Victoria’s newest boutique aged care residence, BlueCross Highgrove, opened its doors to the public for the first time last Saturday.
The event drew large crowds in Kew who were eager to see what the next generation of aged care is going to look like, ahead of the official opening this Monday.
David Mann, from Melbourne’s 3AW, was broadcasting live from the event.
Mr Mann described BlueCross Highgrove as, a warm, friendly, welcoming residence that anyone would be proud to call home.
“What makes BlueCross Highgrove special is not the magnificent building, or its first class facilities but the staff who are so caring, professional and totally committed to the residents.”
Visitors toured the residence, took advantage of access to a range of independent and BlueCross aged care consultants and enjoyed some BlueCross hospitality, with a free sausage sizzle and coffee cart.
BlueCross Highgrove offers residents a choice of apartment style, superior and standard suites that combine independent living with a touch of elegance and the comforts of home.
David Eccles, BlueCross managing director, said: “BlueCross Highgrove is the future direction in the aged care industry.
“With the Living Longer, Living Better (LLLB) reforms being introduced, BlueCross provides residents with greater choice and control over their aged care services,” he said.
BlueCross Highgrove’s 49 rooms are filling fast, highlighting the local demand for this type of aged care service and lifestyle that emphasises wellness and independence.
Mr Eccles found feedback from the open day “overwhelmingly positive” as he personally showed groups around BlueCross Highgrove to help cope with the large number of attendees.
Due to the response from the public, BlueCross Highgrove will now be hosting open afternoons every Thursday from 1 – 3 pm during September and October. No appointment is necessary.
BlueCross operates 22 aged care residences across Melbourne and provides Care at Home services to more than 1,500 clients.