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Residential Care

MannaCare has residential aged care available at Doncaster Melaleuca Lodge and Cassia House located in Doncaster

MannaCare caters for wide levels of care on the one site, which gives those who are in need the security of  ‘ageing in place’.

Our homes are staffed by highly experienced and dedicated nurses, carers and staff.

We are also privileged to have more than 100 volunteers who donate their time in a wide range of roles and ways, making a real difference to everyone’s lives.

Doncaster Melaleuca Lodge



MannaCare is here to help you navigate through the complexities of admission in Residential Care.

We will provide all the necessary information and assist in guiding you through the eligibility processes.

An Aged Care Assessment is completed by an Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) representative. The assessment will provide you with an approval to access the services provided through Commonwealth-funded and regulated Residential Aged Care, such as permanent and respite care.

Combined Income and Asset Assessment is a must for anyone entering Residential Aged Care. Centrelink will conduct an assessment of your income and assets and will determine how much you may be asked by your service provider to contribute to the cost of your care.

Priority of entry is given by MannaCare to those who have lived in the City of Manningham, have family living in the municipality or who have some other close connection with the municipality.  Applications may also be considered from older people from other areas.

Thank you for your interest in our Residential Aged Care Services.

If you wish to apply for a place in one of our facilities, please download and complete the following forms by clicking on the links:

Following completion of the forms, please send the information to MannaCare via one of the following three options:

  • Insert your digital signature and email to admissions@mannacare.org.au; or
  • Print, sign, scan and email to admissions@mannacare.org.au; or
  • Print, sign and mail to the Client Liaison Coordinator.

Prospective residents will also need to gather the following documents for their application:

  • Current Aged Care Client Record (ACAS assessment)
  • Power of Attorney
  • Pension and Medicare Cards
  • A copy of the “Statement of Residential Aged Care Fees and Assets Summary”.  This statement is provided by the federal Department of Human Services (DHS).  If you have not yet obtained this statement, go to the DHS website to download the request form.

Permanent Residential Aged Care – Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment form (SA457)

Our Client Liaison Coordinator will review your information and contact you to discuss your application further.

If you have any queries about the application process or about the different features and options of MannaCare’s Residential Aged Care facilities, please contact us via email at enquiries@mannacare.org.au, or phone on 1300 90 20 23.

If you’d like assistance, please call us on 1300 90 20 23 and we’ll put you in touch with the right people.