Essendon

Menarock Life Essendon is a 55-bed aged care residential high care facility, equally divided into two nursing units. Accommodation is provided in single, two-bed and three-bed rooms, some with ensuite bathrooms.  Ideally located close to public transport and the cafés on Napier Street. There is also ample on-site parking for visitors or there is easy access to public as the tram passes our door.

Residents may relax in the spacious comfort of the multi-purpose lounge room, watch communal television or listen to requested musical or other programs of interest. Additionally, there are two smaller lounge rooms. Outside there is a newly developed garden and outdoor area which is sunny and large.

Our philosophy of care is dedicated to excellence in the field of residential aged care. Emphasis is placed on the rights of the individual, whether frail, aged or disabled.  Our carefully selected staff ensure that a high standard of personal care, concern and dignity is maintained and are available 24 hours a day.

An integral part of our Life Care program is to develop individual care plans which provide a holistic approach to meeting residents’ needs. Care plans are reviewed regularly to ensure they continue to meet the needs of each resident including their mental, spiritual and physical well-being. We also can cater for residents for whom English is a second language.

Our staff are trained to care for residents with particularly high care needs and many of our residents need assistance with basic activities and medical attention including wound care and assisted feeding. We aim to provide the best quality of life possible for each of our residents through a dedicated, caring approach that reflects each individual’s needs, privacy, dignity & choice. Choice of medical practitioner or specialist is encouraged.

Through our Live Life residents are encouraged, as far as possible, to maintain their independence and interests.  Regular ecumenical church services are conducted by local clergy.

Serviced from a modern commercial kitchen, the meals under our Dining Life provided are of utmost freshness and quality, and can cater for any special dietary needs.

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Information

  • 2 Vacancies
  • Total beds in this residence: 55
  • Address: 10 Fletcher St, Essendon VIC 3040
  • Phone & Fax: P: (03) 9375 2933 F: (03) 9370 0828
  • Email: don.essendon@menarock.com.au
  • Level of Care: Ageing in place
  • Care term: Respite care (Short term)

Facilities and Services

  • 24 hour nursing care by registered nurses
  • All medication, nutrition, dietary and personal care needs are carefully supervised
  • Allied health services such as: physiotherapy, podiatry, dentistry, optometry and speech pathology
  • Menus that are changed seasonally and prepared in consultation with a Dietitian
  • A comprehensive planned lifestyle activities program
  • Chapel services and Library
  • On site laundry and hairdressing salon
  • Newspapers & magazines available upon request
  • Families and friends can visit at any time

We are more than happy to visit with you to meet prospective residents and family members to discuss their individual needs and we are also available to conduct tours of our home.

Testimonials

The staff have been very helpful and supportive especially during the time following the passing of my mother earlier this year. They have supported Dad through this and tried to keep him interested and motivated which has at times been a challenge. Thanks to all involved for their help and support.

Mark - October 11, 2016
Essendon

I am very happy with the care my father is receiving. his transition into aged care was made easy by the wonderful staff at the home. The receptionist is wonderful and very helpful at all times. She is always happy to help and with all the changes lately it’s nice to see a familiar and friendly face. All of the staff and lifestyle ladies are very caring and dedicated workers.

Pat - July 07, 2016
Essendon