Set amid rolling hills at the foot of the Great Dividing Range in Young, New South Wales — the cherry capital of Australia — Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s is a welcoming home offering all the support you need to enjoy life, your way.
Whatever your passion, our lifestyle team can partner with you and your family to help you enjoy your favourite activities.
Our home in Young nurtures each resident’s unique cultural and spiritual identity, and offers a spectrum of care services for health, comfort and happiness. Enjoy puzzles and word games with friends, chat with visiting youngsters from the local school, take in a performance from a visiting entertainer, or suggest something entirely new — we like to keep things vibrant at Young.
Book your tour of Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s
Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s! 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.
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.
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.
Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s is a 65-bed home offering single rooms with ensuites, single rooms with shared ensuites, and shared rooms.
Each room is fitted with comfortable furniture including a bed, bed linen, bedside table and wardrobe. There is also a 24/7 nurse call system for your peace of mind. Most rooms offer lovely views of courtyard gardens, and our communal areas are purpose-designed to encourage social interactions and spark friendships. These areas include seating nooks, kitchenettes, dining rooms, lounge rooms and recreational rooms. We also have a chapel on site.
Our menu is prepared in consultation with a dietitian. Our food is prepared fresh daily at nearby Mercy Care Centre and transported to our home. We have a four-week rotating menu offering a large variety of choices and the kitchen can accommodate any special dietary or cultural requirements.
- Breakfast: continental breakfast (which includes choice of cereal, toast and tea/coffee/juice).
- Lunch: roast lamb with vegetables.
- Afternoon tea: orange cake with cream.
- Dinner: curried sausages and rice, or vegetable soup.
- Dessert: ice cream and topping or fruit and ice cream.
- Optional: salads or sandwiches instead of hot meals.
- registered nurse available 24/7
Lifestyle and Community
The nearby Young city centre offers many attractions, all within a short distance from Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s.
These include large parks, social clubs, shopping precincts and eating venues. Residents frequently attend concerts, enjoy social gatherings at nearby clubs, visit the library, or simply have a coffee and chat at the local café.
Our lifestyle team supports you to continue actively participating in life by pursuing your unique interests wherever possible. We offer a large range of leisure and lifestyle activities on site, including bingo, singing groups, concerts, craft groups, exercise classes, happy hour, high tea for the ladies, and men’s group with other members of the Young community.
In the area
- Iandra Castle, historical homestead with a variety of events throughout the year: 25-minute drive
- Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden: 4.5 km
- Lambing Flat Folk Museum
- Poppa’s Fudge & Jam Factory
- The Big Cherry monument, celebrating Young’s status as the cherry capital of Australia.
Taxis are available.
As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.
We are one big family.
We provide excellent person-centred care. We look after physical, spiritual and emotional care for our residents. We are one big family. We are professional but we also have a laugh and join in that laughter with our residents. The atmosphere here is peaceful and warm, and we welcome new residents with open arms.
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 Mount St Joseph’s
If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Mount St Joseph’s, 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.