Warm and friendly with a strong community feel, Mercy Place Nixon accommodates 36 residents in three small households. Our model of care focuses on relationships and our team is dedicated to helping you maintain meaningful connections to the important people in your life.
You’ll enjoy entertaining family and friends in our beautiful courtyards and gardens, or seeking some quiet reflection time. Our delightful greenhouse and veggie patch is a favourite among green-thumbs while others can take advantage of our wide range of planned activities or on-site hairdresser. Located in a quiet precinct a short walk from the beach and local shops, you can make the most of bayside living.
- Southern Cross Care (Vic) joined Mercy Health in July 2017. Our highly qualified and compassionate care teams support you to live life well, the way you choose.
Book your tour of Mercy Place Nixon
Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Mercy Place Nixon! 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.
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.
Eye health and ophthalmology
Access ophthalmology services to treat eye and vision-related conditions or disorders.
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.
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.
For those nearing the end of life, our palliative care team works with family and friends to offer physical, spiritual, emotional and social support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our lovely rooms are stylishly designed with private ensuites. You’ll enjoy the quality furniture and fittings, including height-adjustable beds and bedside tables. Take advantage of the built-in wardrobes, heating, air conditioning and space for your personal treasures. A 24/7 nurse call system is available in all rooms, giving you and your loved ones peace of mind. Add a touch of luxury by choosing a light and airy room.
We take great care to create impeccable menus at Mercy Place Nixon. Working with our chef and nutritionist, we provide a good selection of well-balanced and tasty home-style food for every meal. All your meals are cooked fresh in our on-site kitchen. You can choose to dine in the company of friends or privately in the comfort of your own room.
- Residents have their choice of a continental breakfast (which includes your choice of cereal, toast and tea/coffee/juice), or a hot, cooked breakfast.
- Roast lamb with vegetables is a favourite for lunch.
- Enjoy daily selections of cakes with cream and fruit for morning and afternoon tea.
- You’ll have a choice of meals at dinner, from vegetable soup to garlic prawns with rice.
- Enjoy delectable desserts such as pudding with ice cream or a selection of fruit.
- Salads, sandwiches and eggs are always an option instead of hot meals.
Furnished with inviting décor and natural tones, Mercy Place Nixon is designed to be your home away from home. Warm and friendly with a strong community feel, our home accommodates 36 residents in three small households. The kitchen is central to the smaller, cosy dining rooms and there are also intimate lounge areas, beautiful courtyards and landscaped gardens.
Lifestyle and Community
We are passionate about residents enjoying their favourite pastimes and even taking up some new ones. From music, painting and bowling to group exercise, there is always something for everyone. If you are a green thumb or a budding gardener, you will enjoy keeping busy in our delightful green house and veggie patch. While we offer many lifestyle options for you to choose from, we will also support you with your own interests. Just tell us what you’re passionate about and we will take care of the rest.
In the area
- Local churches
- Southland Shopping Centre
- Mordialloc beach
- Parks, picknic areas, BBQ area
- Local library
- AMF Bowling
Enjoy the following activities at your home:
- bus outings
- indoor bowls
- beauty therapy
- shopping trips
- exercise to music
- happy hour
- cards and board games
Mordialloc is serviced by regular buses and Mordialloc Railway Station is within walking distance.
Nearest public transport:
Train: Mordialloc and Parkdale railway stations.
Bus route: 706 Mordialloc-Chelsea and 708 Carrum-Hampton via Southland.
Taxis are available on request.
Meet Ilona Aminov
As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Nixon community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.
I love the small household approach to care at Nixon. Each household has only 12 residents which means we can achieve more personalised care.
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 Nixon
If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Nixon 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 June 25, 2018.