Meercroft is an autonomous, not for profit organisation and the Constitution of the Home provides that the Home is run by a Board of Governance.
Meercroft is approximately two kilometres from the Devonport Post Office and is situated in Clements Street, overlooking Bass Strait. Throughout its history Meercroft has been dependent on contributions from various service organisations and donations and bequests from private people.
The Federal and State Governments have made large contributions in both Capital and Recurrent costs and Meercroft has been actively supported by its Auxiliary and it’s Staff Fundraising Committee. It therefore represents the whole stratum of the Community.
Our complex being the first Home of the Aged in Devonport opened in 1959 with 8 cottages. There have been numerous extensions and renovations over the years culminating in a major redevelopment of the facility in 2001/2002 and a further redevelopment of the kitchen in 2007.
In 2010/11, 9 x 2 bedroom independent living units were built on the corner of Clements and North Streets.
A new wing consisting of 18 beds was constructed in 2011/12 and opened for its first residents in June 2012.
Meercroft Care Inc. has 14 x 2 bedroom units on its property at 1 North Street Devonport, adjacent to its residential aged care facility. Units are available by paying an Unit Entrance Contribution (please see further for details).
These units have been constructed to meet the needs of the elderly and the elderly with a physical disability in that they are wheel chair friendly with extra width doorways and the provision of hand rails where required. All the units meet a star rating of greater than 6 which allows for efficiencies with heating and cooling.
Munnew Day Centre
Operates 7 days per week excluding public holidays and is open to Residents of Devonport and surrounding municipalities.
Operating hours are 8am to 4pm.
For persons diagnosed with all types of dementia including Alzheimers disease.
All referrals must be in writing and can be made through:
All Health professionals
We currently have three respite beds available.
Respite Bookings can by made by contacting Family Based Care Burnie, National Respite Care Services.
Free Call: 1800 684 098
Income and Assets Assessments
All people wanting government assistance when moving into residential care will require to complete the asset and income assessment form SA457 ‘Combined Asset and Income Assessment’. For further information refer to myagedcare.gov.au Income and Assets Assessment for aged care homes.