Phone:03 8311 8888
Fax:03 8311 8122
Enquires:1300 133 414
Client Services Manager
BlueCross Western Gardens in Sunshine offers permanent and respite care (short term accommodation in a nursing home) to 90 residents.
Western Gardens provides a comfortable homely atmosphere with exceptional care provided by our registered nurses, well-trained, bilingual personal care attendants and attentive residential services staff on hand to assist with all of your care needs.
We invite you to come and experience BlueCross Western Gardens and trust you'll find it a delightful, caring place to call home.
Quality aged care and social lifestyle in the heart of Sunshine
FeaturesBlueCross Western Gardens boasts good-sized rooms, several common lounges, sitting areas and dining rooms. There is plenty to entertain guests with self-service kitchenettes, a library, central climate control, three large courtyards and perimeter garden.
The Daffodil Lounge is a bright space for settling with the day's papers or a crossword after breakfast, while the Lavender Lounge is where you can watch your favourite DVD movies or video games.
The Tulip Lounge near the high care wing is a welcoming area with a flat screen television, comfortable seating and a soothing tropical fish aquarium. The room flows out to a large and secure courtyard with manicured garden beds and benches for sitting. BlueCross Western Gardens has a variety of quiet, more intimate sitting areas and outdoor patios are dotted around the residence, while the generous dining room with its pendant lights and frosted glass feature walls is a friendly space to enjoy meals.
BlueCross Western Garden provides 90 Standard and Superior room accommodation. Rooms have views of, or private access to, the sunny courtyards or boundary garden.
Descriptions of the two room types and the associated costs are detailed on the link below.
Room descriptors & pricing
To ensure the highest possible quality care, our Residence Manager oversees a team of dedicated and qualified care professionals, including a Clinical Care Coordinator, nurses and personal carers.
Our care model is flexible and responsive to individual care needs even as they change, including the provision of specialised nursing care and palliative care if needed. This person-centred approach is designed to support each resident to maintain their dignity and independence wherever possible.
We are committed to consistency and quality of care and thus implemented an initiative in 2016 to reduce (and ultimately cease) use of agency staff in our residences. This means our nurses and carers are regular staff who know the residents and are familiar with their needs and preferences.
We also work with a range of partners on programs to support social, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing to ensure the best overall health outcomes for each resident.
STARLife dementia care model
People living with dementia experience symptoms that may affect their memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities. At BlueCross, we specialise in dementia care and through STARLife, our exclusive research-based dementia care model, provide tailored programs within the residence to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.
LifestyleBlueCross Western Gardens has a large and diverse leisure and lifestyle program with activities that are designed to stimulate including picnics, outings, live entertainment, games, knitting and physiotherapy.
BlueCross Western Garden's Rose Bowl Lounge is a hive for activities such as craftwork and bingo. Its gas log fireplace fills the room with a cosy feel.
Outdoors you'll enjoy relaxing in our landscaped courtyards with garden features and leafy trees. Green thumbs will relish our vertical herb gardens and vegetable beds.
At BlueCross Western Gardens, we offer a variety of services to ensure your health and wellbeing. Some of these include homemade, delicious and nutritionally-balanced meals prepared by our on-site chef. We also offer pampering, hairdressing, manicure and pedicure treatments in our hair and beauty salon at an additional cost.
BlueCross residences provide a high level of hotel services, with laundry, gardening, housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance all included.