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584 Swan Street, Burnley, Victoria, 3121

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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My mother is a resident at Blue Cross Silverwood Templestowe and the staff and management are absolutely wonderful! They provide a very high standard of care for her. The staff and management are always friendly and easy to approach. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone who has a loved one that wants to be cared for with dignity. Congratulations Blue Cross Silverwood Templestowe on providing a service second to none!

Opal HealthCare Set to Expand with Acquisition of BlueCross Aged Care and Home Care Services

on Wednesday, March 13, 2024

In approximately June this year and subject to regulatory approvals, ownership of BlueCross’ 31 Aged Care Residences and its Home Care services will be transferred to Opal HealthCare.

BlueCross Partners with Internationally Renowned Dementia Specialist to Educate Staff and Provide a Free Event to the Community

on Monday, February 27, 2023

Victorian aged care provider BlueCross is working to challenge the negative perceptions of Dementia and brain change by hosting dementia specialist Teepa Snow over four days of experiential training for staff, and a free event for the broader community.

BlueCross Ashby Residential Aged Care in Lower Templestowe Turns 20

on Friday, October 28, 2022

This week marks 20 years since the opening of BlueCross Ashby residential aged care in Ashford Street Lower Templestowe with residents, staff, BlueCross Executive members and Board members, and the local Lord Mayor, Cr Michelle Kleinert, attending to mark the occasion.

"It ain’t going to get me!" A story about living with Dementia

on Monday, October 24, 2022

93-year-old Barbara Wilson has been a resident at BlueCross Hansworth for just more than 18 months. Barbara moved in shortly after her Dementia diagnoses and is comfortable discussing how it feels for her living with dementia, as well as a what it is like living in a residence with friends who have different types of dementia too.

BlueCross Grossard Court Celebrates 15 Years at Phillip Island

on Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Residents and staff at BlueCross Grossard Court in Cowes celebrated 15 years since it opened on Friday.  The residential aged care facility opened in 2007 and Laundry Assistant Rhonda Sonogan was one of four employees there from the start.

BlueCross Appoints New Chair, Mr Rob Dalton

on Tuesday, July 5, 2022

BlueCross has today announced the appointment of Mr Rob Dalton as its new Chair of the Board. Mr Dalton joins the BlueCross Board with more than 35 years’ experience in commercial and transactional roles as well as 25 years as an Advisory and Assurance Partner in Big 4 Accounting and Consulting firms. 

Volunteers, it’s good to be back

on Wednesday, June 22, 2022

After two years of distance and isolation, leading Aged Care provider BlueCross is thrilled to have volunteers return to residences, adding valuable connection and experiences for residents. BlueCross Darnlee Toorak volunteer, Christine Heffernan, is one volunteer who runs a reading and poetry session each Tuesday with a group of literarian residents.

A Lifechanging Career

on Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Meet Loving Sobron, one of the amazing Registered Nurses at Leading Aged Provider BlueCross The Mews, Camberwell. Loving has been caring for residents at The Mews for just over ten years and explains how he decided to become a nurse.

BlueCross Aged Care Confirms New CEO

on Friday, April 8, 2022

Leading Victorian aged care provider, BlueCross, has confirmed Ms Ingrid Harvey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following the planned departure of Mr Rob Putamorsi in February this year.

BlueCross Chef Wins Prestigious Industry Award

on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Craig Botterill has a lot to smile about and celebrate these days. The Chef Manager at BlueCross Gardenia aged care residence in Chelsea, Victoria, recently received the OSCARS Recognition of Excellence award by the OSCAR Care Group.

Box Hill Resident Riding High at 106

on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

At 106, Betty Kerr is among the oldest centenarians in the country, and could well be the oldest resident in the Victorian suburb of Box Hill where she currently lives.

Music Therapy to Help with Memory Loss

on Friday, July 17, 2020

The human brain works in mysterious ways, and studies have shown how it can be attracted to patterns and rhythm, making music therapy most beneficial for people with memory loss.

Sue and John's Story - Moving into Residential Aged Care

on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Moving from your own home to a residential aged care home can be an overwhelming experience. When living at home is no longer an option, this can sometimes be the best solution for many older people – as new BlueCross residents Sue and John Blackman discover.

Showing Solidarity Through Music at BlueCross Broughtonlea

on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Anisha Ravishankar loved her fortnightly visits to BlueCross Broughtonlea in Surrey Hills. With her saxophone in tow, the Year 9 student at Presbyterian Ladies’ College had been getting residents’ feet tapping to her uplifting and jazzy music for months until the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to her visits.

Gifts From the Heart for Residents at BlueCross Ruckers Hill

on Friday, May 22, 2020

Travelling has a way of opening one’s mind, especially when exploring a new place and a new culture. For Kate Bywaters, Lifestyle Coordinator at BlueCross Ruckers Hill, her passion in travelling also opened her heart during a chance visit to a café in the Himalayas.

Student Misses Residents at BlueCross Aged Care Home

on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

William, a Year 10 student at St Kevin’s College, has been visiting BlueCross The Gables as part of the school’s community volunteering project. Along with a few other students, William visits The Gables once a week to spend time with the residents.

Spot a Bear at BlueCross Livingstone Gardens

on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

All around the world, as well as in Australia, it is not unusual to see a teddy bear or two peeping out of a window, balcony or fence. If you are wondering what this is all about, welcome to one of the latest and most popular activities to keep children entertained during the coronavirus pandemic – teddy bear hunt! No one knows where or how the trend began, but residents at BlueCross Livingstone Gardens are certainly not missing out on the fun!

BlueCross' Message Wall of Love

on Friday, April 17, 2020

Anyone passing by BlueCross Baradine in Mooroolbark (VIC) will either do a double take or stop to admire the wall of messages outside the aged care home.

BlueCross Residents Unleash Their Inner Creativity

on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

More than 10 residents from across various BlueCross aged care residences are getting together for an art exhibition to showcase their creative expressions in sculpture, paintings and textiles.

BlueCross Unveils New Brand

on Friday, August 23, 2019

Leading aged care provider BlueCross has unveiled its new logo, as part of its rebrand to bring merger partner Sapphire Care under the same banner.

Robert Putamorsi Appointed Permanent CEO of BlueCross

on Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Board of BlueCross has announced the permanent appointment of Robert Putamorsi as the Chief Executive Officer of the company, following a one-year period as Interim CEO.

New Aged Care Residence in Malvern East Opens its Doors to Public

on Monday, August 19, 2019

BlueCross Cresthaven, the newest aged care residence in Malvern East, is opening in September and the public has been invited to come for a tour on Saturday 24 August 2019. 

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. 

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