Residential care: Nursing homes
Many people in Australia call residential aged care homes nursing homes. They mean the same thing.
Residential care homes provide nursing care, meals and support with everyday living needs like personal care, cleaning and laundry.
The benefits of living in a nursing home
If it’s becoming difficult to manage at home, or you’re no longer able to live independently, moving into an aged care nursing home can be a great way to get the support you need and be connected with others.
At Bupa aged care we’ll be there when you need us with:
access to a registered nurse rostered 24 hours a day
an easy to use nurse call system
specialised dementia care
CCTV security systems for your safety
Your Bupa aged care home
Your care home will have a unique personality and character, that you’ll notice from the moment you arrive.
Being part of an inclusive community with activities and events you’ll be able to connect with other residents, and your caring team. You will be supported to keep enjoying things you love to do and to try some new experiences.
Your passionate care team includes registered nurses, personal carers, chefs, lifestyle officers and other support team members.
Video of care home: Bupa Templestowe, Melbourne
Care and nursing home services
You’ll be well looked after at your Bupa care home.
Working with you, we’ll design a personalised plan that provides support in the way you prefer. If and when your needs change, we’ll involve you and your family to be part of important decisions regarding your care.
There’s a variety of services offered to residents from preventative healthcare to wellbeing services which may include:
Pampering in the care home
On-site allied health services such as physio, podiatry and optical
General Practitioner (GP) visits
Exercise classes and pet therapy
Your care home may have
Storage for your items and belongings
Bathrooms and ensuites
Dining rooms and private dining
Bus for local outings
Outdoor spaces including patios or courtyards
On-site kitchen and laundry
Pictured: Bupa Woodend, outdoor patio
We encourage you to bring some of those special items that add your personal touch, as you make it your new home.
Your day, your way
Caring for you means helping you to stay healthy and happy.
As you settle into your new home, your lifestyle team will spend time getting to know you, including your interests and preferences. Together we’ll map out ideas of activities you may enjoy.
Your team will organise on-site activities and events to keep you engaged, including a calendar of events which celebrate a range of special days and cultural festivities.
If you’d like to take part, we focus on what you can do and what interests you. Your family, friends and carers are welcome to join in.
Stay connected with family and friends
We help you stay connected no matter where your family lives.
With your input, we can share special moments like photos of you to your family and friends, in a care home private Facebook group.
You may also be spotted in a regular care home newsletter, and family can keep up to date with events happening in the home using the Bupa Connect app.