Quality and continuity of care in bayside Chelsea
Tranquil BlueCross Gardenia is located in Chelsea, with Bicentennial Park at its doorstep, and the local RSL and bowls clubs, the beach and the shops of Chelsea just a short distance away.
BlueCross Gardenia’s secure, manicured gardens outside, tranquil décor inside and quality amenities make it a comfortable home for 73 people with high and low needs.
Our highly qualified clinical services staff and our personal care attendants are attentive to all your needs even as you age in place.
We are proud of our record of continuity of care at Gardenia and invite you to come and be a part of our warm community.
BlueCross Gardenia is arranged into two wings, with each featuring a main lounge and dining room. There is also a communal library, hair salon and multipurpose room, plus quiet sitting areas and self service tea and coffee stations.
Recently refreshed, the Norman Marshall lounge with its comfortable seating and light filled aspect, is perfect for relaxing with craft projects or entertaining your visitors over morning or afternoon tea.
Residents will enjoy the fragrances and textures of the new sensory garden in the high care wing. For residents in the low care wing a large central courtyard offers spaces to relax and unwind in the fresh air, enjoy barbeques, and spend time with visiting therapy pets.
BlueCross Gardenia overlooks the netball courts of the local sports centre, while to its east the walking paths of Bicentennial park and the wetlands provide opportunity for bird watching.
BlueCross Gardenia provides 73 rooms with Standard Single Share, Standard Twin Share, Standard Private, Superior and Superior Parkland view accommodation. Rooms at Gardenia may overlook the front garden beds, the boundary garden, the neighbouring parkland or netball courts or the central courtyards and sensory gardens while some enjoy private access to the courtyards.
At BlueCross Gardenia you’ll find our leisure and lifestyle program well developed and packed with activities such as walking, physiotherapy, poetry appreciation, outings, and armchair travel.
At BlueCross Gardenia enjoy activities such as bingo, word games and movie matinees in the lounge rooms, while gas fireplaces in these areas add cosiness in the cooler months.
BlueCross Gardenia’s landscaped courtyards boast winding pathways, garden beds and striking garden features as well as places to enjoy barbecues. Nature lovers will savour the diversity of birdcalls on quiet weekdays, and you’ll relish being able to watch nearby sports games without having to venture far from the peace of your backyard.
At BlueCross Gardenia we’re committed to your health and wellbeing and our service reflects this.
We also offer hairdressing services in our hair salon so you can enjoy the feeling of being pampered and groomed on site, plus podiatry and other allied health services as required.
At Gardenia, you’ll enjoy homemade and nutritious meals freshly prepared by our on site chef, to ensure a healthy and satisfying diet is maintained.
BlueCross residences provide a high level of hotel services, with laundry, gardening, housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance all included.
Nursing home features
- Medium home (73 beds)
- Specialist services: Visiting Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Dentist, Optometrist, Music Therapist, Audiologist
Types of care
Additional details: Weekly activities program and organised outings