Residential Aged Care

Residential Aged Care

McKenzie Aged Care provides the highest quality care and communities for people who can no longer live at home. Our fully-accredited aged care residences in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria are friendly, welcoming places where each resident receives the highest quality aged care, in a comfortable and sociable environment that promotes independence and choice.
We encourage you to visit the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission’s website to view our quality ratings. Link:
We go beyond the regulated industry standards with our own stringent codes of conduct. We only employ the most highly-qualified medical and care staff, and we have registered nurses on hand 24 hours a day.
Working with you and your family, we will develop an individual care plan to match your specific requirements. And because we offer a wide range of aged care services, it’s nice to know that if your needs should change in the future, you can continue receiving excellent, specialist care in comfortable and familiar surroundings.
All of our aged care residences offer a range of affordable care options including Commonwealth funding.

Respite Care

Respite Care is supported, short-term accommodation in a secure residence, supported by specialist nursing care. It provides an opportunity for carers of older or unwell people to take a break for a few weeks at a time. Respite is also available for when an older person is simply unwell or needs extra care that friends or relatives can't provide – while recuperating from an illness or hospital stay for example. Respite care is also a great way to trial residential aged care before making that decision.
Respite should be as enjoyable as possible for all involved. We provide our respite accommodation and quality care within happy and supportive communities that offer:
· Modern facilities and technology
· Nutritious meals (with plenty of variety)
· Organised activities, appropriate exercise and entertainment
· Qualified nursing staff on-site 24-hours-a-day
We’ll do everything we can to meet your loved one's regular home routine, and we warmly welcome visitors, including friends and grandchildren.

Accessing Respite Care: what you need to know

· An assessment by an Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) is required. This helps to determine the most appropriate level of care and identify the residences that can best meet your loved one's needs. A doctor, caregiver or family members can make a referral to an ACAT.
· Respite Care is a short-term care option. The holder of an ACAT assessment is entitled to 63 days of Respite Care per financial year at any Commonwealth-funded residential aged care facility. Extensions may be granted.
· We're here to help with the application process. Once you have decided to proceed with Respite Care with us, we will discuss all of your needs and requirements, including agreed dates, and put together a Respite Agreement. We can also help you with application forms and any questions you may have.

Government funding assistance is available

Current holders of a Department of Veteran Affairs card can apply to the Department for up to 28 days of funding per financial year, to help cover the cost of Respite Care. In most States of Australia, the Commonwealth Care Respite Centre may, with prior approval, also help contribute to the daily cost of Respite Care. To find your nearest centre, please visit the Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centre website.