Doncaster Melaleuca Lodge, or “the Lodge” as it is commonly referred to, is a single-storey home with beautiful, panoramic views from its northern aspect of the surrounding area and distant Kinglake National Park.
Its flat walking path invites residents to get outside and enjoy the landscaped gardens.
The Lodge accommodates 60 residents in single rooms with private ensuites, and offers both permanent and short-term respite rooms. It has several dining rooms, a coffee club organised and run by lifestyle staff, and multiple large and small lounges.
We also offer our residents support socially, physically and culturally. A diverse range of activities and outings helps residents remain engaged and stimulated.
From 1st July 2014, people coming into Aged Care have the option to pay for their accommodation in three ways:
- The first option is by way of a Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD). This means the total RAD amount is paid in full.
- The second option is by way of a Daily Accommodation Payment (DAP). This payment is calculated based on the outstanding RAD amount and is converted to a daily fee.
- The third option is a Combination of a RAD and a DAP, where a partial lump sum payment is provided and a daily fee is charged on the outstanding amount.