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 give us a call – we're happy to answer any questions you may have.
Bupa Short Stay services:
Short Term 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).
Our day care services generally run on weekdays, from 8.30 - 5.30pm, excluding public holidays. Please contact us for exact times as they may vary. 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
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
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 the way your loved one prefers to be cared for. Families are most welcome to join us in developing this plan.
Please give us a call – we're happy to answer any questions you may have.