Mount Carmel House

Mount Carmel House opened in 1995, with the primary purpose to offer residential care for frail aged people who need assistance to continue living a lifestyle as near to that which they enjoyed in the wider community. Mount Carmel being a small and intimate facility with 21 beds aims to provide care based on love, patience and courtesy with a person-centred approach to our respected elders.

We offer an environment that is home-like, simple, safe and secure, that will be supportive and provide opportunities for enriching resident interaction.  Our aim is to provide an atmosphere that will increase feelings of love, security and comfort as well as recognise the rights of residents and their relatives and give them the fullest support at all times.

Our staff have the skills which they are willing to share with other community groups, thus spreading an awareness and understanding of the frail aged people and their carers.

The home is light and airy, using a warm pastel colour base with large bedrooms and bathrooms and all of the bedrooms have external access to outdoor gardens or an internal courtyard.  This provides a quiet and relaxed environment to share with family and friends.  The internal courtyard is a great area for socialising with it being protected from the sun by sails and having a BBQ area which is regularly used.  The external courtyard, also with sail, has a water feature attracting many birds and is used for coffee mornings and family and friends gatherings. 

Features

These include:-

  • Games room with piano as well as tea and coffee making facilties and a regular card group.
  • The facility offers an extensive 7 day lifetyle program to include bingo, trivia, sing-a-longs, cooking, art and knitting groups.
  • Art therapist visits with the classes being very popular.
  • There are monthly high teas which is appreciated as a great is a great time to chat and reminisce.  Residents enjoying baking own cakes and biscuits for this events.  
  • Movie afternoons.
  • Regular bus outings using CCA's own bus and a weekly walking program which occurs around local beauty spots as well as regular outings for morning tea and lunch.
  • Access to a free local bus service for residents to enjoy the wide range of amenities on offer around Port Macquarie.
  • Fortnightly shopping visits.
  • BBQs in internal courtyard area.
  • Local library service.
  • General Practitioners and Podiatrists.
  • Hairdresser, beautician and regular visits from other allied health professionals.
  • Visited by local RSL volunteers as well as Inner Wheel, part of the Rotary Club who provide gifts, provide mornings tea and spend time chatting with residents one on one where great friendships have been made.
  • Access to Occupational Therapist,Physiotherapist & Speech Therapist is arranged as required.
  • Interactive School Program with St Joseph’s Primary School.
  • Contact is able to be maintained with those family and friends who are located in other CCA facilities with regular bus trips provided.
  • Pastoral care service available on a daily basis and where needed.