Everyday life at Bupa Aged Care homes

The move to an aged care home does not mean you have to give up your lifestyle or your passions. Whatever your hobbies, we will do our best to embrace them in our care homes. We are committed to providing activities and opportunities that enable you to pursue your hobbies and interests as we understand that each of our residents is unique.

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What life is like in our care homes

Watch our short video to hear from our residents, family members and teams about what life is like in our homes.

Lifestyle activities

Every one of our homes has its own Lifestyle Officer. They, along with our care team, will organise a range of activities for you to take part in, whether you want to continue pursuing a lifelong interest or you’d like to discover new ones. Our activities are designed to stimulate your physical senses while developing friendships and improving social interaction.

Activities offered at our Bupa Aged Care homes

Below are some of the activities offered at our Bupa Aged Care homes. Contact our friendly team to find out what activities take place at your chosen home.

Specialised programs

We design specialised programs for our residents to meet their physical and cognitive needs following an assessment by our qualified team. Activities may include:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Dementia specific programs
  • Physiotherapy
Meals and dining

Meals and dining

All meals are nutritionally balanced and are offered on a rotating, seasonal menu. Your special dietary requirements and preferences are taken into account in the menu selections. We welcome friends and family to join you for meals and some of our homes have private dining rooms which you are welcome to book for meals with your loved ones to celebrate a special occasion. Please contact our homes for further information.

Pets in our homes

Family pets are welcome to visit our homes. They can be wonderful companions and motivators for our residents to keep active. Contact our friendly team to find out which of our homes welcome pets.
Keeping in touch with family and friends

Keeping in touch with family and friends

We actively encourage the involvement of family, friends and the broader community in our homes. We believe it’s important for you to maintain your personal friendships as well as create new ones. Ongoing support and the involvement of family and friends goes a long way to supporting the social and emotional needs of our residents. Family and friends are always welcome and are invited to continue their caring as much as they possibly can. They are welcome to visit our care homes at any time.
Support for carers

Support for carers

It can be a big change for carers when the person they’ve been looking after moves into an aged care home. It’s common for them to feel a sense of loss as well as guilt. It’s a good idea to talk about these feelings with a friend, family member or perhaps a counsellor. Carers are encouraged to speak with our team at the home to find out how they can still be involved with care.

Spending nights away from an aged care home

Residents can spend up to 52 nights a year away from the aged care home without affecting any government financial assistance. This is called social leave and only counts if you spend the night away from the care home. If you spend more than 52 nights away from the home, the government will cease to pay any subsidies for the extra time and the home may ask you to pay more.