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Bucklands Residential Care

· 333 Marion Road North Plympton 5037 Sa

Residential aged care at Bucklands Residential Care in North Plympton, South Australia

  • Permanent
  • Respite
  • Dementia
  • About the home

    Bucklands Residential Care, located in North Plympton, blends historical and modern elements, centered around a mansion built in 1882 by AE Tolley. Managed by Southern Cross Care, it houses 147 rooms, each featuring ensuites, built-in wardrobes, and reverse cycle air-conditioning. The facility includes chef-prepared meals, various communal spaces, a hair and beauty salon, a kiosk, a men’s shed, a library with pool table, a non-denominational chapel, and landscaped gardens.

    Qualified staff provide high care and memory support, tailored to the residents' needs. There are diverse lifestyle programs and a Health and Wellness Centre to enhance resident welfare. Bucklands is noted for combining historical appeal with contemporary care.

    • Onsite chapel
    • Gardens
    • Onsite hairdresser
    • Exercise classes
    • Organised activities

    Bucklands Residential Care Rating

    Based on resident reviews and Government service audits.

    Overall Score
    Staffing Minutes
    3 Year Accreditation

    Bucklands Residential Care Reviews

    7.9· Recommended by 87% residents



    The Residents Experience rating shows what current residents at Bucklands Residential Care think of the food, staff, care and more. These ratings are from the 2023 Aged Care Quality Commission Survey.

    Con Koutroumanidis
    Con Koutroumanidis
     · 19/11/2022

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this facility for your loved ones.

    Toby Song
    Toby Song
     · 29/03/2022

    Worst receptionist. Very rude to the visitor and resident. There was a gentleman asked the receptionist something, he seems confused, but receptionist talked to him in the rude way without any patience at all. Pool gentleman walked away. I came as contractor and the receptionist was very bossy and not helpful. She doesn’t have the patience to do this job, seems she is annoyed by all the receptionist work. So disappointed and disrespectful. Don’t want to come back again.

    Michael Peter
    Michael Peter
     · 09/07/2021

    Bucklands is a fantastic facility with wonderful staff. My Grandma was a resident here with dementia. The staff became friends over time and I'll always appreciate how lovely they were to Grandma.

     · 17/02/2021

    Bucklands have taken good care of my mum. I cannot praise the nurses enough, they are all (99% of them) so friendly!

    Liisa Grace Baun
    Liisa Grace Baun
     · 24/08/2018

    I cannot speak highly enough of this excellent residential care facility. My mum who had been unwell and becoming more and more lifeless whilst living at home has improved significantly since residing at Bucklands.It's as though she has a new life! I have not ever seen her so consistently happy.She cannot wipe the smile off her face therefore neither can I. The staff are very caring and thorough.The places oozes with a beautiful warm atmosphere. The quality of care is outstanding! I am more happy for my mum than I can describe since she has been living at Bucklands.She has a beautiful room to herself.The whole facility is clean and everyone is super friendly and helpfuI.I feel so welcomed and at home whenever I visit my mum.She loves the daily activities,prior to living at Bucklands she had ceased going out because it was physically too difficult. My mum says to me over and over every time I see her "I love it here,I just love it! It's fantastic, I never would have thought that near the end of my life it would be so easy and comfortable". This residential care facility should be awarded no:1 in the state. I used to work in nursing homes as an agency carer and was constantly appalled at the conditions and treatment of residents so I was incredibly resistant about my mum going to a nursing home but now I think its the best decision I made with her.

    Rooms & Pricing

    $400,000 - $450,000 · 147 rooms · Concessional residents welcome

    Single room + private ensuite1Ensuite4.3m x 3.8m
    Single Room + Shared Ensuite1Shared4.3m x 3.8m

    About the Staff

    218 mins
    All Care Staff
    34 mins
    Registered Nurse

    Types of staff employed

    Enrolled Nurses
    Registered Nurses
    Personal Carers
    Speech Pathologists
    Care Managers
    Allied Health Assistants
    Occupational Therapists
    Lifestyle and Recreation

    The average resident at Bucklands Residential Care received 218 minutes of total daily care from a combination of support workers, enrolled and registered nurses. This is 112% of their daily total care target of 195 minutes set by the Australian government based on the unique needs of their residents.

    Things to know

    About the operator

    • Operated by Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC) Incorporated
    • Not for profit business
    • Is Commonwealth government subsidised
    • ABN: 53682143626

    Safety Checks

    • Certification valid
    • Has not received notice of sanction
    • Is accredited


    333 Marion Road North Plympton 5037 Sa


    What is the ACQSC star rating of Bucklands Residential Care?

    Bucklands Residential Care has an overall ACQSC star rating of Good.

    What is the price range of residential aged care at Bucklands Residential Care?

    Bucklands Residential Care has 2 different types of rooms which range in price between $400,000 and $450,000 maximum refundable accomodation deposit.

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