MACS has been operating this community service since 2003. It is focused on the needs of elderly individuals from CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) backgrounds in the Greater Geelong and Western Metropolitan Regions who need support to live at home.
MACS also provides services to retirement villages, financially disadvantaged or homeless consumers from any background, with flexible options in delivering care.
Individualized person-centered care based on assessed needs, together with accommodation, is provided in Borrela House, Mary Costa House, Annie O’Malley House and Gerda’s House for 94 permanent and 2 respite (short stay) elders. Accommodated in single rooms, residents have a shared or personal en suite. Many rooms also have a kitchenette area and small patio.
A vibrant on-site and community leisure program is provided, and the on-site multi-faith chapel, gardens and communal living areas are available to residents.
Bella Chara, our 60-bed supported residential facility opened in July 2009 and provides high standard apartment-style accommodation and care in beautiful contemporary surroundings.
Bella Chara is a welcoming yet intimate environment that offers individuals the privacy of their own front door with the safety of being in a community.
The facility is architect designed and purpose-built with spacious rooms, ensuites, verandahs and patios.
Click here for You Tube video – CEO Joy Leggo and Home Care Care Managers talking about respect The question “What matters to you?” is all-important when it comes to the provision of care for an individual. For there is no overruling by a single authority in the provision of care for an individual. Its […]
From January through to March 2017 on three Sunday afternoons, starting at 1.30pm, located in and around the Piazza MACS Lifestyle Staff will demonstrate some gentle and playful ‘know my story’ activity ideas(see dates and details below). These activities are designed for residents and their relative or friend to carry out on their own. However […]
In The Charter, all involved in a person’s care are recognised as partners in a person’s care. It’s not just managed by a service provider. It includes care recipients, carers, family and friends. You can get a copy of this document either from MACS or the Department of Health. https://agedcare.health.gov.au/publications-and-articles/guides-advice-and-policies/charter-of-care-recipients-rights-and-responsibilities-home-care Respect is one big idea. […]
Can I remind everyone to please let the care staff know if you are taking your relative out on Christmas Day; this helps us with our planning. Surprisingly, Christmas is one of the busiest days for staff as they get everyone looking extra special for their day out with families. 2016 for MACS continues to […]
This is nothing new, though. For many years, the New South Wales Health Department of Australia reported a high falls figure for older people—far higher than from injuries of any other source including road trauma. In 2001, this Department funded the world’s largest fall prevention study in a community setting. The majority of participants were taught the […]
The benefits of physical exercise are applauded by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW (AlzNSW). Their Discussion Paper Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise for People Living with Dementia, clearly claims benefits for people with dementia and their carers. It’s a convincing read. Their quote from Ron, a ninety-three year old living with dementia, says it all. It […]
The Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2015-19 says it all when it comes to promoting health and wellbeing for older persons. http://www.healthytogether.vic.gov.au/blog/posts/victoria-s-new-plan-to-support-health-wellbeing-and-participation-for-all It confirms the rethink around what is means to be “getting older.” There’s the expectation that as we age, we keep up our leisure, social, cultural and spiritual activities with family or […]
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With her relaxed, cheery face, Annie Flomo is still the picture of resilience. She survived war in Liberia, which began raging in 1990. Like hundreds of thousands of others, she ran from human rights abuses, war crimes, and unspeakable hardships. Some people sought shelter wherever they could—in and around refugee camps, wrecked buildings and homes, […]
When it comes to quality aged care, respecting diversity at MACS is a no brainer. Staff and volunteers of many different cultures speak many different languages to residents home care consumers and their families. The nine-person Board of Directors comes from five dissimilar nationalities— four of the Directors are women. So MACS necessarily practises high […]