Mercy Place Woree has a rich heritage and charming community with spacious gardens and a purpose-designed memory centre. We have established a rich sense of community by designing all activities, plans and care around our residents, to foster a warm atmosphere that blends support and independence.
Life at Woree is as vibrant and varied as you choose, with regular outings and an active lifestyle program that makes use of the beautiful parks and gardens around our home.
With gentle exercise classes, walking groups, visiting entertainers and a comprehensive spectrum of care and memory support services, Mercy Place Woree is about living well, your way.
Book your tour of Mercy Place Woree
Arrange to visit for a cup of tea and a tour, and get to know the friendly faces at Mercy Place Woree! 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.
Enjoy access to our home’s comprehensive library of books, reading materials and games.
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.
As part of our comprehensive approach to your health and wellbeing, we can arrange dental services for both emergency and non-emergency dental issues.
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.
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.
All rooms have a bedside table, bedside set of draws and over-bed table.
Every room comes with the capability to have a TV connected to the wall, and a 24/7 nurse call system with simple one-button call functionality. Wardrobes are located within each room. The south side of our building offers views of the mountain ranges. All rooms are shared and have ensuite bathrooms attached.
All dietary requirements are reviewed by a registered team of dietitians, a speech pathologist and registered nurse. Our menu rotates with the seasons and we are happy to meet any cultural or dietary needs.
- Breakfast: cereal, hot breakfast three days a week, porridge, hot/cold drink, toast and condiments.
- Lunch: roast beef or stir-fry noodles followed by dessert.
- Dinner: soup followed by pasta, salad or sandwiches and fresh fruit.
- dementia care
- regular outings
Lifestyle and Community
Mercy Place Woree is located in a quiet, leafy suburb at the bottom of a mountain range and national reserves.
We’re surrounded by local parks and lush greenery, including the nearby Cairns Golf Course and bowls club. Just 15 minutes from the centre of Cairns, our home is also situated close to racecourses, schools and shopping centres, which all play a part in our dynamic social schedule. Of course, it doesn’t have to be busy — participate in as much or as little as you like, and enjoy the support to live your way.
In the area
- Cairns Golf Club, 4 km
- Henley’s Hill Park, 900 m
- Ivan Evans Nature Walk, 1.7 km
- Cairns city centre, 7.3 km (15-minute drive or bus trip).
- Schools, shopping complex, parks and racecourse.
Enjoy the following activities at your home:
- vibrant lifestyle program
- daily exercise classes
- walking groups
There are two buses that pass through this area:
- 141: Cairns City, Westcourt Plaza (DFO), Stockland Shopping Centre, Bayview Heights, Woree.
- 143w: Cairns City, Westcourt Plaza (DFO), Stockland Shopping Centre, Bayview Heights, Woree, White Rock, Mount Sheridan Plaza
As a treasured member of the Mercy Place Woree community, you have a dedicated Service Manager.
I love assisting our residents and their families to have the best day possible.
The home has a sense of community and pride. It's a place for residents to not only call 'a home' but to call 'their home'.
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 Woree
If you have any questions about life at Mercy Place Woree 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.