Welcome to Bupa Merrimac, located in a suburb on the Gold Coast, QLD

Discover the charming Bupa Merrimac, a modern care home in the heart of the Gold Coast. You’ll be close to the local community with schools and shopping centres nearby.

Outdoors we are surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and entertainment areas for you and your loved ones to enjoy BBQs. Alfresco dining is very popular amongst our residents, especially in the warmer months.

As you step inside, 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 a plentiful selection of books to cater for your tastes. We also have weekly visits from a local hairdresser, which is ideal if you would like a pampering session.

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 Merrimac

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, outdoor activities, in-home entertainment, day trips and movies.

  • Arts and crafts
  • Exercise classes
  • Group games
  • In home entertainment

Our food

At Bupa Merrimac, 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.

You can choose to eat in our elegant dining rooms or, if you’d prefer, you can dine in the tranquility of your own room. Between mealtimes, we provide mid-morning and afternoon tea so there’s always something to delight your taste buds.

  • Choice of menu
  • Freshly prepared meals
  • Menus designed with dietician input
  • Morning and afternoon tea

Rooms

  • Superior
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    Bupa Aged Care Merrimac superior room

    Make yourself at home in this 14 sqm private room with ensuite bathroom. This room is both bright and attractive and some of these rooms have outdoor access to a terrace area. High quality furnishings include an adjustable bed, armchair, over-the-bed table, fan and storage of a wardrobe and drawers. Soft furnishings include curtains and bedding. The private ensuite bathroom consists of toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror.

    This charming room has access to the residential amenities and a registered nurse 24 hours a day. You can also have peace of mind with the addition of an easy-to-use nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 14 sqm
    • 24 hours a day nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Fan
    • High quality furnishings
    • Telephone connection point*
    • TV connection point

    * Additional charges may apply

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  • Classic Patio
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    Bupa Aged Care Merrimac classic patio room

    If you enjoy the outdoors, we hope this 12 sqm private room with ensuite bathroom will have you feeling at home in no time. All of these rooms have access to an appealing terrace area. High quality furnishings include an adjustable bed, armchair, over-the-bed table, fan and storage of a wardrobe and drawers. Soft furnishings include curtains and bedding. The private ensuite consists of toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror.

    This attractive room has access to the residential amenities and a registered nurse 24 hours a day. You can also have peace of mind with the addition of an easy-to-use nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 12 sqm
    • 24 hours a day nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Fan
    • High quality furnishings
    • Outdoor patio access
    • Telephone connection point*
    • TV connection point

    * Additional charges may apply

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  • Classic
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    • Ensuite
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    Bupa Aged Care Merrimac classic room

    This cosy and welcoming 12 sqm private room includes your own ensuite bathroom. High quality furnishings include an adjustable bed, armchair, over-the-bed table, fan and storage of a wardrobe and drawers. Soft furnishings include curtains and bedding. The private ensuite consists of toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror.

    This pleasant room has access to the residential amenities and a registered nurse 24 hours a day. You can also have peace of mind with the addition of an easy-to-use nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 12 sqm
    • 24 hours a day nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Fan
    • High 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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Daily Accommodation Payment

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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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Refundable Accommodation Deposit

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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.

Daily Accommodation Payment

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Refundable Accommodation Deposit

$ lump sum
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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