The Mary Potter Nursing Home is a modern high care facility that is home to 60 much-loved residents.

It offers a wonderful feeling of cosiness and community - a sense home.

Our facilities include 51 long stay beds, one respite bed and eight transitional care beds in single room accommodation with adjoining ensuites, as well as our secure dementia care wing Shalom Place and The Forrest Centre Hospice for palliative care.

You and your family can enjoy bright and airy rooms and comfortable lounge and dining areas. As well as a number of lovely outdoor courtyards, we also overlook the beautiful Calvary Hospital gardens.

Our Shalom Place residents enjoy secure gardens that have been custom-built to respond to unique dementia care needs.

As a resident at Mary Potter Nursing home you have ready access to a wide range of physical therapies, activities and social interactions in dedicated areas such as the inspiring art and craft room, the relaxing hairdressing salon and peaceful chapel.

Whatever your needs, we encourage you to make Mary Potter your home, with as many personal touches and as much or as little privacy as you choose. Of course, your participation in group activities is completely yours to determine and as much as possible, we accommodate your individual habits and special requests, so you can continue to lead a comfortable and enriching life.

Key features

  • Warm, cosy facility
  • Located close to Calvary Riverina Hospital
  • 60 rooms offering single accommodation and adjoining ensuites
  • All rooms have adjustable beds, built-in wardrobes and nurse call points
  • On-site chapel (Catholic Mass held every Thursday and an Anglican Service every Friday)
  • Physiotherapy program offered five days a week
  • Large hydrotherapy bath
  • Common areas with large screen TVs, bookcases, pianos and comfortable lounge chairs
  • Peaceful courtyards and gardens. A secure garden courtyard adjoins the dementia care unit for the enjoyment of our Shalom Place residents
  • Specialised palliative care rooms
  • Barbecue area and hairdressers’ salon
  • Regular organised activities (think art, cooking, short stories, games, craft), concerts and outings
  • All residents kept up-to-date via our monthly program and quarterly newsletter
  • Close to bus transport routes and main shopping district.
 

Contact Details

Lewisham Avenue,
Wagga Wagga. 2650
Phone: (02) 6932 3011

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The Mary Potter Nursing Home story

The Mary Potter Nursing Home and The Ethel Forrest Day Care Centre were established through an ecumenical joint venture of The Sisters of the Little Company of Mary and The Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. 

The first clients took up residence in February 1985, and between 2004 and 2007 extensive renovations took place to provide 60 residents with modern private single room accommodation. 

Our specialist Dementia Care unit, Shalom Place, currently caters for up to 10 residents and will expand to 20 residents upon completion of renovations in 2018.

The Forrest Centre Hospice will open in mid 2018.  This new specialised palliative care unit of 10 beds will offer specialist palliative care focused on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of residents and their families in a modern home-like environment. 


Facilities and services

The Mary Potter Nursing Home is one of the most well-loved nursing homes in the Riverina. It features single rooms, enclosed sunny courtyards and a range of support facilities offered around the clock.

We aim to provide a home-like an environment and to maintain the independence of our residents as much as their mobility and dexterity permits.

Mary Potter Nursing Home has many facilities and services designed for the comfort and enjoyment of our beloved residents.

Activities

A wide range of activities are offered for the enjoyment of our residents, including art, crafts, bingo, bowls, special event days such as Melbourne Cup Day, birthday celebrations, movies and concerts as well as excursions off site.

Alcohol

Subject to approval from the resident’s own GP, alcohol is permitted.

Menu

A varied and nutritious menu is provided which caters for special dietary requirements. Residents are encouraged to eat in the dining rooms if possible.

Pastoral care

Pastoral Care services are available daily, with Catholic Mass held every Thursday and an Anglican service is held each Friday.

Physiotherapy

We endeavour to maintain each resident's level of physical ability and independence, with ongoing exercises and physiotherapy provided.

Recreational programs

Specially tailored activities and programs for groups and individuals are organised.

Respite Care

Respite Care is a service provided to support carers who need a break from the task of providing full-time care to a family member or who may need time away to meet their own health or medical needs.

Mary Potter Nursing Home has designated beds for Respite Care. To be eligible for Respite Care, the person requiring care must first be assessed by a member of the Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT). The Commonwealth Government allows Respite Care for up to 63 days per year.

For bookings, contact the Carer Respite Centre on 1800 059 059.

Telephones

Residents can have their own mobile phone or install a phone in their room. A pay telephone is also available in the foyer.

Television

Televisions are provided in the lounge areas and activities room. Residents are able to supply their own small set in their own room. Foxtel can also be connected (at the expense of the resident).

Visiting hours

Visiting hours are flexible, although the most suitable times are between 10am and 7pm. In special circumstances longer visiting hours may apply.

Visiting services

Hairdresser (attends on a fee for service basis); Pets as Therapy; Community Visitors Scheme; Red Cross Hand Volunteers; Podiatrist; Library; Music therapy; speech therapy. Services available on a fee for service basis include dentist, optometrist, and complementary therapies.


Contact us

For further information, or to arrange a private tour, call the team at Mary Potter Nursing Home on 02 6932 3011.