Bupa Short Stay - take a break with care.
We understand that if you are a carer, you and the person in your care may need a break from time to time. You may have other commitments, or simply just need some time out – whatever the reason, we can help. Bupa Short Stay gives you flexible options ranging from; your loved one joining us for a meal to staying for several days or weeks at a time, in one of our care homes. To get started please view our Bupa Short Stay checklist (pdf, 32kb) or give us a call – we're happy to answer any questions you may have.
Bupa Short Stay services:
- Short Term care
- Day care
Short term care
Use our day care service; this will help you to take a break and plan activities like a holiday with the knowledge and reassurance that the person in your care will be looked after. We offer short term care for a few days or up to several weeks. It is very important to us that everyone feels at home during their stay with us, so our staff will take time to understand your loved one's needs and likes.
Booking in: It is best to plan and book a Bupa Short Stay with us as far in advance as possible. That way we can make sure we have a place for the person in your care. We like to get to know your loved one before they come to stay with us, so that we can give them the best care possible.
Involving your doctor: The person in your care will need to have seen their doctor within the past three months, as their own doctor will continue to care for them during their stay with us. Please ensure that a medication list has been supplied by their doctor. For any acute or after hours medical assessments, we may need to contact one of our on-call doctors if their own doctor is not available. Our staff will give your loved one all their medication at the usual times. If they wish to manage their own medication, the person in your care will need a note from their doctor confirming they are able to do this.
Use our day care service and let your loved one spend the day with us. A tasty lunch, meeting other people and the opportunity to get involved in our daily activities like a little exercise, watching a movie, card games or simply relaxing are just some of the things they can do. We take care to get to know everyone properly and offer an interesting range of activities that can be tailored to the interests and abilities of each person. View our sample activities calendar (pdf, 89kb).
Day care service at Wattle Downs is available: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm, excluding public holidays.
Bupa day care is available as a self funded care package, or you may be eligible for funding from your District Health Board (DHB). Please talk with our care home manger to find the best option to suit you.
When you come to Bupa day care, you will enjoy (depending on the day booked):
- Music, entertainment, games and quizzes
- Theme days and or lunches
- A personalised activities programme
- Exercise classes – sitting / standing
- Dance events
- Group outings to local scenic areas
- Lunch, morning and afternoon teas and snacks
- Meeting new friends and catching up with old ones
- Access to a registered nurse
We can offer your loved one a shower and give them assistance in one of our care homes if needed.
If you just need a few hours to run errands, we can offer your loved one a nourishing meal* and a friendly chat with good company. We offer a range of dishes and cater for any special needs. View our sample menu (pdf, 130kb). *Contact your local care home to book ahead for a meal.
If you have someone in your care that is recovering from a fall, an operation or just needing extra assistance – we can help. Our care homes and specialised sites have experienced staff who can provide support in the recovery process including physiotherapy and other services.
Your day, your way
When the person in your care comes to stay with us, we will use the information supplied to develop a care plan so that our team understand what the person in your care prefers. Families are most welcome to join us in developing this plan.
Please view our Bupa Short Stay checklist (pdf, 32kb) or give us a call – we're happy to answer any questions you may have.