Social Opportunities and Community Based Social Programs for people living with dementia.
Respite, referral, support and information for carers of people living with dementia.
Referral for over 65's through My Aged Care 1800 200 422 or your Home Care Package.
Referral for under 65's - please call directly
Family carer support meetings, one on one support, information and referral as well as carer respite and social opportunities.
Please call us on 03 9727 2222 to find out what services may suit you and your family.
Caladenia's staff and volunteers follow our Covid-safe plan in line with Government requirements and recommendations.
Please phone or email us for any further information.
Welcome to Caladenia.
Founded in 1983, Caladenia Dementia Care is a not-for-profit agency providing respectful care and support for people living with dementia and their carers. We are located in a purpose-designed building in Mooroolbark, in Melbourne's outer east.
Our Day Centre runs six days per week with a variety of dementia-specific respite and recreational programs designed to meet the needs of people living with varying degrees of dementia. There is a men-specific outing group, several social outing groups as well as a group that runs further out in the Yarra Valley for those in more rural areas.
Our services include support, information and advocacy for carers, as well as a monthly carer support group. Our services to carers are available to anyone in the community caring for a person living with dementia. Caladenia's programs are overseen by 20 qualified staff and 45 trained volunteers. Currently we provide services to over 75 people each week.
Our programs aim to promote self-esteem and maintain the social, cognitive and physical skills of the person living with dementia and to give friends and family members a break, knowing that their loved one is happy, meaningfully occupied and safe.
Our services are available to anyone with dementia - from very early stage, or first diagnosis - to separate programs for people with more advanced dementia.
Caladenia Dementia Care is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Community Home Support Program, and from the Victorian Government's Home and Community Care Program. Caladenia also receives funds from the Yarra Ranges Council, the Victorian Department of health and the Australian Government and some private donations. It is administered by a CEO reporting to the Board of Directors.