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Phone:03 5734 3400
Fax:03 5781 1978
Enquiries:1300 133 414
Client Services Manager
Purpose-built BlueCross Willowmeade in Kilmore provides 80 permanent and dementia specific care places as well as respite care (short term care in a nursing home).
Located close to local shops, schools, leisure parks and all the charm of this regional community, Willowmeade is a particularly welcoming place with local staff employed to care for the local residents.
BlueCross Willowmeade has two large nurses stations staffed by highly trained clinical care staff who are on duty around the clock. Our personal care attendants and hospitality services assistance are happy to attend to your needs, as well.
We invite you to come and visit Willowmeade and experience its unique blend of care, warmth and luxury in the heart of country Victoria.
Quality aged care and social lifestyle in the heart of Kilmore
A crystal chandelier and cast-iron sculptures in the reception area provides an impressive welcome to BlueCross Willowmeade, while a soft colour palette, large communal lounges, four dining areas (including a private dining room), intimate siting areas, self-service kitchenettes, landscaped gardens and stylish décor throughout enhance its warm atmosphere.
BlueCross Willowmeade has 80 generous bedrooms and plenty to keep you busy during the day with a chapel, sensory room, hair salon, beauty parlour and men's gym.
In Willowmeade's light-filled private dining room beautiful wallpaper, light sconces and elegant accessories add a delightful backdrop to private celebrations with your family and friends.
BlueCross Willowmeade has a dedicated multi-sensory room in its dementia specific unit, while a secure private courtyard and outdoor terrace also provide tranquillity for dementia support residents.
BlueCross Willowmeade is surrounded by a walkway with boundary garden and has views of the unfolding hills towards the north.
BlueCross Willowmeade offers 80 Standard, Standard Twin Share, Superior, Standard Dementia Support and Superior Dementia Support room accommodation. Willowmeade's high quality rooms have views of the sunny private courtyard, boundary gardens, the front garden, townscape or towards the nearby hills.
Descriptions of the five 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.
LifestyleAt BlueCross Willowmeade, your health and wellbeing is always our priority and as such we offer you a diverse program of leisure and lifestyle activities and therapies, including chair aerobics, newspaper reading groups, movies and outings.
For those who like to keep busy, the expansive Rutledge Room is where the Men's Shed, ladies' groups and other residents gather to work on art and craft projects, enjoy cooking classes, word games, bingo, bocce, ballroom dancing and other activities.
In the men's gym, there's the opportunity to use traditional gym-based routines and equipment such as hand weights, thera-bands and steps.
Nature lovers at BlueCross Willowmeade will enjoy the persimmon trees, vegetable beds, benches, walking paths and artistic fountain in the outdoor courtyards, or simply lingering in the lovely outdoor spaces in the gentle company of the resident cat, Hilary.
BlueCross Willowmeade's on-site chef Kate Brown, was the winner of the 2013 Australian Aged Care Chef Manager of the Year, and you can look forward to being served a range of delicious and nutritionally-balanced meals in our dining rooms every day.
When happy hour strikes at Willowmeade, Bonnie's Bar is the place to share a few beers, cocktails and even freshly brewed coffee with friends, and enjoy lively karaoke and piano sing-a-longs in the nearby sitting area.
If you prefer being pampered, you'll enjoy hair dressing services in the hair salon and indulgent treatments in the beauty parlour at an additional cost.
BlueCross Willowmeade's on-site kiosk stocks traditional lollies and other confectionery as well as smaller odds and ends which may just tempt you to spoil yourself a little – or even treat visiting grandchildren and great grandchildren.
BlueCross residences provide a high level of hotel services, with laundry, gardening, housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance all included.