BlueCross is committed to providing options for healthy ageing and appropriate aged care services to the broader Melbourne community; with a focus on enriching lives through encouraging independence, dignity and choice for those in our care and peace of mind for their families. As part of this commitment, we are investing in the development of new residences to cater for the growing demand for aged care both now and into the future.
Key dates: Display suites opening - 6 August 2018 Family Open Day - 22 September 2018 First admissions - October 2018
The BlueCross Box Hill redevelopment on Dorking Road Box Hill, will combine modern aged care with contemporary living. Amenities include a cinema, café and outdoor terraces which have proved popular at the recently opened Livingstone Gardens in Vermont South. BlueCross Box Hill is custom designed to support the changing needs of 216 people, designed to be a true ageing in place residence. The building itself will be 3 storeys, plus a large basement for services with a carpark for 80 vehicles, in excess of council requirements. The standard resident’s room will be oversized starting from 20m2 plus a private ensuite, reflecting modern preferences.
When BlueCross Malvern East opens in late 2019, it will provide quality aged care to 103 people in a space designed to feel just like home.
The unique features of the existing home will be thoughtfully incorporated into the newly designed home, to achieve a residence that enhances the lives of older people. BlueCross Malvern East will also have the latest advances in aged care technology, as well as features reminiscent of home.
Respecting the history of the existing home was an important consideration when decommissioning BlueCross Cresthaven. That’s why we’ve carefully retained its unique features, which include ornate led lighting, clay gargoyles, memorabilia and more.
Located in the middle of tranquil Malvern East, this new residence will be close to parks and shops; encouraging residents to remain connected with their community and lead active lifestyles. Iconic Chadstone shopping centre and Glenferrie Road are just a short trip away.
Key features of the home will include:
•Led lighting and terracotta gargoyles from the existing home (formerly known as BlueCross Cresthaven)
BlueCross Malvern East will be built to support the changing needs of older people and will be a true ageing in place residence. The building itself will be 3 storeys, plus a large basement for services with a carpark.
The residence will also feature a purpose-built memory support environment, with natural light and garden access, as well as modifications to enhance the lives of people living with dementia.