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.