Our home is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens in the heart of the Gold Coast. You’ll be close to the local community with neighbouring schools and shopping centres.
Indoors, we have a delightful range of communal spaces, activity rooms and dining areas complete with tasteful, warm decorations and large windows to bring in lots of natural light. There is a library with plentiful selection of books that is bound to have something to cater for your tastes. And we also have weekly visits from a local hairdresser, which is ideal for those who fancy a pampering session.
Our outdoor space is not only beautiful, but also somewhere for you to unwind and relax. Our gardens feature an entertainment area where you and your loved ones can enjoy BBQs. Alfresco dining is very popular amongst our residents, especially in the warmer months.
We believe that there’s only one way to care, your way. 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 help support you in the way that you prefer.
You can be confident that your care needs will be taken care of with access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day and an easy-to-use nurse call system.
At Bupa Merrimac, we value the experience of passionate registered nurses and carers who are committed to providing the care you need, in the way you want.
Our role isn’t just to care for you when you’re sick but also to help you stay healthy, so you will have regular access to physiotherapy, podiatry and diversional therapy.
Specialised Dementia Care
At Bupa Merrimac, we want you to feel at home. We have a variety of private rooms with ensuite bathrooms and views overlooking the tranquil garden and courtyard areas. Our friendly resident community offers care for up to 98 people.
Whilst all of our rooms are fully furnished, we encourage you to personalise your room with treasured photos and special mementos. This is just one of the ways we provide you with a welcoming and comfortable place to call 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. Images shown are for illustrative purposes only. Actual furnishings and decor may differ.
Our team of Activities Officers are committed to helping keep both your mind and body healthy, and having lots of fun at the same time too!
We have many activities that you will have the opportunity to get involved with. These include:
Our Activity Officers regularly update the activities to help ensure they reflect your current interests and are always fun!
At Bupa Merrimac, we pride ourselves on providing a fresh and seasonal menu, and a choice of cuisine at every meal. We value your input, and strive to make sure that your preferences are reflected in our menus as much as possible.
We can choose to eat in our elegant dining rooms or, if you’d prefer, you can dine in the comfort of your own room.
Between mealtimes, we provide mid-morning and afternoon tea, so there’s always something to delight your taste buds.
We know how important keeping in touch with your family is. We welcome your friends and family at any time, giving you and your loved ones flexibility and peace of mind that they can pop by to visit you whenever they’d like.
We hold monthly resident-relative meetings. These are a great way for us to get to know your family better and are also a great opportunity for you to let us know how things are going for both you and your family.
Here at Bupa Merrimac, we understand the importance of community ties and our friendly team are always arranging fun things to do in order to embrace the broader community. These include
As well as taking trips outside of the care home, we have regular visits from the local community such as; students from neighbouring schools, special guests, entertainers and religious bodies.
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.
Offers dedicated services and facilities for residents requiring dementia care.
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.