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Phone:03 8846 4200
Fax:03 9846 6988
Enquiries:1300 133 414
Client Services Manager
BlueCross Silverwood in Templestowe provides quality aged care and dementia care, as well as respite care (a short term stay in an aged care home) to 61 residents.
Located adjacent to the beautiful Westerfolds Parkland and Yarra, minutes from the green gateway of Eltham or the busy hub of Doncaster, this modern residence offers a comfortable and friendly environment that fosters independence, dignity and respect.
Silverwood is not just about the residence, but the people and friendships within them. Shared areas are places where people can enjoy socialising in well-appointed surroundings and outside there are beautiful shaded areas for relaxing or having a cup of tea with your family and friends.
Our well-trained and attentive care and services staff are committed to ensuring you get the most out of every day in a warm, caring and safe environment, and invite you to come and experience it.
Quality aged care and social lifestyle in the heart of Templestowe
BlueCross Silverwood is finished in classic, relaxed décor and is a blend of shared spaces across three levels wrapped around a large courtyard. BlueCross Silverwood's ground floor comprises a huge dining room and comfortable common lounge with gas fireplace, flat screen television and soothing tropical aquarium. The lounge flows out to the landscaped courtyard at the heart of the residence, with its colourful rose varieties and leafy trees – it's the perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine. There are also two smaller lounges for residents to enjoy quieter moments.
The first floor features a lounge complete with a hair salon, self-serve kitchenette and a cosy lounge area with games console.
The second floor houses a sunny conservatory used for activities and a large outdoor terrace, which yields sweeping views of the surrounding area. There is also two sitting rooms, one hosting a computer with internet access, and a TV and library room and a self-serve kitchenette.
BlueCross Silverwood has 61 large, tastefully decorated Standard private rooms, each with its own ensuite. All rooms are complete with television and telephone connections, heating and ceiling fans. Rooms are very generous and may overlook the surrounding urban scapes, landscaped central courtyard, or have views of the secure perimeter garden.
Descriptions of the 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 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.
BlueCross Silverwood offers a diverse range of leisure and lifestyle activities each week. Weekly bus trips to local shopping precincts and places of interest along with monthly night time outings to dine locally ensure there is ample opportunity to get out and about.
There are also plenty of activities available within the residence to keep residents engaged, including some outdoor exercise or a game of cards with fellow residents.
You'll also find a number of additional services available at BlueCross Silverwood that make living here so convenient. Hairdressing, podiatry, physiotherapy and optometry are services that are available to help keep residents feeling well and feeling good.
We have a chef who prepares a menu of delicious, nutritious meals using fresh produce every day. These meals are served in our dining room, and are designed to meet any dietary or cultural preference – but most of all, we like to prepare meals that people will enjoy.
BlueCross residences provide a high level of hotel services, with laundry, gardening, housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance all included.