Welcome to Bupa Donvale, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, east of Melbourne’s CBD

Discover the delightful Bupa Donvale, a modern care home 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 a games room with pool table, well-equipped library, computer room; and small theatre.

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Types of care

  • Sometimes, the best way to get help and support is by moving into an aged care home. We offer a full range of care to help suit your needs.

  • As a carer, you may need a small break or your loved one may need some time to recover after a hospital admission. We are happy to help with respite care, please contact us to enquire if our home has current availability.

  • All of our teams complete specialist dementia training, equipping them with strategies to enhance quality of life and provide Person First care for our residents.

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Life at Bupa Donvale

Our activities

Our passionate lifestyle team are committed to providing you with a range of activities for you to get involved with. It is never too late to start a new hobby! Whatever your passion may be, and if there’s something you're interested in that isn’t on offer, speak with our team who are always excited to hear new ideas and suggestions.

Some activities that you will have the opportunity to get involved with include: cultural and spiritual activities, cognitive activities including word games and puzzles, knitting and coffee clubs, walking groups, pampering at our hair salon and movie afternoons.

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.

  • Arts and crafts
  • Gardening
  • Group exercise programs
  • Knitting

Our food

At Bupa Donvale, we pride ourselves on providing a fresh and 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 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 cup of coffee and tasty treats like cakes and biscuits. We also enjoy regular cultural cuisine days, where you can feast on foods from around the world.

  • Choice of menu
  • Coffee club
  • Freshly prepared meals
  • Menus designed with dietician input

Rooms

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    Bupa Aged Care Donvale premium room
    This expansive 17 sqm private room with ensuite bathroom has homely touches. It boasts lots of natural light and has views of the surrounding bush land. Our Premium rooms on the lower level feature outdoor patio access. The room has quality furnishings including an adjustable bed, table and chair, and a wardrobe for storage. Soft furnishings include curtains, blinds and bedding. The bathroom consists of a toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror. Residential amenities include an easy-to-use 24 hour nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 17 sqm
    • 24 hour nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Quality furnishings
    • Telephone connection point*
    • TV connection point

    * Additional charges may apply

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  • Superior
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    Bupa Aged Care Donvale superior room
    We hope you will feel comfortable and settled in this spacious 13 sqm private room complete with ensuite bathroom. The room features quality furnishings including an adjustable bed, table and chair, and a wardrobe for storage. Soft furnishings include curtains, blinds and bedding. The ensuite bathroom consists of a toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror. Residential amenities include an easy-to-use 24 hour nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 13 sqm
    • 24 hour nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Quality furnishings
    • Telephone connection point*
    • TV connection point

    * Additional charges may apply

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  • Classic Ensuite
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    Bupa Aged Care Donvale classic ensuite room
    This bright and airy 13 sqm private room with ensuite bathroom has homely touches. It has quality furnishings including an adjustable bed, table and chair, and a wardrobe for storage. The room also features soft furnishings including curtains, blinds and bedding. The bathroom consists of a toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror. Residential amenities include an easy-to-use 24 hour nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 13 sqm
    • 24 hour nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Fan
    • Quality furnishings
    • Telephone connection point*
    • TV connection point

    * Additional charges may apply

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    Bupa Aged Care Donvale classic room
    This 10 sqm private room is conveniently located near a shared bathroom. It features quality furnishings including an adjustable bed, table and chair, and a wardrobe for storage. The room also has soft furnishings like curtains, blinds and bedding. The shared bathroom consists of a toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror. Residential amenities include an easy-to-use 24 hour nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 10 sqm
    • 24 hour nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Fan
    • Quality furnishings
    • Telephone connection point*
    • TV connection point

    * Additional charges may apply

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    Bupa Aged Care Donvale companion room
    If you find comfort in the company of others, this 19 sqm room shared with one other person is ideal. Conveniently located near a common bathroom, the room has quality furnishings including an adjustable bed, table and chair, and a wardrobe for storage. Soft furnishings include curtains, blinds and bedding. Residential amenities include an easy-to-use 24 hour nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 19 sqm
    • 24 hour nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Fan
    • Quality furnishings
    • Telephone connection point*
    • TV connection point

    * Additional charges may apply

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Fees and payments

Your fees cover the care you receive and your accommodation, and sometimes, extra and additional services. Outlined below are the fees you may be required to pay based on the aged care home and room type you are considering.

