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Where can I find children's respite care near Dandenong?

Melba Support respite care near Dandenong is conveniently located in Frankston and Cranbourne. This is a great opportunity for the person to experience a short stay somewhere different. The person can make new friends, enjoy new activities and engage in a new community environment.

Taking regular, short breaks is important for carers to maintain wellbeing and to be at their best for the person they support.

Taking the person to local attractions, is also an important part of caring. It means the person can engage in the community and enjoy days out. 

In Dandenong, that could be a meal at a favourite café in downtown Dandenong. Maybe it’s spending some time getting back to nature enjoying a picnic in John Hemmings Memorial Park.

Our support workers also know great local spots near Melba's respite homes to take people in respite care. It's all part of what we do as a provider of respite care in Melbourne.

What activities do children do in respite care near Dandenong?

We are often asked that question and delight in answering it because we offer such a broad range of activities.

Activities for children and young people in Melba respite care near Dandenong can include:

· a meal out at a local café, going out to see a movie

· playing a favourite sport or watching a local game

· engaging in community activities

· sensor activities around the home

· arts and crafts and other creative activities

· watching favourite TV shows and playing games on Xbox and Wii

· socialising and making new friends

Activities are not only fun, but designed to build resilience, capacity and independent living skills.

How long is the stay?

Short-term accommodation and assistance can mean overnight, a day, several days, time over the school holidays, or some other length of time as arranged between yourself and Melba.

Level of personal care

If you’re new to Melba, we are a registered provider of respite care in Melbourne. Our services actually started way back in 1972 in Lilydale supporting people with disability. We grew from there to being a provider of services and supports for people with disability across Victoria.

We work hard to provide a high level of personal care. As a testimony to that, Melba was a winner in the National Disability Awards 2023 in the category "Excellence in Service Quality". This acknowledged how people who access Melba services are supported to have the highest standard of health and wellbeing at Melba.

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When the person you support has a short stay at Melba, care is individually tailored to the person’s needs, interests and tastes.

This includes:

· personal care

· daily tasks, such as meal planning, preparation

· ensuring medication is taken correctly and on time

Being a registered NDIS provider Melbourne and across Victoria, you'll find Melba respite homes dotted around the State. This makes it convenient if you want to take a short break somewhere new. It means there is probably a Melba respite care home nearby where the person you support can enjoy a short stay.

Melba respite care for children is located in:

· Cranbourne

· Frankston

· Ballarat Central

· Sebastopol

· Sale

· Warragul

Melba respite care for adults is located in:

· Ballarat Central

· Miners Rest

· Sale

· Traralgon

For respite care near Dandenong, contact the Melba Support Customer Engagement Team on 1300 696 352 or fill in the contact us form below.

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