Welcome to our home, nestled among the leafy gardens and cobblestone architecture of the Abbotsford Convent arts and wellbeing precinct.
The Yarra River babbles around the sweeping greens of the Convent Gardens and nearby Collingwood Children’s Farm, while artists push colours around canvases in nearby studios and workshops including the Melbourne Art Therapy Studio. It’s the perfect blend of serenity and city living.
If you’re looking for a different ‘blend’, sip a latte at a nearby cafe or enjoy the shops, entertainment or markets that frequent the neighbourhood. You can also savour the sunshine in our sensory courtyard, visit our hairdresser or attend a service at the beautiful chapel.
Book your tour of Mercy Place Abbotsford
Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Mercy Place Abbotsford! You'll meet our Resident Liaison Officer to explore our home and the surrounding area, and find out more about moving in. Just fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For those nearing the end of life, our palliative care team works with family and friends to offer physical, spiritual, emotional and social support.
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.
Eye health and ophthalmology
Access ophthalmology services to treat eye and vision-related conditions or disorders.
As part of our comprehensive approach to your health and wellbeing, we can arrange dental services for both emergency and non-emergency dental issues.
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 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.
Our home offers single and shared rooms with either a shared ensuite or shared bathroom and toilet.
Each bright, comfortable room is spacious enough to accommodate your personal treasures and furniture, where safe to do so.
|Classic||Shared 4 bed||Shared bathroom||30m²|
|Classic+||Shared 2 bed||Shared bathroom||17-20m²|
|Grande||Single||Shared bathroom||17m²||Scenic views|
Our food is prepared fresh daily on site by our caring catering team. Our nutritionally balanced menu is developed with advice from a dietitian and is changed seasonally. Visitors are welcome to enjoy a meal here with you at a small cost.
Lifestyle and Community
We invite you to enjoy a range of social, cultural and physical activities at Mercy Place Abbotsford, and we encourage you to suggest any we do not already offer.
Our dedicated lifestyle team supports you to maintain your interests wherever possible and actively pursue the things you enjoy in life. Participate in music appreciation or exercise sessions, or indulge your creative flair with art classes in our on-site studio.
With the vibrant Abbotsford Convent grounds next door, you have plenty of opportunities to walk, relax and enjoy the outdoors. There’s also a much-loved intergenerational program run in partnership with the neighbouring preschool.
In the area
- Good Shepherd Chapel
- Collingwood Children’s Farm
- Little Sophia Rudolph Steiner Kindergarten
- Convent Gardens
- Convent Bakery and numerous cafes
- beautiful green spaces including the Yarra River walking tracks and bike trail.
Buses connect you to the many attractions of Collingwood and greater Melbourne. You and your family and friends can enjoy coffee and cake at next door’s Convent Bakery and other cafes in the area.
There are two buses that stop nearby:
The closest railway station is Victoria Park, located 900 metres from our door. The station offers frequent services to and from the Melbourne CBD, on both the Hurstbridge and South Morang lines.
As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Abbotsford community, you have access to our Service Manager.
Our Care reflects our resident’s choice, respect and dignity.
Mercy Place Abbotsford is an older style property rich in heritage, character and spirit. It has a warm homely feel and we pride ourselves in encouraging independence whenever possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ask about life at Mercy Place Abbotsford
If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Abbotsford, 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.
Last reviewed January 1, 2018.