Our aged care services
The residents at Assisi live in modern, Italian-themed buildings that can accommodate all levels of care, (with the exception of hospital care).
Assisi Centre is located just two kilometres from the Austin and Mercy Hospitals and is well situated with specialists and key health services in Melbourne’s North for added security.
As technology and care practices change we are constantly upgrading our support technologies and systems. Assisi Centre was one of the first homes in Australia to have electronic care planning and medication management systems. We are directly involved with software developers continually upgrading IT capability as advances are made.
We use all tools and methods available, with our main objective being to make our residents comfortable and to provide an environment as close to normal Italian home life as possible.
Caring services we provide include:
- 150-bed ageing in place residential care services
- Short term respite care
- CO.AS.IT operates an adjacent Adult Day Care Centre.
- There are plans to develop a retirement village and serviced apartments on the property which overlooks Eastern Melbourne and the Dandenong Ranges
The heritage gardens provide plenty of space for families and residents to enjoy.
At the Assisi Centre, we want to create an environment that encourages belonging, independence and wellbeing. Our residents enjoy a wide range of activities including exercise groups, crafts, music and games, bus outings and there’s always plenty of music.
We actively encourage families to enjoy resident activities and keep in touch in as many ways as possible.
We’re always looking for ways to further develop our leisure activities and we welcome your ideas and feedback.
We understand the issues that concern people when involved in care services.
Our free Family Support Program offers professional counseling for all residents and families, as well as educational programs to help everyone better understand medical and health issues.
Assisi is committed to educating the Italian community about ageing issues, especially dementia, as it is becoming more common in the community. McCarthy Psychology services are available as required to help families coping with health and care needs. Dr Bernie MCarthy also helps our staff develop and maintain Assisi Centre’s Dementia Care Program.