Warm, welcoming aged care in the centre of the Avondale community
Welcoming BlueCross Riverlea enjoys a peaceful position in Avondale Heights, walking distance to local shops, cafes and amenities of Milleara Shopping Centre.
Riverlea provides 75 low level care places with ageing in place. The single level floor plan makes access easy for residents while gracious décor and soft blue and cream tones make Riverlea a warm, friendly home.
We have a Registered Nurse and two Enrolled Nurses available seven days a week, and our well-trained and attentive personal care attendants and residential services staff ensure your needs are met.
We don’t compromise on quality at Riverlea and invite you to come and experience all we have to offer.
BlueCross Riverlea offers comfortable living for all residents. The social hub is the spacious main lounge with comfortable armchairs, side tables and a piano. Adjacent to this is Riverlea’s generous dining room and colourful outdoor courtyard, while a recently re-developed private dining room is available for special celebrations with family.
The elegant fireplace lounge with its well-stocked library is ideal for when you want to escape with a book in front of the gas log fire, play a quiet card game or simply relax.
A few small sitting rooms spread throughout the residence are ideal for enjoying afternoon tea with visitors, while Riverlea’s larger Barramundi Lounge can also be hired for special occasions.
Further amenities include self-service tea and coffee stations, a hair and beauty salon, central climate control, outdoor areas with barbecue facilities and gardens.
BlueCross Riverlea offers 75 good sized rooms. The rooms are generous and comfortable and have views on to one of the inner courtyards, boundary garden or the large sunny courtyard with pergola.
BlueCross Riverlea’s leisure and lifestyle program is designed to engage you and keep you feeling your best with activities such as regular outings, domestic therapy, carpet bowls and knitting.
Movie matinees, live entertainment, and piano sing-a-longs are hosted in the main lounge, while the Barramundi Lounge is the venue for bingo, card games and the weekly resident run kiosk.
A winding footpath around the extensive perimeter allows you to enjoy Riverlea’s landscaped outdoor spaces on your daily walk and garden lovers will relish the chance to get their gloves into the raised garden beds in the sunny courtyards. The pergola courtyard is perfect for barbecues with friends, or enjoying the company of the resident cat Maggie, or regular visits from Jasper the dog.
At BlueCross Riverlea you can expect high quality service and care. There are homemade, fresh and nutritious meals prepared for you by our on site chef, and you can look forward to manicures and hairdressing services in our hair and beauty salon a few times a week on a fee for service basis.
Multicultural and non-denominational church services take place in the peaceful fireplace sitting room.
BlueCross residences provide a high level of hotel services, with laundry, gardening, housekeeping, cleaning and maintenance all included.
Nursing home features
- Medium home (75 beds)
- Specialist services: Visiting Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Optometrist, Dentist, Audiologist
Types of care
Additional details: Weekly activities program & organised outings