Welcome to Bupa Mount Sheridan in Whiterock, Cairns, QLD

Discover the beautiful Bupa Mount Sheridan. Set within lush tropical surrounds with views of the mountains, it’s a picturesque place to call home. Our modern care home has easy access to the local community, public transport and a large shopping centre close by.

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.

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 Mount Sheridan

Our activities

Our passionate lifestyle team are committed to providing you with a range of activities for you to get involved with every day. It is never too late to start a new hobby! Whatever your passion may be, or 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: cognitive activities including puzzles, cultural and spiritual activities, in-home concerts, day trips, movies and fitness and exercise programs such as weekly balance classes with our physiotherapist.

  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking classes
  • Fitness programs
  • Group games such as bingo

Our food

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 for 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.

  • Choice of menu
  • Freshly prepared meals
  • Menus designed with dietician input
  • Tropical foods offered to suit the Cairns climate

Rooms

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    Bupa Aged Care Mount Sheridan premium room
    This expansive 18 sqm room has an ensuite bathroom and quality furnishings including an adjustable bed, armchair, over-the-bed table, and storage of a wardrobe and drawers. Soft furnishings include curtains and bedding and with plenty of space, you can bring in extra furnishings like seating and coffee tables. The bathroom consists of a toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror. Residential amenities include an easy-to-use 24 hours a day nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 18 sqm
    • 24 hours a day nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Air conditioning
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Quality furnishings
    • Sliding doors to veranda
    • TV connection point
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    Bupa Aged Care Mount Sheridan superior room
    This spacious 16 sqm room has an ensuite bathroom and quality furnishings including an adjustable bed, armchair, over-the-bed table, storage of a wardrobe and drawers and soft furnishings like curtains and bedding. The bathroom consists of a toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror. Residential amenities include an easy-to-use 24 hours a day nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 16 sqm
    • 24 hours a day nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Air conditioning
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Quality furnishings
    • TV connection point
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    Bupa Aged Care Mount Sheridan classic room
    This comfortable 14 sqm room has an ensuite bathroom and windows that look out onto views of the gardens or courtyards. This room has quality furnishings including an adjustable bed, armchair, over-the-bed table, storage of a wardrobe and drawers and soft furnishings like curtains and bedding. The bathroom consists of a toilet, wash basin, shower, vanity cabinet and mirror. Residential amenities include an easy-to-use 24 hours a day nurse call system.

    For your comfort:

    • 14 sqm
    • 24 hours a day nurse call system
    • Adjustable bed
    • Air conditioning
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Quality furnishings
    • TV connection point
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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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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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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 Mount Sheridan Expand all addremove
    • Arts and crafts room
    • BBQ area
    • Bupa bus
    • Courtyard areas
    • Exercise room
    • Foxtel in common areas
    • Function room
    • GP consulting room
    • Hair salon
    • In-home chef
    • Landscaped gardens
    • Library with internet access
    • On-site kitchen
    • On-site laundry
    • Outdoor terraces
    • Pet friendly
    • Raised garden beds
    • Sensory gardens
    • Therapy room
    • Visitors parking
    • Wi-Fi
    • 24 hour nurse call system
    • Access to podiatry
    • Aus Hearing
    • Dietitian
    • Doctor from external practice Monday to Friday
    • Personalised care plans
    • Regular physiotherapist visits
    • Speech pathologist

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