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 dementia and their caregivers.

Our focus is to care for individuals experiencing confusion, memory loss, and other behavioral changes.

Maranoa House offers a range of programs designed to cater to clients at all stages of cognitive impairment, from the early stages of forgetfulness to more advanced symptoms such as difficulty with communication and self-care.

Our operation, open 6 days per week, offers an invaluable respite option for family caregivers, allowing them to recharge. We understand that being a carer is no small thing, and often involves overcoming feelings of exhaustion and helplessness. Our aim is to provide a support network that help carers navigate through what can be a very challenging journey.

The three programs that operate from Maranoa House cater to different forms of dementia and their corresponding levels of cognitive impairment.  They are:

  • Planned activity groups (both in-house and outing based)
  • Overnight & evening respite program
  • The Maranoa carer’s group

Each of these programs are developed taking into account the progression of the disease and places emphasis on enhancing social interactions and communication abilities.

For enquiries about how our programs can assist, please contact us on (03) 8809 4979.

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“Seeing someone with Dementia come alive inside and engage again, with a radiant smile that reaches their eyes. I am fortunate to have these highlights occurring on a daily basis”

– Manager Faye at Maranoa House

Manager Faye understands the profound impact that Maranoa services can have on their clients’ quality of life.

Day Activity Program

Our adult day activity program operates six days a week, offering tailored activities suitable for individuals with varying degrees of dementia, whether mild, moderate, or severe. Our primary focus is to foster socialisation while also providing much-needed respite for caregivers.

Diverse Program Offerings

Our program includes a range of engaging activities:

  • In House Program
  • Going Out Club
  • The Italian Program
  • Just Blokes’ Group
  • Younger Onset Dementia Program at Maranoa Club
  • Evening Care (Wednesday Only)
  • Overnight Care (Wednesday Only)

We conduct these programs from Mondays to Saturdays, starting at 9:30 am and concluding at 3:30 pm. The ‘Going Out Club’ convenes on Wednesdays and Fridays, offering fun outings. A nominal fee covers a satisfying midday meal, morning and afternoon tea, and transportation during outings.

Inclusivity and Support

We welcome individuals dealing with incontinence, wandering tendencies, and behavioral changes; these factors do not preclude participation in our programs. While mobility is desirable, we provide occasional supervised care before and after all weekday sessions upon request.

Join Our Program

If you have a friend or family member interested in joining our program, please contact us on (03) 8809 4979. We can assist in facilitating a My Aged Care assessment if required.Your loved one’s well-being is our priority, and we look forward to welcoming them to our program.

Maranoa Carers Group

Caring for a person at home often falls to a close relative or a friend and can be complex and demanding – this is particularly true for those dealing with neurodegenerative disorders. The lack of understanding and support could make these tasks even more challenging.

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.

Find out more about the Maranoa Carers Group

Overnight & Evening Respite Program

An Evening and Overnight Respite Program for up to three clients per night operates on Wednesday evenings and nights. The program operates at Maranoa providing a familiar environment. Anyone may refer prospective clients who live in Boroondara or surrounds and are cared for at home.

Volunteering at Maranoa House

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