Important Mercy Parklands Updates:
Mercy Parklands is a community. We are working towards embedding household living practices. Residential living is arranged into five neighbourhoods with individual households within each neighbourhood.
We aim for each household to have an identified Lead Care Partner who receives specific clinical and person-centred care training. The relationship between the resident and their Care Partner is at the heart of household living. Care Partners respond to the choices and needs of each resident and can also lead home and social activities, working with the resident to create a life of engagement.
If you wish to read more about this model of care, please take a look at The Green House Project.
Activities staff are also assigned to specific neighbourhoods and support Care Partners with organising and facilitating activities and events. Rituals, celebration, friendship, and spontaneity are fostered within each household and form part of the daily rhythms of life.
The activities team also facilitate volunteer support and a range of community programmes including intergenerational activities, clubs and complementary therapies. Mercy Parklands Community meetings are held once a month where residents can contribute feedback and new ideas.
Regular activities include: