Our delightful home is nestled within three acres of bush land, creating a tranquil environment for you to relish.
If you enjoy being outdoors, then you’ll enjoy our home. We have landscaped grounds with feature pathways where you can stroll and explore the gardens and seating areas in our outdoor BBQ area that are fabulous for entertaining family and friends. If you have a green thumb, then you’re encouraged to do some gardening in our greenhouse, veggie patch and raised garden beds. We even have a working shed in the garden for tinkering in!
Indoors, we have a delightful range of communal areas and activity rooms complete with tasteful decorations and windows that bring in plenty of natural light. They are designed to help enrich your life, and include areas such as:
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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. Our home is also complete with a CCTV security system and an easy-to-use nurse call system.
Our role isn’t just to care for you when you’re sick but also to help you stay healthy. Our in-home Pain Management program and Clinic is run by skilled physiotherapists who can help you with long term chronic pain management.
At Bupa Donvale, 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, podiatrist, diversional therapist and dietician.
At Bupa Donvale we can provide care to suit your needs at one of our two resident communities. We offer private rooms with ensuites, as well as a small number of larger companion rooms if you are joining us with your partner, or would prefer to share. While our rooms have 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.
We offer so many different activities at Bupa Donvale that you could even pick up new hobbies! Our Personal Choice program means that we offer activities based on what you enjoy doing. Some activities that you will have the opportunity to get involved with are:
If your family and friends live a little further afield, we can help you to use our computer room, equipped with a webcam so that you can communicate with your loved ones.
At Bupa Donvale, we pride ourselves on providing a fresh seasonal menu and a choice of cuisine at every meal with the help of our dietician. We value your input, and strive to make sure that your preferences are reflected in our menus as much as possible.
A popular event in our home is our coffee shop club. This event brings residents, volunteers, friends and family together for a refreshing cuppa and tasty treats like cakes and biscuits. We also enjoy regular cultural cuisine days, where you can feast on foods from around the world.
We know how important keeping in touch with your family and friends is, so they are welcome at Bupa Donvale any time. If there’s a special occasion that you would like to celebrate with your family and friends, you can celebrate in style in our private dining room. Here they can join you for a meal, a drink or even a cup of tea. Your grandchildren, or even great grandchildren, are also encouraged to visit, with toys and computer games available to keep them entertained in our dedicated children’s area.
Our regular resident and relatives meetings ensure that you are kept up-to-date and provide you with an opportunity to make any suggestions you might have.
At Bupa Donvale, we have our own bus, so we take regular outings to popular locations in the area, including:
We also enjoy strong ties with the local community and the support of a committed group of volunteers. One of our long standing volunteers runs a shop within the home, where you can purchase essential items like toiletries, snacks and small gifts for visitors. The shop is a real social hub with many residents enjoying time to browse and chat.
Local school students also volunteer at the home and enjoy playing board games and reading with residents. Other regular entertainers to the home include a magician, singers, dancers, local musicians and even a mime artist!
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
For people who need accommodation services such as laundry, room cleaning and additional help with personal care.
Offers residents a higher standard of accommodation, services, food and recreational activities.