Macleod Cottage Respite

A little break is closer than you think

As Victoria’s most experienced aged care provider, we know how important carers are, and the importance of taking a little break from your care responsibilities. Macleod Cottage offers you peace of mind and a well-deserved break, by providing a compassionate and experienced team of experts to support the person you care for while they stay with us.

What is Macleod Cottage?

Macleod Cottage is a small, home-like environment that accommodates up to eight people during the day and three overnight (subject to COVID-19 restrictions). The cottage offers vital support to the carers and family of older people who are no longer able to fully care for themselves.

Located in Melbourne’s outer north east, Macleod Cottage offers carers or family members the chance to have a day off here and there, or even return to work knowing the person they care for is well supported.

Our respite care hours are entirely flexible. We can provide for a gradual and gentle introduction to the service at Macleod Cottage, as well as the option to extend for up to 10 hours a day for people returning to work. Overnight respite is available six nights a week. Our team is also qualified and experienced in supporting people living with dementia.

Every person who attends Macleod Cottage is encouraged to live life the way they choose. They are supported to socialise with others and participate in a diverse range of activities, or pursue their own individual interests.

With five bedrooms, including one for couples, our cottage offers a safe environment with all the comforts of home. Overnight respite can be arranged on an occasional, regular, planned or short stay basis. It can vary from one night up to six consecutive nights.

Macleod Cottage provides all our clients with meals including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and supper. We also cater for special dietary requirements.

We understand that sometimes transport can be difficult to coordinate, especially if you work and care for someone. A Mercy Health Home Care Worker (HCW) can be arranged to transport the person your care for, to and from Macleod Cottage for their respite stay.

How to access our respite services at Macleod Cottage

You may be able to access our respite services through a government-funded program such as the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or through a Home Care Package (HCP).

We also provide respite services on a private fee-paying basis.

Pricing will differ depending on your respite requirements, any government subsidies and your personal circumstances so give us a call today on 1300 478 776 for a confidential discussion. Alternatively, you can view our schedule of fees.

Schedule of fees Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).

Schedule of fees Home Care Package (HCP) Program.

Schedule of fees Private.


For more information or to visit Macleod Cottage, please contact us by completing the enquiry form here, or call or email us.

Phone: 1300 478 776

Unit 5—7
9 Broadford Crescent
Macleod VIC 3085


Need to know more?

We can answer any questions you may have about our respite service at Macleod Cottage. We are also always happy to have an open and honest discussion about how we can help older people to stay independently at home for as long as possible, their individual needs and preferences, and the costs involved.

Call us today on 1300 478 776 to see how we can help.

Alternatively, click here to read about all of the home care services we provide.

Last reviewed March 26, 2019.

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