Located adjacent to Cassia House aged care facility, Grevillea House is a modern, purpose-built, residential style building. It is the base for three services.
Planned Activity Groups is designed for frail older people and those living with dementia. Groups operate Monday to Saturday. They aim to enhance the quality of life of clients and maintain their social interaction and skills so that they can remain living in their own homes for as long as possible.
Equally important, the groups also aim to support their carers by providing them with flexible respite options funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) program. A daily fee applies with the cost varying depending on the activity and in accordance with Government guidelines. Assistance with transport is available by assessment.
This service is available to any resident of the municipality of Manningham over the age of 65 years subject to Government guidelines and assessment by Centre staff.
Cottage Respite funded by the CHSP, is an Australian Government initiative targeted at supporting carers looking after older people living in the community.
Overnight respite aimed primarily for people with dementia, is provided in a purpose designed and built extension to Grevillea House opened in 2007. This extension is styled like a motel and can accommodate up to five people in single rooms with private ensuites.
Flexibility and responsiveness allows clients and carers to plan their respite stay according to their needs. This may be from a single night to a week or more for up to 60 days per year. Four of the five rooms are available to eligible residents of the municipality of Manningham over the age of 65 years. The fifth room is for emergency overnight respite and is available to any eligible client living in the eastern metropolitan region.
Flexible Respite is also funded by the CHSP. Flexible respite to support and maintain care relationships between carers and clients through providing good quality respite care for frail older people so that regular carers can take a break.
This support can be provided either in Grevillea House or in the clients own home. Eligible clients must be over the age of 65 years and living in the municipalities of Manningham, Maroondah or Whitehorse.