Mercy Place Ballarat, Victoria

A new place to call home.

Experience the difference of small household living at Mercy Place Ballarat, the city’s newest and most innovative aged care home.

Set behind the historic red brick building of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Place Ballarat has been purposely designed to create a warm and inviting place where residents and their families can feel right at home.

Small household living promotes independence, choice and relationships. You will have your own room with ensuite and share a house with a group of like-minded people.

Enjoy home-cooked meals, the privacy and comfort of familiar home spaces, a personal laundry and outdoor spaces, all with the security and peace of mind knowing help is on hand when you need it.

Visiting hours may have changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please call the home for details.

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Phone: ​(03) 5327 1888
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Mercy Place Ballarat
​60 Corbett Street
Ballarat East VIC 3350

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Available Services

Pastoral care

Pastoral Care Associates can offer you and your loved ones spiritual and emotional support. We can also coordinate prayer groups or church services, including regular Mass, sacramental care and denominational services.

Religious services

Chaplains visit our home, and are available on-call for pastoral ministry and specific religious rituals. We can also arrange pastoral care from a religious representative from your own faith for your convenience.

Volunteer services

Our home benefits from many skilled volunteers. Whether it be driving a bus, sharing gardening skills, reading a book or newspaper to one of our residents, playing cards, or just having a chat, volunteers bring a spark into our home with infectious enthusiasm. If you would like to contribute to our home as a volunteer, please get in touch. As with everyone who works within our homes, volunteers are required to complete a police check and attend a Mercy Health induction.

Speech pathology

Our home offers speech pathology services to assess, diagnose and treat communication or swallowing disorders. Our local allied health therapists can provide speech pathology services in-home as you require, or as part of a high-care plan. If you’re generally well and would like speech pathology, or have higher care needs and seek extra allied health support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.

Respite care

We can provide support to your family and other primary carers who need additional assistance, or who simply need a break and time to themselves. Our home offers respite care in the form of short-term accommodation for your family members or primary carers.

Podiatry

Podiatry services are available for medical conditions affecting the foot, ankle and leg. Our local allied health therapists can provide podiatry in the home as part of a high care plan. If you’re generally well and would like these services, or have higher care needs and seek extra allied health support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists help people move more easily and improve their physical ability. You may undertake physiotherapy as part of a high-care plan or rehabilitation program. If you’re generally well and would like access to physiotherapy services, or if you have higher needs and require extra support, you can arrange for your preferred therapists to visit on a fee-for-service basis.

Pet-friendly environment

Pet therapy is known to inspire greater physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing. On-site and visiting pets are a vital element of our home environment. If you’re considering a move to our home, contact the Service Manager to discuss bringing your pet with you.

Palliative care

For those nearing the end of life, our palliative care team works with family and friends to offer physical, spiritual, emotional and social support.

Pain management

We offer a range of professional services to ease pain, improve quality of life and reduce symptoms and discomfort associated with ongoing illnesses or disorders.

Eye health and ophthalmology

Access ophthalmology services to treat eye and vision-related conditions or disorders.

Library

Enjoy access to our home’s comprehensive library of books, reading materials and games.

Leisure and lifestyle activities

Wherever possible, our lifestyle therapy team supports you to pursue your interests and actively participate in life. We invite you to enjoy a range of social, cultural and physical activities and to suggest any we do not currently offer. Please note, some activities may incur a charge.

Hair and beauty salon

A hairdresser regularly visits our salon to keep you looking and feeling your best.

Dietitian-curated meals

Our nutritionally balanced menu is developed under the guidance of a dietitian and changes seasonally. All meals are cooked fresh daily and we are happy to accommodate special dietary needs for religious, cultural, ethical or medical reasons.

Dementia care service

Our home caters for people living with dementia or memory loss. We partner with you and your loved one to get to know their personal story so daily life and activities can be tailored to suit their specific needs and interests.

Café on site

Our home includes an on-site café and kiosk with a fresh food and hot or cold drink menu for you and your guests to enjoy.

Audiology

Audiology involves treatments to improve communication and participation for people with hearing loss, to promote a fuller and more enjoyable life. It can also help with conditions affecting balance.

Allied health

Allied health describes the range of health professionals involved in your care who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Allied health includes services such as podiatry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech therapy and dietary advice.

