Mercy Place Templestowe is a relaxed, suburban home with a truly country feel. Set among lush gardens with abundant fruit trees, raised vegetable gardens and inviting courtyards, our home is a sanctuary for residents, friends and family. Maintaining meaningful relationships and building new ones is an important aspect of our model of care, and you’ll enjoy welcoming your community home for conversations by the fire or a BBQ under the gazebo.
Our residents value our connection with nature, with the produce from our gardens featuring in our delicious meals, all of which are freshly cooked on site. We offer a range of activities and the opportunity to try your hand at something new, or simply relax in our cosy lounge or community rooms.
- 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.
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Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Mercy Place Templestowe! 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.
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.
Bookable club rooms
Retirement Living residents can enjoy private access to our rooftop club room.
As part of our comprehensive approach to your health and wellbeing, we can arrange dental services for both emergency and non-emergency dental issues.
Enjoy access to our home’s comprehensive library of books, reading materials and games.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 tastefully decorated rooms are fitted with comfortable furniture including a bed, bedside table and ceiling fans. A 24/7 nurse call system is available in all rooms, giving you and your loved ones peace of mind. Take advantage of the built-in wardrobes with space for your personal treasures, or display your favourite items to personalise your room.
Well-balanced, tasty and nutritious meals are always on the menu at Mercy Place Templestowe. All your meals are prepared in our dedicated on-site kitchen, often using produce from our own garden. We invite you to dine in comfort in our spacious separate dining room overlooking the gardens. We can also cater for any dietary or cultural requirements you may have.
Residents can enjoy a selection of continental breakfast foods including cereals; porridge; toast with jams, butter and marmalade; and fresh fruit.
Hot breakfasts are also available, including eggs cooked your way, omelettes, baked beans on toast, sausages and bacon.
A typical lunch would be beef and vegetable pie with scallop potatoes, brussel sprouts and cauliflower.
Dessert might be bread and butter pudding with custard.
We also offer soup, which might be chicken and corn with herbs from our garden.
A typical main meal for dinner would be smoked salmon, pasta and vegetable bake.
We also offer alternatives to our menus, including fresh sandwiches; a cold meat, salad and cheese platter; or toasted sandwiches. Alternative desserts might include fresh fruit or ice cream.
We also offer morning and afternoon tea, with freshly baked cakes or sweets, fresh fruit or a savoury alternative, alongside your selection of coffee or tea.
- community room
- home theatre room
- designated chapel area
- relaxation spaces and kitchenettes
- fish pond
- barbeque area
- raised garden beds
- bus for outings
- hair dressing salon
- short distance from cafes and local shopping areas
- short distance from local parks
Lifestyle and Community
We make it our mission to help you enjoy life, stay active and do the things you love, as well as trying new things with new friends. We will work with you to choose options that suit you socially, physically and emotionally. Our residents enjoy gardening in our raised planter boxes, watching a movie in our home theatre, trivia nights, arts and crafts, outings to the local shops, and learning from our monthly guest speakers.
Rather than having to fit in with our program, we will help you create a lifestyle you love. Tell us about your interests and hobbies and we will take care of the rest.
In the area
We are located just 15 Km from Melbourne city. Our home is surrounded by parks including Ruffey Creek Linear Park next door, and we are next door to St Kevin’s Catholic Church.
- 3.4km from Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre
- 5.5km from Austin Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women
- 5km from Heidelberg shopping strip and restaurants.
- 1km from Templestowe Village Shopping Centre
- 4km from Heide Museum of Modern Art
Enjoy the following activities at your home:
- movies in our home cinema
- sensory activities
- group exercise
- bus outings for shopping, lunch or coffee
- gardening in our raised garden beds
- religious and cultural services
- high tea
- word games
- guest speakers each month
- library activity
- birthday parties and concerts
- trivia nights
- mobile shop (shopping experiences in the home)
- caring for the birds in our aviary
- tending to the fish in our fish pond
- arts and crafts
Buses service the area regularly, including the 309 Herlihys Road/Foote Street Lower Templestowe (City -Donvale via Reynolds Road to City).
As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Templestowe community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.
Our home has a warm, friendly appeal, created by experienced staff who value the importance of their vocation and aim to build a friendly relationship with all who reside here. The gardens allow for connection with nature and residents can enjoy a garden view from every window in our home. This home truly has a heart.
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 Templestowe
If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Templestowe 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.