Dementia Day 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.

 

Maranoa House offers a range of programs to suit the abilities of people with mild, moderate or severe dementia. Our service is one of the few of its kind and is provided in a welcoming, secure and homely environment within a charming garden setting. We operate 6 days per week, which offers an invaluable respite option for carers.

Our clients often feel like they are coming home, which is the experience we hope they enjoy every time they visit.

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 program operates 6 days a week and provides activities to suit the abilities of people with mild, moderate or severe dementia. This program focuses on socialisation whilst 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 program you need to contact 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 a 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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