Ageing in place

Our homes offer you the security and comfort of ‘ageing in place’. Regardless of your care needs now, or how they may develop in the future, you can continue to live at our home and access the care you need while maintaining your quality of life.

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Mercy Place Ballarat is our first home designed and built around the innovative concept of small household living. Our fundamental goal is to create a place where residents and their families feel at home.

Mercy Health Group Chief Executive Officer Adj Prof Stephen Cornelissen

Aged Care Accommodation

Each household at Mercy Place Ballarat will be home to eight residents. Your light-filled private room with ensuite has hydronic heating and split system cooling for you to control the temperature to your liking. Each home includes built-in technologies to enhance health, comfort and privacy.

You will have easy access to the open plan living area with a lounge and dining space. The stone-top kitchen has induction hot plates so you can see and smell the delicious meals that are freshly cooked daily. All households have front door entry and private outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Rooms

Type Room Bathroom Size Features
Grande Single Private 13m²
Deluxe Single Private 13m² Upper level views
Deluxe+ Single Private 13-14m² Desk or bay window
Premier Single Private 13-14m² Desk or bay window with upper level views
Premier+ Single Private 15m² Large room
Superior Single Private 17-21m² Large corner room
Superior+ Single Private 17-21m² Large corner room with balcony or outside access
Executive Single and double Private 24-28m² Spacious room with private balcony
Accommodation details and pricing

Aged Care Lifestyle and Community

At Mercy Place Ballarat, you will find everything you need on your doorstep. The homes are connected to a village square with a grocer, café, hairdresser, wellness centre and health professionals.

Outdoors you can enjoy beautifully designed spaces including a playground and gardens – or relax in the wine bar on the balcony or beside the fireplace.

Your care team will offer personalised support for anything you need, 24 hours a day in your own home. The care team will get to know how you like to spend your day. They will help you and your fellow residents: plan the weekly menu; organise social activities and outings. Their goal is to know who you are, down to how many sugars you take in your tea.

Just like home, you choose how you spend your day. Wake at your leisure, shower when you’re ready, choose your own meals, participate in household activities (as much or as little as you want) and spend your day doing the things you love.

Residents at Mercy Place Ballarat are provided with additional services that complement our existing high-quality care and let you add a touch of simple luxury to your life every day. Click here to view the full list of services and their cost.

Available activities

Enjoy the following activities at your home:

  • Happy hour in the pub
  • Group exercise class
  • Mobile library
  • Herb garden project
Service Manager

Meet Andrew

As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Ballarat community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.

Small household living at Mercy Place Ballarat allows our residents to live as independently as possible, with dignity and choice.

I trust that residents and families of Mercy Place Ballarat feel as much at home as I do when I come to work each day. Every day we strive to ensure we offer a warm, friendly and welcoming environment that supports independence and choice. We are motivated to ensure our residents feel part of their small home within our broader community.

What next

Moving into an aged care home can be a challenging and emotional time for you and your loved ones. We’re here to help.

There are some steps you can complete at any point — even before you’ve decided on your home — to make things easier.

Find out more about moving into aged care

Get prepared

There are things you can do right now – including assembling documents and completing forms – to make your move smooth and easy. Many of these things are useful even if you don’t end up moving into aged care.

Learn more about getting prepared for transition to an aged care home

Confirm the details of your finances

By confirming the details of your finances through completing certain forms and choosing your specific room, you can ensure you pay the correct costs and receive the right care from the moment you move in.

Learn more about confirming the details of your finances

Apply for your chosen home

Arrange a meeting with a local representative of your chosen home to ensure you understand everything and receive the right help in applying for your move.

Learn more about applying for your chosen home

Understanding the costs

Once you’ve chosen your home, it’s natural to start thinking about the costs involved.

How much will I have to pay? What is covered? Are there flexible payment options? Find the answers to your questions and get familiar with the costs.

Find out more about the costs

Ask about life at Mercy Place Ballarat

If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Ballarat the process of preparing for a move, or anything else, please get in touch and let us know. We’ll find the answers and be in contact with you shortly.

    Andrew

    Contact Mercy Place Ballarat today

    Phone: ​(03) 5327 1888

    Mercy Place Ballarat
    ​60 Corbett Street
    Ballarat East VIC 3350

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    We constantly look for ways to improve the care and service we deliver. Your feedback is valuable and is one way we can find out how we are doing and what we can improve. Complete our online feedback form to provide your comments.

    Last reviewed May 10, 2018.

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