Everyday life in your care home
The move to your new home at Bupa does not mean you have to give up your lifestyle or your passions. We want you to live your life in the way that you choose.
If you have particular hobbies, interests or daily routines, we are committed to helping you pursue the things that are important to you. You may even discover new interests or activities you enjoy!
What life is like in Bupa care homes
All activities on offer in your care home are designed to stimulate your physical senses, help you develop friendships and introduce you to new experiences.
Before planning your lifestyle activity schedule, your Lifestyle Officer spends time getting to know you, your interests and your preferences. Using a tool called the Map of Life, we ask about your life, your values and your history. We then use the information you share to guide the activities created for you.
We regularly review your lifestyle program with you to ensure it is meeting your needs and preferences, and we always welcome and encourage feedback.
Watch our short video to get a feel for what life might be like in your new home at Bupa from current residents and their families.
Active and gentle exercise classes
Arts and crafts
Card and board games
Group discussion including reminiscing and newspaper reading
Beauty and hair care
Following an assessment with our qualified team, we design specialised programs with you to meet your physical and cognitive needs. Programs may include:
Dementia specific programs
Your meals and dining
In your Bupa home, you can choose from a range of delicious, healthy meals, snacks and drinks.
Your special dietary requirements, medical, cultural and religious needs are also taken into account when preparing your menu options.
Your friends and family are welcome and encouraged to join you for a meal. Your home may also have a private dining room which you are able to book for meals with your loved ones to celebrate a special occasion.
Please contact your home for further information.
A place to call home
Keep in touch with your family and friends
Your friends and family are welcome and encouraged to join you in your new home.
We are a big believer that the involvement of friends and family in your daily life goes a long way to supporting your social and emotional needs.
Your new home has many communal spaces together with areas for private catch ups.
Your loved ones can keep up to date with what's happening in your home via our Bupa Aged Care Connect app.
Support for your carers
It can be a big change for carers when you move into your new home. It’s common for them to feel a sense of loss as well as guilt. It’s a good idea for them to talk about these feelings with a friend, family member or perhaps a counsellor.
Your carer is welcome and encouraged to speak with our team at your new home to find out how they can remain actively involved with your care and wellbeing.
Spending nights away from your care home
You are welcome to spend up to 52 nights a year away from your new home without affecting any of your government financial assistance.
This is called social leave and only counts if you spend the night away from your aged care home.
Please remember though, if you spend more than 52 nights away, the government will cease to pay any subsidies for the extra time and you may be asked to pay more.