Set within lush tropical surrounds and with views of the mountains, it’s a picturesque place to call home. Our home was completed in 2010 and has easy access to the local community, public transport and a large shopping centre close by.
Indoors, we have a delightful range of communal areas and activity rooms, including an:
If you enjoy being outdoors, our gardens are an ideal place to spend time with friends and family. We have large outdoor covered courtyards and our BBQ areas are always popular for family entertaining.
We believe that there’s only one way to care, your way. Before you become a resident here, you are welcomed into our home and taken on a personal tour. Our General Manager and friendly team will spend some one on one time getting to know you and creating a care plan that suits your needs.
We don’t just care for you when you’re sick but we also help you stay healthy, with a fitness and wellbeing program of exercise classes each week for everyone to join, including the local community. You can also take part in the weekly trip to the nearby community pool for hydrotherapy.
You can be confident that we’ll be there for you when you need us. We offer access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, an easy-to-use nurse call system and a CCTV security system.
At Bupa Mount Sheridan we value the experience of passionate registered nurses and carers, many of whom have been here since we opened three years ago.
Our onsite physiotherapist and masseuse tailor their treatments to your needs in our dedicated pain management clinic. You can also benefit from access to a variety of other healthcare professionals including podiatrists, dieticians and a speech pathologist who all visit regularly.
We enjoy strong relationships with the local medical centre and we run clinics six days a week for local doctors to come into our home. Outside of the clinic hours you can also access a ‘Dial a Doctor’ service, for doctors who can visit the home out of hours.
We are able to provide care to suit your needs in one of our four resident communities, each caring for 20 to 40 people. All our rooms are private with ensuites. If you are a couple, where possible, we will accommodate you sharing a room. From each room sliding doors lead onto shaded verandas where you can enjoy the fresh air.
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.
The move to an aged care home doesn’t mean that you have to give up your passions. Whatever your interests are, there is something to enjoy at Bupa Mount Sheridan every day! You can choose from a range of activities such as:
We even have frequent visits from a local hairdresser who works from our home's salon, which is ideal for those who fancy a pampering session.
At Bupa Mount Sheridan we put a great deal of emphasis on seasonal meals that are prepared fresh onsite. Tropical foods are predominantly offered to suit the Cairns climate however with residents from diverse nations we also have regular international cuisine days such as Italian, German and Indian. For those observing the Christian faith and those who would like it fish is offered on Fridays.
A choice of cuisine is provided at every meal and you will always have the options of dining in the private dining room, your own room or alfresco. We value your input into our menus and hold regular surveys regarding meals and taste-test groups, to make sure that what you want is on our menus.
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.
Friends and family are invited to join for our regular family barbecues and our home events. If you would like family or friends to join you for a meal, just let us know and with a private dining room you can host visitors, or celebrate special occasions in style.
At Bupa Mount Sheridan, you can continue to be a part of the local community. Visitors bring many events to our home, including bands that perform each month and our monthly visit from local farm animals, such as chickens, pigs and a pony. You can also benefit from a variety of church groups who visit the home regularly.
We have a Bupa bus, so you can enjoy day trips three times a week in the local area, to locations including:
We like to invite family, friends and the community to our celebrations. Christmas time is a particularly exciting one, with all our team embracing the festive season bringing a joyous atmosphere to the care home along with a traditional Christmas lunch.
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.