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Calm in the storm: Cyclone preparedness at Loreto

It takes nerves of steel to brave a cyclone. But you also need meticulous planning and preparedness. At Loreto Aged Care facility, staff left nothing to chance when faced with the threat of Tropical Cyclone Kirrily. The Category 3 system crossed the Queensland coast just north of Townsville at around 10pm on 25 January, dumping […]

Mercy Community joins the fight against a nationwide nurse shortage

Sinead stands behind Finn who is sitting on a bench. They're both smiling at the camera.

Mercy Community joins the fight against a nationwide nurse shortage Mercy Community has joined the fight against a nationwide shortage of nurses to ensure Australia’s aged care sector has enough staff to cope with a rapidly ageing population. The organisation has partnered with hospitals, universities, and training organisations to provide student placements and employment opportunities in its aged […]

Lorna’s Word Game gets the neural pathways firing

With Dementia Action Week coming up from 19-25 September and World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21, Mercy Community’s Aged Care teams are excited to share a popular word game developed by one of our beloved Nudgee aged care residents, Lorna, which is sure to keep our brains healthy and active. Our teams are always searching […]

Remarkable religious sister celebrates 105 years of inspiring faithful dedication

CEO Fritha Radyk and Sister Jeanne smile at the camera infront of Sister Jeanne's birthday cake. Fritha has her arm around Sister Jeanne.

Sister Jeanne with CEO, Fritha Radyk. Sister Mary Jeanne Shoecraft, a beloved religious sister, has marked her 105th birthday surrounded by family, friends and the nursing and support staff at Mercy Community’s Bethesda Aged Care residence. Her milestone is testament to a life dedicated to serving others and a shining example of perseverance in the […]

A surgery “staycation” to remember for Mr Lu

Mr Lu enjoying the view at Mount Coot-tha.

Pre- and post-operative care with a detour to see the sights of Brisbane might seem unusual, but that’s exactly what occurred when Mercy Community stepped in to help an elderly Rockhampton man in need. Mercy Community is currently supporting Mr Lu, 81, to live independently in his own home with a home care package tailored […]

“Mercy Haven” to pave the way for enhanced elderly care in Rockhampton

A groundbreaking ceremony for Mercy Haven, a brand-new multimillion dollar aged care home in Rockhampton, took place on Wednesday 12 July 2023. The Most Reverend Michael McCarthy, Bishop of Rockhampton, blessed the start of construction on the $42 million facility which is designed to replace the existing Bethany Nursing Home in Rockhampton’s medical precinct of […]

Home Care Vs Residential Aged Care: Which one should I choose?

Image of older woman receiving aged care services being helped up out of her chair.

If you’re considering care for an aging parent, relative or close one, figuring out whether home care or residential care is the best option can be difficult. Let’s take an in-depth look at both types of aged care including what they are, their benefits and who can access each so that you can make the […]

Mercy Community’s quality aged care and continual improvement program praised

Picture from left: Member for Mundingburra Leslie Walker, Terese Poli (AIN - 10 years’ service), Loreto Director of Nursing Michelle Yanner, Suzanne Christiansen (AIN – 14 years’ service), Minister Anika Wells, Mercy Community General Manager - Aged Care Janet Rhodes.

Picture from left: Member for Mundingburra Leslie Walker, Terese Poli (AIN – 10 years’ service), Loreto Director of Nursing Michelle Yanner, Suzanne Christiansen (AIN – 14 years’ service), Minister Anika Wells, Mercy Community General Manager – Aged Care Janet Rhodes. The dedication and quality care provided by a Townsville Mercy Community aged care team has […]

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