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Important Mercy Parklands Updates:

Updates

Making a Home With Us

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.

Our Compassionate Environment Provides:

  • 24-hour registered nurse staffing
  • Excellent staffing ratios
  • Comfortable private rooms
  • Nutritionally balanced meals prepared in-house
  • Religious services
  • Chaplaincy and spiritual care
  • Medical care
  • GP services
  • Dental services
  • Allied Health – physiotherapy, podiatry, dietary services
  • Visits by other healthcare professionals
  • Varied programme of activities
  • Shopping trolley 
  • Library service
  • Hairdressing 
  • Park like grounds
  • Chapel
  • Smoke free facilities

Taking Part in Activities

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:

  • Physical activities that aim to strengthen and maintain mobility.
  • Socioemotional activities that promote friendship and a sense of community.
  • Sensory activities that stimulate the senses.
  • Cognitive activities that allow opportunities for use of concentration, comprehension, calculation and problem solving.
  • Daily living activities that are seen as purposeful and useful.
  • Intergenerational activities that provide opportunity for social interaction and engagement with student volunteers.
  • Spiritual activities that offer the opportunity to connect with nature and reflection.
  • Spark of Life Clubs that provide a wonderful and uplifting experience designed to meet the profound needs of people with dementia.