Dementia Day Care Centre Maranoa House

Maranoa House is a welcoming, secure and homely environment where we offer a range of programs designed to cater for the needs of people with confusion and memory loss.

It is with regret that for the safety of our clients and staff we have made a decision to temporarily close our community centres (Canterbury Centre and Marwal Centre) as well as our dementia day centre (Maranoa House) effective immediately.  This measure will assist in preventing the possible spread of the coronavirus disease.  At this time we are not aware of any confirmed cases where a client or staff member has contracted the coronavirus disease.

As you can appreciate this is a very uncertain time for everyone and we will re-commence our services as soon as possible. 

Maranoa House provides a welcoming and homely setting in which people with mild, moderate or severe dementia can participate in a range of programs. Our service is one of a few of its kind, promoting an inclusive, friendly atmosphere within its charming garden setting.

Our clients frequently say a visit to Maranoa House is like coming home, which is precisely the experience we hope they have.

We operate 6 days per week, offering an invaluable respite for carers.

The three primary programs that operate from Maranoa House are:

  • planned activity group
  • an overnight & evening respite program
  • the Maranoa carer’s group

Anyone in the community may refer prospective clients who live in the Municipality of Boroondara or surrounds and are cared for at home.

“We are trying to make it as though you are just going out to a friend’s house”

Maranoa House
Manager Faye

Day Activity Program

The adult day activity programs operate 6 days a week and provide activities to suit the abilities of people with mild, moderate or severe dementia. The programs provide a friendly, jovial atmosphere that focuses on socialisation, while also providing invaluable respite for the carer.

Programs include:

  • In House Program
  • Going Out Club
  • The Italian Program
  • Just Blokes’ Group
  • Younger on-set dementia program
  • Evening Care (Wednesday Only)
  • Overnight Care (Wednesday Only)

The programs are conducted Mondays to Saturdays, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The ‘Going Out Club’ meets Wednesdays and Fridays. A small fee is charged to cover a hot midday meal, morning and afternoon tea and restricted local bus transport.

Incontinence, wandering and other behavioural changes do not exclude people from the programs. However, mobility is desirable. Occasional supervised care before and after all weekday programs is available on request.

If you have a friend or relative who would like to attend the day activity programs, get in touch with the Manager of Maranoa House on 03 8809 4979 to facilitate a My Aged Care assessment.

Maranoa Carers Group

The task of caring for a person at home often falls to a close relative or friend and can be complex and demanding – and often made more difficult through the lack of understanding and support. Carers often find their life is no longer their own, their relationships are put on hold and their leisure time gradually disappears. The people who are most likely to know how to help and who understand how you are feeling are those who have had similar experiences.

The Maranoa Carers Group offers support in a number of ways:

  • enjoy some time out
  • learn more about the changes and challenges of care giving
  • share experiences with others in a supportive environment
  • make new friends through regular social gatherings
  • assist and encourage one another
  • receive relevant support material
  • guest speakers (topics chosen by group members)

For information about meeting dates and times contact the Manager of Maranoa House on 03 8809 4979. If the phone is unattended please leave your name and contact details so we can return your call as soon as possible.

View or Download Maranoa Dementia Services Brochure

If you are interested in Volunteering for our Dementia Services team please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Contact the Manager of Maranoa House on (03) 8809 4979

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