Caladenia's face to face group programs are once again suspended as Melbourne is in Lockdown.
Please call us on 03 9727 2222 to find out what services have opened and which are still suspended.
We can provide the following services to you now
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 five 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 are two men-specific 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 60 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, and some private donations. It is administered by a CEO reporting to the Board of Directors.