Care Fees

Basic daily care fee

$49.07 per day
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Means tested care fee

Determined by the Department of Human Services

Care fees include the Basic Daily Care Fee and a Means Tested Care Fee.

Basic Daily Care Fee

This fee is set out by the Government and equates to 85% of the full pension. The fee amount will be reviewed on the 20th March and 20th September each year in line with the pension increase. Everyone in aged care is required to pay this fee unless they are experiencing financial hardship which will be determined by Centrelink.

Means Tested Care Fee

This is an additional daily care contribution fee based upon an individual’s assets and income. This fee is determined by the Department of Human Services upon completing a ‘Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment form’ and is capped annually and over a resident’s lifetime.

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Accommodation Fees

Your choice of 4 fee payment options

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This payment will differ at each home based upon the room type you choose. To allow you flexibility there are four payment options to choose from.

  1. Daily accommodation payment
  2. Refundable accommodation deposit
  3. Combination payment
  4. Drawdown payment
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Other services

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Extra service homes have licensed extra service beds which require an extra daily fee. These homes offer a higher standard of accommodation, food and service. Whether you are in an extra service home or not, the quality of your care remains the same. For more information on what our extra services at this care home include, please contact us.

Additional services are offered in some of our aged care homes on an “opt in, opt out” basis; examples of additional services offered are Foxtel packages, telephone and newspapers. For a full list of optional services and prices at this care home, please contact us.

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Accommodation fee options

In addition to care fees you may also be required to pay an accommodation payment. The accommodation payment refers to the price of the room that you choose and will vary across aged care homes. The amount that you are required to pay is based upon an individual’s assets and income and is determined by the Department of Human Services through completing a Request for a Combined Assets and Income Assessment. You may be required to pay all or contribute to the cost of your accommodation. This form is not compulsory to complete, but for those who choose not to you will be required to pay the full room price.

To allow for flexibility there are four ways in which you can choose to pay for your accommodation.

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Instead of paying for your accommodation as a lump sum you can choose to pay a daily fee. The amount you pay is based on a daily rate; as agreed with your service provider in line with the current MPIR (maximum permissible interest rate).
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This option is a lump sum accommodation payment. The balance of the deposit is refunded when you leave the aged care home less any amounts you have agreed to have deducted.
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Option 3

Combination Payment

Use this helpful tool to calculate your desired combination payment. Entering an amount will automatically adjust the second amount.

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Part refundable accommodation (RAD) deposit and part daily accommodation payment (DAP); with the part Refundable Accommodation Deposit being refunded when you leave the aged care home.
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Drawdown Payment

This option is similar to the combination option but the Daily Accommodation Payment component is taken from your Refundable Accommodation Deposit, with the balance of the deposit refunded when you leave the aged care home.
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Features at Bupa Donvale Expand all addremove
    • BBQ area
    • Bupa bus
    • Computer area
    • Courtyard areas
    • Exercise room
    • Fireplace
    • Foxtel in common areas
    • Hair salon
    • In-home chef
    • Landscaped gardens
    • Library services
    • Library with internet access
    • Lift to all floors
    • Men’s shed
    • On-site kitchen
    • On-site laundry
    • Outdoor terraces
    • Pet friendly
    • Pool table
    • Private dining room
    • Raised garden beds
    • Theatre
    • Therapy room
    • Verandas
    • Visitors parking
    • Wi-Fi
    • 24 hour nurse call system
    • Access to on-site dental services
    • Access to podiatry
    • Personalised care plans
    • Regular physiotherapist visits

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