Phone:03 8846 3500
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Client Services Manager
BlueCross Livingstone Gardens is a state-of-the-art aged care residence in Vermont South. Conveniently located close to public transport, shopping and restaurants, Livingstone Gardens offers permanent, respite and dementia care to 210 residents.
At Livingstone Gardens, caring for you is our priority. Our team includes registered nurses, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are supported by enrolled nurses and qualified personal carers who are trained in the specific needs of older people. Our care at BlueCross is dedicated to best practice, ensuring personalised care for each and every resident in our care.
Our multi-level residence provides an ageing in place environment. To enhance the homely environment and give the sense of living in a small community within a large neighbourhood, there are seven dining rooms and numerous lounge areas. Smaller lounge areas have floor to ceiling windows, ensuring the common areas remain filled with natural light, while the numerous terraces, balconies and courtyards blur the line between inside and out.
Quality aged care and social lifestyle in the heart of Vermont South
At BlueCross Livingstone Gardens we have included features that would not only appeal to residents, but also their visitors.
Our ground floor café is a wonderful place for residents to meet with family and friends. Enjoy a fireplace in the cooler months, and an alfresco terrace when the sun is shining.
Our library has a range of titles, fiction and non-fiction, and is a quiet space to surf the internet or enjoy the daily newspaper.
Enjoy your favourite movie in our dedicated, surround-sound cinema with a big screen.
For our male residents, our Men's Shed is equipped with tools and materials and opens onto the terrace for residents wanting to continue, or start, a favourite hobby.
At BlueCross Livingstone Gardens hairdressing and beauty treatments can be arranged in our luxurious onsite salon along with therapeutic or relaxing therapies to be enjoyed in our Wellness room.
Host your own celebration for up to 10 guests in the luxury of our Private Dining Room. Let us arrange the catering, entertainment or special touches so you can enjoy the party.
At Livingstone Gardens we have a choice of 198 single rooms, several with sliding doors for those who may wish to live in in close contact with a partner or friend. For people wanting extra space, the 12 suites include a separate lounge room and kitchenette. Many of the rooms and living areas feature spectacular views over the neighbouring suburbs or out to the Dandenong Ranges.
The rooms are offered fully furnished, or feel free to bring much-loved pieces from home.
All rooms have individually controlled ducted heating, air-conditioning and hydronic heating.
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.
Our seven day leisure and lifestyle program offers a range of choices. Activities are based on resident favourites like art classes, walking clubs, music therapy, introduction to social media and discussion groups.
The Livingstone Gardens' Bus will transport residents on organised day trips, shopping and group outings.
Located in walking distance to the Vermont South Library and Community House as well as neighbourhood shopping, ensures residents have access to a range of activities within or outside the residence.
Come and enjoy our homemade, fresh and nutritious meals prepared by our on-site chef. Menus are updated monthly to take advantage of seasonal produce. At Livingstone Gardens we celebrate international days and events with special menus and festivities.
BlueCross menus include choices for every main meal.
Other allied health services such as physiotherapy and podiatry will be available to suit residents’ needs.
BlueCross Livingstone Gardens has a specialist dementia care unit which cares for people using the STARLife dementia care program.