Just 15 minutes from the centre of Geelong, Mercy Place Rice Village is a warm, friendly community providing comfort, care and a great lifestyle.
Get your hands dirty in our seasonal vegetable garden or relax with friends among the colourful flowerbeds dotted throughout the village. We offer a range of activities to keep you energised and engaged.
Exercise your artistic talents in our purpose-built craft room, or dive into a book from the library. Afterwards, pull up a chair beside a friend and enjoy refreshments of a different kind at our on-site replica pub.
Book your tour of Mercy Place Rice Village
Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Mercy Place Rice Village! 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.
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.
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.
Eye health and ophthalmology
Access ophthalmology services to treat eye and vision-related conditions 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.
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.
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.
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.
There are two types of room at Mercy Place Rice Village. The first type (52 rooms) opens onto a private garden and features a kitchenette, built-in wardrobe and private ensuite.
The second type (40 rooms) features a built-in wardrobe, bedside table and private ensuite. These rooms open onto the home’s gardens, with easy access to household dining and kitchen areas.
There is beautiful natural light throughout the home and a 24/7 nurse call system is available in all bedrooms.
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A four-week rotating menu is developed seasonally, in consultation with a dietitian and the valuable input of residents. We also celebrate world cuisines with special themed dining nights. All meals are made fresh in our on-site kitchen and we use seasonal vegetables from our own garden. We accommodate all dietary requirements.
- Breakfast: choice of cereal, porridge, toast and spreads.
- Lunch: crumbed sausages, lamb hotpot and trifle.
- Dinner: chicken and mushroom roll, sandwiches or baked beans and soup of the day.
- Choice of dessert: jelly, ice cream or strawberry mouse.
- Registered Nurse available 24/7
- On-site GP clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays
- Library serviced by the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (room visits and requests available)
- Hydrotherapy pool
- Small dementia unit (capacity for 16 residents)
- Seasonal vegetable garden
- Adjoining Retirement Living (73 independent living units, featuring range of one or two-bedroom units with carports or garages)
- Replica pub
- Mercy Place Rice Village bus
- Grey Cats Club.
- Local IGA will deliver
- Local pharmacist will deliver
- Bus service stops outside front gate
- Railway station within 1km.
Lifestyle and Community
Mercy Place Rice Village boasts a vibrant community, conveniently located near various attractions in south central Geelong.
The Barwon Valley Golf Club is just around the corner, while Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre offers cinemas, shopping and a range of delicious cafes and restaurants. Residents who prefer to stay at home can play bingo or enjoy fun and engaging activities. The Rotary Club of Grovedale also meets at our home.
In the area
- Geelong RSL: 3km
- Belmont Bowls Club: 2km
- Barwon Valley Golf Club: 1.4km
- Sandstone Café: 3.1km
- Belmont Shopping District: 3km
- Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre: 6.4km
- Walking paths along Barwon River: 4.2km.
Enjoy the following activities at your home:
- Fish and Chips Friday
A bus stop in front of our home takes passengers to the Drews Road bus interchange and Marshall Railway Station. The bus interchange services the Geelong and Torquay regions.
Marshall Railway Station is 1.4km from our home and offers frequent services on the Melbourne and Warrnambool lines.
As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Rice Village community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.
Mercy Place Rice Village offers a warm, welcoming home that fosters both independence and companionship.
Our staff strive to make you feel this is your home.
Our care is centered on you and your experiences. We want to be part of your next chapter.
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 Rice Village
If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Rice Village 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.