Our home is located south west of Melbourne and is close to Geelong. The Bellarine area has a reputation for its:
You’ll be close to the local community with a neighbouring church, schools, shops and parks nearby. Public transport is also accessible bus services close by. Our home has onsite parking making it easy and convenient for family and friends to visit.
Outdoors, our home is surrounded by landscaped gardens, flowering trees and shrubs. Our covered gazebo area with table and chairs is a pleasant spot for lounging all year round. For those with a green thumb, you can potter in our raised flower beds and veggie patches. There is even a backyard shed where many of our residents can often be found tinkering!
When you enter our home, you will find a range of communal areas and activity rooms complete with tasteful decorations to create warm and welcoming spaces. Our dining room has large windows to bring in plenty of natural light and has views of the beautiful gardens. We also have a cosy living room that is ideal for a quiet space to relax in or catch up with family and friends.
When it comes to aged care, we understand that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we take the time to get to know you, so we can tailor your care to help support you in the way that you prefer.
You can be confident that we’ll be there for you when you need us with access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day and an easy-to-use nurse call system.
Our home also has a Carer Support Group for residents’ family and friends. This group offers family and friends from across the community an opportunity to get together and share their experiences. Information and support is provided by our friendly team who are specially trained in caring for people living with dementia.
At Bupa Bellarine, we value the experience of passionate registered nurses and carers who are committed to providing the care you need, in the way you want. As well as our dedicated care team, you will have access to a physiotherapist, divisional therapist, podiatrist and an optometrist who all visit regularly.
We understand how important reminiscence is for people living with dementia. That’s why we have formalised it into our lifestyle program utilising unique aids. Specially designed books have been created covering themes such as Christmas, favourite scents, the garden, the seaside, picnics and Australia. Through reminiscence our care team have learned about the residents and gained an appreciation of their life history, facilitating more meaningful interactions during their daily care.
Palliative Care Expertise
Specialised Dementia Care
At Bupa Bellarine, we offer private rooms with ensuites, as well as a small number of companion rooms if you are joining us with your partner, or would prefer to share. While our rooms have high quality furnishings, we encourage you to bring in personal items you’ve collected throughout your life to help you feel at home.
For more details, click on room type name below.Prices are effective from 1 July 2014, subject to change and vary depending on room type. Final pricing is confirmed on the date of admission.
At Bupa Bellarine, our Activities Officers arrange an extensive program of activities for you to enjoy, including:
We are a pet-friendly home with a cat, chickens and rabbits, for added companionship. If you have a pet at home then we encourage you to bring them in and see if they like our home too. Some residents have a budgie in their bedroom, while others have brought in their dogs.
We have a Camera Club that teaches interested residents how to use digital cameras. It is great fun for residents and they enjoy the technical and artistic side of taking photographs! The Club regularly takes trips outside the home to take photos and enter their work at local shows.
At Bupa Bellarine, we pride ourselves on providing a fresh seasonal menu with the help of our dietician. We provide choice at every meal and strive to make sure that your preferences are reflected in our menus as much as possible.
Our popular Breakfast Club is enjoyed by residents and provides gourmet delights, along with a memorable dining experience. We have special tablecloths, teapots and wear aprons to serve. We take produce from our own garden and make fresh fruit compotes and homemade jam, cooking with whatever is in season! Our recent breakfast of croissants and pancakes with maple syrup sparked memories of trips to Paris, Canada and Alaska.
We know how important keeping in touch with your family is. We welcome your friends and family at any time and encourage them to get involved in what’s happening in our home, including cultural days, birthdays and concerts. Children are especially welcome with an outdoor shaded play area and toy box to keep them entertained.
If there’s a special occasion that you would like to share with family and friends, you can celebrate in style by using our wonderful dining room. Here, your loved ones can join you for a meal, a drink or even just a cup of tea.
At Bupa Bellarine, we enjoy close links with the community and with access to a Bupa bus, take regular outings to popular locations in the local area including shopping trips and for scenic drives.
If you don’t fancy a day trip, we are lucky to have volunteers and local school children visiting us often. They bring entertainment, activities and a lot of laughs. If you prefer a quieter time, they often enjoy a relaxed chat over a cup of tea or a game of chess.
To make sure your spiritual needs are well catered for, different denominations visit our home regularly. We also stream live religious services from local church groups such as Catholic.
Moving into a care home is a big decision and it’s important to make sure you choose the payment option that suits you best. Your costs may vary according to your financial situation and we advise you to seek independent financial advice before entering an aged care home to help you choose the right payment option for you.
To help ensure that care is affordable for everyone, the Australian Government calculates and regulates maximum daily fees and enforces limits as to how much you can be asked to pay for accommodation.
Your fees for aged care cover both the care you receive and your accommodation, and sometimes, extra services.
Your care fees cover daily living costs such as nursing care, housekeeping and meals. They are paid, in part, by all residents and are determined by the Department of Social Services.
For residents entering care after July 1 2014, you can choose from three simple ways to pay for your accommodation.
These options allow for more flexibility on how you pay for accommodation and are designed to be fairer for everyone.
You can visit the web page of your chosen care home on the Bupa Aged Care website and click on the “Accommodation” tab.
Some aged care homes offer a higher standard of accommodation, food and service in return for a daily fee. Whether you are in an Extra Service home or not, the quality of your care remains the same.
For people who need regular assistance with most daily activities
Offers residents a higher standard of accommodation, services, food and recreational activities.