BlueCross

117 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East Victoria, 3123


Whether you need care at your place or one of ours, BlueCross will be there to help you. Our commitment is to provide the highest possible quality care with the best health outcomes for each individual. BlueCross provides high quality support and care with the flexibility and responsiveness to ensure a smooth transition through our services as individual care needs change.

We maintain a vision to be recognised as a leader of best practice in the delivery services that are changing the face of aged care, focusing on wellness and capabilities.
 
A dynamic organisation, BlueCross is supported by a team of great staff, who are willing to challenge traditions. With a long history of embracing change, BlueCross’ progressive approach in the delivery of care is evident across all of our services.

The BlueCross advantage
BlueCross offers the unique ability to navigate effortlessly between a broad suite of services, across the complete continuum of ageing (Home Care, respite, transitional, residential). BlueCross provides streamlined support and care with the flexibility and responsiveness to ensure a smooth transition, all from a single provider. Whether care is needed at a client’s home or at one of our residences, for one hour or 24 hours a day, BlueCross is there to help.

Person centred care
All of our care services follow a person-first set of principles that honour the person before the task. These practices provide the basis for: creating a daily life worth living, striving to nurture the mind as well as the spirit; and promoting growth and development for all.

BlueCross works on a range of initiatives to support social, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellness. We recognise the individual capability of each of our clients and encourage them to participate in decision making which enables people receiving care to feel in control rather than controlled.

We endeavour to deliver a service that BlueCross residences are welcoming, safe, and secure and offer access to both indoor and outdoor activities, and provide a range of public and private spaces for resident’s, families and friends to enjoy.

 

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Aged Care Residence Wins Whitehorse Council’s Innovation Award

on Thursday, June 13, 2019

The newest aged care residence by leading aged care provider BlueCross has been recognised at the City of Whitehorse Built Environment Awards 2019 on Thursday 6 June 2019.

BlueCross Box Hill Opens its Doors to Public

on Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The newest aged care residence in Box Hill is opening in October, and the public got to see it first hand on Saturday 22 September 2018. 

BlueCross|SapphireCare welcomes new Interim Chief Executive

on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

BlueCross|SapphireCare is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Putamorsi as the Interim Chief Executive, effective 6 August 2018. He is taking over from Adjunct Professor Alan Lilly who has been the CEO since September 2016. 

Open Day at BlueCross Ivanhoe

on Thursday, November 23, 2017

You're invited to attend BlueCross Ivanhoe's Open Day on Saturday 9th December and take a tour of the beautiful home. There will be a free sausage sizzle, scones and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!

Bridging the Age Gap at BlueCross

on Monday, November 13, 2017

An innovative, intergenerational program hosted at BlueCross’ Livingstone Gardens Aged Care Residence, and devised by Livingstone Primary School, is closing the gap between the old and new generations. 

BlueCross and Sapphire Care Set to Merge

on Friday, July 28, 2017

BlueCross and Sapphire Care are set to merge with immediate effect. Collectively, Sapphire Care and BlueCross have been providing high quality community and residential care services for almost forty years and throughout this time, they have built trusted brands and respected reputations within the communities which they serve. 

BlueCross’ Newest Aged Care Residence is Now Open

on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

More than 2000 people visited the brand new BlueCross Ivanhoe residence for its Open Day, late last month. The day was enjoyed with free music, entertainment, barista made coffee, Greek doughnuts and a very popular sausage sizzle! Popular radio presenter, David Mann ‘Mann about town’ made a special visit to BlueCross Ivanhoe and had these things to say about the new home “BlueCross Ivanhoe is quite remarkable…I found out that years and years ago that it was an old milk factory. Who told me that? One of the locals. The fixtures and fitting are beautiful and are all tailored for us as we grow older”.

BlueCross Ivanhoe Open Day

on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that BlueCross Ivanhoe will be opening its doors to the public! The Open Day will be held at 250 Waterdale Road Ivanhoe, from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 29th April.

Why Dementia Support & Education Matters

on Friday, April 7, 2017

It has been well documented and reported that Australia has an ageing population and the government, community groups, volunteers and aged care providers are moving quickly to provide sufficient support to the growing number of patients requiring care.  Of this group, over 400,000 are living with dementia in Australia and in the next 20 years, the number of people with dementia is projected to increase by 90% to over 760,000. 

Over 4462 Candles Would Be Needed to Light Up the Birthday Cake at This Party

on Friday, March 31, 2017

Each year, BlueCross Community and Residential Services throw a huge birthday party, inviting all the residents and clients who have turned 97 and over. This event brings guests, family and staff together for a grand celebration to recognise their incredible lives and achievements. The 97+ Birthday celebration has become a popular BlueCross tradition since the first was held in 2010. 

One of Australia's First Tech Men Celebrates 101st Birthday

on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

One of Australia’s first tech men, Lawrie Griffiths recently celebrated his 101st Birthday. He reflected on a time when computers were only really seen in sci-fi films and people manually performed the tasks of modern day computers. 

Community Open Day this Sunday 19th February at BlueCross Livingstone Gardens

on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BlueCross Livingstone Gardens will open its doors to all, this Sunday the 19th of February with a Community Open Day.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Kicks off BlueCross Springfield Construction

on Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Member for Chisholm Julia Banks, and BlueCross CEO Alan Lilly recently officiated a ground-breaking ceremony for a new state-of-the-art aged care residence being built in Box Hill.

Virtual Reality technology now at every BlueCross home across Melbourne creating new possibilities for residents

on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

If you can’t take 1700 aged care residents to the Canadian Ice Caps, why not bring the Canadian Ice Caps to the residents through the magic of virtual reality. 

Teddy Bear Express Visits Frankston Hospital

on Thursday, May 5, 2016

What do you get when you fill a decorated minibus with a group of enthusiast knitters, their keen supporters and dozens and dozens of teddy bears? The BlueCross Karinya Grove’s Teddy Bear Express! The entourage paid a special visit to the Frankston Hospital last week to deliver their collection of gifts.

BlueCross Celebrate Their Supercentenarian

on Friday, January 15, 2016

A supercentenarian is someone who has lived to 110, and according to research, is a feat only achieved by about 1 in 1,000 people. 

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