Menarock Life aged care residence Essendon has recently been refurbished to provide a new home for up-to 55 people who require respite or permanent care. Our high care facility is equally divided into two nursing units. We provide accommodation in single, two-bed and three-bed rooms with some containing en suite bathrooms.
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
Our philosophy of care is dedication to excellence in the field of residential aged care. We place emphasis on the rights of the individual, whether frail, aged or disabled. The staff we select ensure that a high standard of personal care, concern and dignity is maintained with registered nurses on site 24 hours a day. We are supported by visiting specialist services for physiotherapy, podiatry, a dietitian, dentistry work and speech therapy. Choice of medical practitioner or specialist is encouraged.
An integral part of our Life Care program is to develop individual care plans. Providing 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.
Staff at Menarock Life aged care residence Essendon are trained to care for residents with particularly high care needs. We provide those residents who need it, 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 and choice.
Serviced from a modern commercial kitchen, all meals are prepared by qualified chefs using fresh, seasonal ingredients. With new selections for our residents to enjoy every day. Qualified dietitians ensure the specific nutritional needs of residents are met, including cultural and religious requirements. We celebrate special occasions for residents with alternative meals and can satisfy special requests. Families are most welcome to dine with us on any day. We encourage all residents to eat in the dining room, though a tray service is available if a resident prefers to eat in the privacy of their room.
Through our Live Life residents are encouraged, as far as possible, to maintain their independence and interests. At Menarock Life aged care residence Essendon we provide a comprehensive and varied activity programme. We have recreation and therapeutic programs including crafts, gardening, board/ word games, exercise groups and bus outings. On site we have a hair dressing salon, a library, we provide laundry services and regular ecumenical church services are conducted by local clergy.
Residents may choose to relax in the spacious comfort of the multi-purpose lounge room, watch communal television or listen to musical or other programs that they are interested in. Additionally, there are two smaller lounge rooms. Outside there is a newly developed large garden and outdoor area which captures plenty of sunshine.
Friends and family are welcome at any time. We are ideally located close to public transport and the cafés on Napier Street. Ample on-site parking for visitors or easy access from public transport, as the tram passes our door.
We would be happy to visit with prospective residents and family members to understand individual needs and requirements. We are also available to conduct tours of our home to see for yourself what life is like here. To make your initial enquiry please contact us.
In the mean time you may wish to view what other families have said about Menarock Life aged care residences…
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 Aged Care Residence 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.