Palliative care for motor neurone disease

24hr care and comfort for end-stage motor neurone disease

Our team of veteran registered nurses, and motor neurone disease specialists will create a personalised palliative treatment plan for your loved one. Dignity, safety and compassion — that’s our promise.

Our holistic approach to motor neurone disease palliative care

Motor neurone disease can advance rapidly, taking a heavy physical, psychological and, for some, a spiritual toll on the affected and their loved ones. We will develop a tailored care plan for your loved one, which we will design in consultation with them, you and your existing medical team.

Palliative care for end-stage motor neurone disease is an emotionally taxing process. But we will be with you every step of the way.

  • We offer medication and physical therapy to manage pain
  • We care for comorbidities, including depression, anxiety and dementia
  • We will facilitate specialised medical care if and when needed
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Premium care

Premium end-of-life care for motor neurone disease

Trust is the foundation of our palliative approach. We work hard to earn it from each of our residents. We’ve been ranked in Melbourne's top 1% of aged care facilities, with residents rating us for our warm and attentive service.

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24-hour care

24-hour care

The reliance on support staff for basic tasks can leave an MND resident feeling vulnerable and anxious. Our staff are as warm and friendly as they are medically experienced.

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Mental health care

Mental health care

The effects of rapidly advancing MDN will be difficult to process at first. Our mental healthcare services help palliative residents manage their anxieties in safety.

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Hear from our residents and family members
"The place is first class, the staff are extremely caring, and the meals are wonderful. Cannot recommend this place highly enough."

Jen Brown

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Why choose Oxa Care

Palliative care requires as much compassion as it does medical expertise. How our residents respond to their diagnoses varies from day to day, and they sometimes surprise even themselves. As caregivers, we are intimately involved in their lives during these vulnerable moments and take that responsibility seriously. We have refined our approach and developed our capabilities over decades so we can guide our residents and their loved ones through their struggles. We know what it takes to do that.

Community is everything

Between our supportive staff and residents, there is always space to voice concerns and find comfort.

Tailored treatment

We tailor our therapies and pain management solutions to suit our residents’ day-to-day needs.

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How payment works

Payment should be the least of your concerns. You can divide your payment into an upfront lump sum and an ongoing daily fee. The slider below will help you to determine the most comfortable payment plan for your stay at our home. Remember that your $550,000 payment will be fully refunded to the resident’s estate at the end of their stay with us.

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Refundable Accommodation Deposit (RAD)
The RAD is a one-off, government-guaranteed, fully refundable lump sum.
Daily accommodation payment (DAP)
The DAP is a non-refundable accommodation payment that is paid daily.
Combination Payment
This is an apportioned combination of the RAD and DAP payments that can be adapted to suit your financial situation. A partial lump sum payment is provided and a daily fee is charged on the outstanding amount. Drag the slider to change the contribution.
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$71,500 once off + $97.80/day

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Frequently asked questions

If you have any specific questions regarding your loved one’s care, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What are the effects of advanced motor neurone disease?

As the brain and nervous system deteriorate, the individual will lose muscle control and cognitive function. Symptoms include:

  • Muscle cramping and twitching
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Inability to speak, chew and swallow
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pain

We understand these aren’t easy to hear. But with round-the-clock care and pain management support, we will make your loved one’s life as comfortable as possible.

What kinds of palliative specialists help with motor neurone disease?

Palliative care for motor neurone disease demands a holistic approach. We have several specialists in-house and across our trusted, vetted external network. 

As part of your tailored motor neurone disease palliative treatment plan, we may recommend:

  • Physiotherapists to relieve physical pain
  • Occupational therapists help perform basic day-to-day functions
  • Speech therapists to aid communication and swallowing
  • Dietitians to create meals that suit physical ability
  • Psychological and spiritual counsel for emotional well-being

Consider us your partner and guide

We’ll be straightforward with you: facing an incurable, life-limiting and rapidly advancing condition like motor neurone disease will be a challenge all the way through to the end. There will always be a level of uncertainty and anxiety that we simply will not be able to relieve. 

But in our experience, community really is everything. You can reach us 24/7 to discuss your loved one's condition, ask questions and adjust their well-being and end-of-life plans. 

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