Mercy Place Parkville offers comprehensive care in a vibrant inner north community, perched on the fringe of Melbourne’s lush parks and gardens precinct.
Venture past our on-site café to explore beautiful local parklands and duck ponds within walking distance, or visit our hair salon and beauty therapist to look and feel your best.
Our lifestyle program provides opportunities to connect with the community and indulge your passions, with excursions to Melba Hall, the nearby Royal Melbourne Zoo, the Botanical Gardens and Morning Melodies music programs. We also offer a variety of cultural activities, including Italian coffee clubs, reflection groups and church services for people of any and every faith.
Book your tour of Mercy Place Parkville
Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Mercy Place Parkville! 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.
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.
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.
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 home offers comfortably furnished single rooms with an ensuite, bedside table, built-in robe, TV and reverse-cycle heating and cooling.
Bright and naturally lit, some rooms offer views of the city or courtyards and all rooms have phones, Foxtel and height-adjustable beds. Enjoy the home’s secure garden and peaceful chapel and rest easy with a Clinical Care Coordinator on call 24/7.
Food is prepared fresh every day with a seasonal menu developed in consultation with a dietitian and the valuable input of our resident focus group. Our kitchen accommodates a range of cultural and dietary needs and any special requirements. We also enjoy celebrating happy hour with residents once a week.
- Choice of breakfast: cereal, toast, porridge, fruit, yoghurt, a hot cooked breakfast once a week, and coffee, tea and juice.
- Lunch: choice of two hot meals, salad and sandwiches, dessert, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juice.
- Dinner: choice of soup, hot meal, salad, sandwiches, desserts and fresh fruit, juice, coffee and tea.
- Morning tea, afternoon tea and supper includes fresh home-baked appetisers served with tea and coffee, fresh fruit and high protein milkshakes.
- Birthday cakes are made fresh on the day.
- Happy hour once a week with hot savoury treats, wine, juice, tea and coffee.
- Monthly BBQ.
- 24-hour nursing care
- dementia-specific care
- in-house catering, housekeeping and laundry
- external dry-cleaning
- Hospital in The Home
- GP visits
Lifestyle and Community
Mercy Place Parkville offer a varied lifestyle and activity program catering to each resident’s individual needs and preferences.
Our experienced staff lead many activities, including gentle chair-based exercises, bingo and other board games, trivia and word games, arts and crafts, woodwork, library service, beauty therapy and massage, football tipping and armchair travel. We specialise in music programs, with regular singalongs, entertainers and excursions to music concerts. We also run programs catering to cultural preferences, including Italian coffee clubs, reflection groups and church services.
In the area
- Local parkland and duck pond within walking distance
- Close to Moonee Ponds, Melbourne City and Carlton shopping precincts
- Reggio Calabria Club, a popular Italian restaurant and club within walking distance
- Melbourne Zoo about 1.5km away.
The bus service (505) connecting Melbourne University to Moonee Ponds stops directly outside our home.
Royal Park Railway Station is about 1.5km away.
As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Parkville community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.
The environment offers independence, dignity and respect to all residents.
My favourite thing about our home is the atmosphere: when you enter Mercy Place Parkville you immediately feel at home thanks to the warm, friendly environment and welcoming staff. The environment offers independence, dignity and respect to all residents.
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 Parkville
If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Parkville 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.
1 Willam Street
Parkville VIC 3052
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 January 1, 2018.