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Mayflower Home Care - Melbourne

Looking for home care services in Melbourne? At Mayflower, our priority is making certain you have everything you need to keep enjoying a full and independent life from the comfort of your own home.

Live Life Your Way

We provide compassionate and responsive home care support services in Melbourne’s Northern and Bayside suburbs, promoting health, wellbeing and independence so you can remain happy, healthy, safe and socially connected to your community.

What Can You Expect From Home Care?

With Mayflower’s personalised in-home care services, you or your loved one can live independently and autonomously, with the ability to choose your provider, caregiver and level of service.

Whether you’re seeking assistance with daily chores or require more intimate support or nursing care, our compassionate professionals work with you to develop services that meet your needs.

What Types of Services Can a Home Care Agency Provide?

Home caring can look different for everyone. Mayflower offers all the help you might need, customising home care packages specifically to your personal requirements.

Mayflower’s home care in Melbourne can include any of the following services.

Personal Care

A home care assistant can help with bathing, showering and dressing. Our compassionate carers work with a high level of professionalism and respect for your dignity and comfort.

Domestic Assistance

Proper home health care also requires a healthy home. We can manage light or heavy housework with services including dusting, vacuuming, linen changes, laundry and deep cleaning — everyday tasks that often fall to a family member.

Meals and Nutrition

Enlist a dietician’s support with meal planning and nutrition, benefit from hands-on assistance with meal preparation, or have a healthy dinner delivered and leave the cleanup to us. Our personal care extends to all of your dietary care needs.

Shopping, Errands, and Transport

Whether you’d like us to handle your errands for you or provide transportation to shops, appointments and events, we’re here to help you remain active and connected to your community.

Nursing Support

Our care workers coordinate with general and specialist medical practitioners to safeguard your health and wellbeing and ensure that you receive the necessary nursing care. This might include a friendly medication reminder, wound care or any type of clinical assistance.


If you’re in need of some good company, your personal in-home care plan can include a caregiver or companion joining you for a leisurely walk or spending time chatting and reminiscing about your favourite topics.

Respite Care

For primary caregivers who need a break, our in-home respite care can give you a chance to recharge and attend to your own wellness needs without worrying about your loved one. 

How Can You Talk With a Loved One About Home Care?

Broaching the topic of home care with a family member who requires personal care isn’t easy. But Mayflower is here to help you ease into these difficult conversations with a reluctant loved one, especially those requiring palliative care, suffering from dementia or living with a disability.

We’ll work with you to:

  • Present a variety of options to your loved one in a non-threatening way
  • Emphasise that the right home care package can enhance wellbeing and independence
  • Demonstrate how a professional home care service offers quality care and peace of mind

How Is Home Care Different From Other Care Options?

It’s common to wonder about the differences between home care vs. aged care services. Mayflower’s in-home aged care options provide an alternative to a residential facility.

Choosing home care in Melbourne means you or your loved one can safely stay at home, where the heart is.

There are practical and financial benefits as well:

  • Continued independence
  • Familiarity and comfort of home
  • Lower cost for care
  • Easier qualification process
  • Quick and simple arrangements

Who Pays for Home Care Services?

As everyone’s health care needs and financial situations differ, you’ll have several options when it comes to paying for home care. Whether you’re paying through a government subsidy, personal funds or a combination of the two, Mayflower can help create a home care plan that meets your needs and budget. 

Home Care Package (HCP)

There are four levels of funding available through a government-subsidised Home Care Package, which offers coverage for basic care needs up to high-level care needs. The amount you may be eligible to receive, and the additional contributions you might make, will vary depending on your health and financial circumstances.

Private home care plan

You do not need Home Care Package funding to receive home care from Mayflower. Our services are also available through customised, private fee-for-service plans, meaning you can access the care you need right away without an assessment or subsidy. This can be a beneficial option if you need immediate assistance while awaiting funding, or if you have the funds available to cover the costs of care.

Hybrid plan

Finally, you have the flexibility to cover in-home care through a combination of Home Care Package coverage and a private plan. Mayflower’s fees and funding details are always available to view, and our staff is available to help you consider your options and create a customised plan. 

Why Choose Mayflower Home Care Melbourne?

If you’re seeking home care services in the Northern Melbourne or Bayside suburbs for yourself or a loved one, here are a few reasons you should consider partnering with Mayflower.

Person-Centred Care

We take a collaborative, relationship-based approach to delivering personalised home care. Since we put people first, you’re always in control. Together, we’ll design a home care plan that specifically supports your lifestyle and nurtures your independent spirit. From there, you’ll set your own agenda and access support at your own pace.

No Hidden Fees

You won’t face any set-up fees, daily charges or exit fees when utilising Mayflower’s home care in Melbourne. We stand by the quality of our care and are confident you’ll be happy with our services, but we’ll offer respect and assistance if you transition to another provider.

Flexible Services for Changing Needs

You’ll find all the support you need through Mayflower. From home care to retirement living and aged care, we offer a suite of services that can be tailored to your evolving needs. There’s peace of mind in knowing you won’t need to change providers if you ever need to access a different type of care.

Not-for-Profit Structure

Mayflower is proudly not-for-profit. As an independent, community-based organisation created to enhance the wellbeing of older Australians, our profits are reinvested to further develop the services we deliver to our community.

60+ Years of Experience

For more than 60 years, we’ve been realising our vision for care without compromise and upholding our commitment to compassion, excellence, integrity and respect.

Here are a few more reasons you can feel confident that your wellbeing is in good hands with Mayflower:

  • Our services are regulated under the Australian Government’s Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • Each carer is hand-selected, extensively trained and here to help
  • Our administrators can help with Home Care Package applications and tailoring a plan to your funding or budget as well as your care requirements

Contact Mayflower for Home Care in Melbourne

Ready to learn more about Mayflower’s home care services in Melbourne? Call our friendly home care team on 1300 522 273 for an assessment of you or your loved one’s in-home care needs.