in double wardrobe provides ample hanging space and storage for personal belongings.
Respite Care – Your Home away from Home
While our Homes are known and established within local communities for permanent residential care and services, we are also experienced in providing individualised short term respite care, be it planned or due to an emergency.
What is Respite Care?
Events in life just happen, and it is in those times that short term respite can provide the help and support for carers needing a rest or elderly individuals requiring day to day care. Respite care can be planned or unplanned, and can range from a few nights to a few weeks, depending on your needs at any point in time.
Am I eligible for residential Respite Care?
Generally speaking, residential respite care is available for older persons who have carers assisting with their day to day activities and care needs. An initial face-to-face assessment is conducted by Age Care Assessment Teams to ensure you meet the criteria for respite care.
How long can I have respite care?
In a residential aged care setting, you can have access of up to 63 days of subsidised care in any one financial year. You also have the opportunity if needed to extend this by 21 days at a time.
Recommended respite stays will vary between aged care providers. Our policy at Allity in order to optimise your experience, is between 2-4 weeks depending on your circumstances.
When is Respite Care used?
At Allity, we have residents who book in regularly for respite as part of their family routine giving both the carers and the individual receiving care ‘time out’. Situations where respite care is beneficial include when:
Carers or families have holidays booked and want to ensure their loved one is well looked after in place that is familiar, comfortable and with people they know - which includes other residents and staff in our Homes.
Carers become ill or unable to provide the care and support for any length of time and want to ensure their loved one is looked after in a secure, professional and welcoming environment.
What should I expect?
We understand how distressing it can be to move away from a family home, even if it is temporary. When you come to Allity for respite care, our aim is to create a Home away from Home for our residents to make the settling-in period as easy as it can be. You can expect the same quality of care that permanent residents receive including all meals, laundry services, social activities and all of your care needs.
To find out more about Respite care options, you can contact a Home near you or send us your details and we will be in touch to assist any way we can.