Located in Sandringham, at the heart of Melbourne’s Bayside community, Mercy Place Fernhill is a welcoming and modern home nestled in a bustling beachside village.
Large terrace balconies offer stunning views across Port Phillip Bay towards the Melbourne city skyline, with comfortable sheltered areas for enjoyment in every season. Read and relax in the internal courtyard overlooking landscaped gardens, or entertain family and friends in one of our large dining rooms or from the kitchenettes available throughout the home.
Take part in our ever-evolving program of activities, including regular outings, church services, arts and crafts and group exercises. You can also venture out to enjoy Sandringham’s contemporary coastal lifestyle, with nearby RSLs, chic craft markets and the simple joy of crisp sea air as you stroll along the foreshore. Whatever you choose to do, you are supported to live your way.
Book your tour of Mercy Place Fernhill
Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Mercy Place Fernhill! 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.
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.
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.
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.
As part of our comprehensive approach to your health and wellbeing, we can arrange dental services for both emergency and non-emergency dental issues.
Hair and beauty salon
A hairdresser regularly visits our salon to keep you looking and feeling your best.
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.
Enjoy access to our home’s comprehensive library of books, reading materials and games.
For those nearing the end of life, our palliative care team works with family and friends to offer physical, spiritual, emotional and social support.
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.
Eye health and ophthalmology
Access ophthalmology services to treat eye and vision-related conditions or disorders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dementia care unit
A dedicated memory unit is available within the home providing specialist care 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.
Our rooms are stylishly decorated and fully furnished with a bed, armchair, writing desk and wall-mounted television. Air conditioning, hydronic heating and spacious, built-in wardrobes are standard features. Each room features a private ensuite and adjoining rooms are available for couples. Flexible room layouts cater for different lifestyle and care requirements.
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Meals are prepared on site in our modern, fully equipped kitchen. Our nutritionally balanced menu is developed with advice from a dietitian and is changed seasonally. You have many dining options to choose from every day.
- Continental breakfast (selection of cereals, toast and condiments and fruit)
- Hot breakfast twice a week
- Lamb fry and bacon
- Vegetable mornay
- Sides of chat potatoes, sweet corn and carrots
- Afternoon tea
- Sausage hot pot with mash
- Selection of sandwiches
In the area
- Sandringham beach, 700m
- Sandy Beach Community Centre, 600m
- Sandringham Craft Market, 650m
- Westfield Southland Shopping Complex, 3.8km
- Hampton RSL, 3.3km
- Sandringham Hotel, 500m
- Sandringham Village, featuring Coles and a wide selection of beachside cafes, including Otto and Black Squirrel, 350m.
Enjoy the following activities at your home:
- regular community outings
- comprehensive lifestyle program including resident forums, arts and crafts and group exercises.
Sandringham Railway Station is located 550m from our home, offering regular transport to and from Melbourne CBD.
There are three bus routes that frequent the area:
As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Fernhill community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.
At Mercy Place Fernhill, staff genuinely care for the residents.
The home has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that encourages individuality. The entire leadership team welcomes feedback and we are committed to ongoing improvements that enhance each resident's experience.
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 Fernhill
If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Fernhill 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 November 15, 2017.