Boutique aged care in a refined community setting
BlueCross Cresthaven is a boutique 45 bed residence for people with low care needs. Cresthaven sits in the middle of tranquil East Malvern close to parks and a range of great coffee shops. Iconic Chadstone shopping centre and Glenferrie Road are a short trip away with tram and bus stops just outside the gates.
A converted and extended, two-storey Edwardian house, Cresthaven offers all the daily living conveniences while retaining many original features, such as high ceilings with cornices and plaster molding, bay windows and fireplaces, which give it a cosy family feel.
We are committed to providing exceptional quality care with our registered nurses, on-site allied healthcare professionals and well-trained personal care attendants.
We invite you to come and be a part of Cresthaven’s family and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re in good hands.
Within the original house, BlueCross Cresthaven features a lounge with wing back armchairs, well-stocked bookcases and cosy fireplace to relax by. There is a large formal dining room with view onto the inner courtyard and a private dining room which can be booked for special occasions.
A bright sunroom filled with inviting chairs offers a view onto the courtyard through a large bay window – an ideal spot for a coffee while reading the paper.
Cresthaven also has self serve tea and coffee stations, reverse cycle air conditioning and heating, flat screen digital televisions, wireless internet access, light filled corridors to add to the comforts and amenities.
At the heart of Cresthaven, the large central courtyard with manicured gardens has chairs to unwind in and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
To encourage residents to stay mentally and physically active, Cresthaven has a piano for sing-alongs, a communal computer and interactive Nintendo Wii games.
BlueCross Cresthaven’s 45 rooms offer views of leafy, mature trees, courtyards, gardens and surrounding Malvern. Some enjoy close proximity to bright corridors with leisure seats and windows through which to take in the residence’s landscaped gardens, while others may have private access to the gardens or a kitchenette.
BlueCross Cresthaven offers a broad range of stimulating leisure and lifestyle activities, such as weekly bus outings, exercise groups and creative writing programs.
Days at Cresthaven could begin with breakfast in bed for residents, followed by a walk to the local cafes or nearby Ardrie Park or a shopping trip on the residence bus. Residents can enjoy various games with friends such as bridge in the sitting room or bingo in the dining room.
Out in the courtyard nature lovers can potter in the garden and enjoy daily visits from Chilli, the Labrador cross Kelpie.
BlueCross Cresthaven is an Extra Services residence. As well as the standard hospitality services provided at BlueCross residences, residents at Cresthaven also have access to allied health services such as physiotherapy and podiatry and various therapeutic programs.
For those who like to be pampered, hairdressing and manicures are provided in the on-site hair salon.
BlueCross residences provide a high level of hotel services, with laundry, gardening, housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance all included.