Heritage-listed mansion offering premier care in a premier location
BlueCross Darnlee is nestled among the landscaped gardens and the mansions of Toorak’s Lansell Road, with the CBD, South Yarra, Richmond and Camberwell close by.
A heritage-listed federation mansion, BlueCross Darnlee was redeveloped for people with high care needs in 1999, but many of its original Queen Anne-style features have been retained. Outside the soaring turret, roof finials, columned portico and stained glass of its front edifice display their grandeur, while inside, its heritage architraves and skirting, ceiling roses and cornices, have all been meticulously restored.
Offering 47 rooms, there is also a nurses’ station on every floor, qualified clinical staff on duty around the clock, and a complement of staff providing exceptional care.
We invite you to come and experience our highest standards of care and service in elegant, historic Darnlee.
BlueCross Darnlee has multiple outdoor terraces, landscaped gardens and a choice of impeccable living spaces that span three levels.
On the ground floor is the elegant original dining room and grand music room where you can play the piano, read in front of a log fire, or simply enjoy the morning sun streaming in through large bay windows.
Darnlee’s three large communal lounges on the lower, ground and upper levels have flat screen televisions with Foxtel, entertainment areas, and self-serve tea and coffee stations.
A second dining room is located on the lower ground level, ensuring all residents have easy access for meals. And more intimate sitting rooms are located in several places throughout Darnlee for quieter moments.
BlueCross Darnlee offers 49 generous rooms including Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Terrace and Apartment style accommodation. Rooms at Darnlee may overlook the outdoor terraces and surrounding landscape, while some have bay windows or access to private, terracotta paved balconies. Apartment rooms are located in the original heritage-listed building.
At BlueCross Darnlee you will have access to a diverse range of leisure and lifestyle activities including music therapy, exercise groups and art and craft sessions. Residents also have the opportunity to participate in our strong community program, which includes mentoring students from nearby St Kevin’s College.
The lounges are the perfect places to hear live music often arranged by our Leisure and Lifestyle team or relax with your guests. The private dining room also form a graceful backdrop to your special celebration with family and friends.
As BlueCross Darnlee is an Extra Services residence, you’ll enjoy a choice of fresh, sumptuous and nutritious a-la-carte cuisine prepared by an on-site chef, and the option of wine with those meals. Happy hour with drinks and canapés is also hosted with your visitors welcome to join you.
Those who enjoy being pampered will love visiting the salon on the ground level, for manicures and hairdressing services.
A range of allied health professionals offer services such as podiatry and physiotherapy are also available.
BlueCross residences provide a high level of hotel services, with laundry, gardening, housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance all included.
Nursing home features
- Small home (47 beds)
- Specialist services: Visiting Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Dentist, Optometrist, Music Therapist
Types of care
Additional details: Weekly activities program and organised outings