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How St Louis Aged Care is minding the intergenerational gap

Wisdom and knowledge about daily living used to be passed down from grandparents and parents. Grandparents were a font of knowledge, with more patience for children compared to their busy working parents. Is this really going away? At St Louis, we don’t believe so.

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“St Louis opened up my world” - how home care helped Robert do things he never thought he would

Never say never is the theme of this story. Robert has been a home care client with St Louis Home Care for several years. In his words, “St Louis opened up my world”.

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Active Living: Here’s why we keep walking at St Louis Nursing Home

Jenny is the Physiotherapist at St Louis’s Nursing Home and in this Q&A, shares how and why she is so committed to keeping our residents physically active, especially walking.

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Active Living Story: Roger lives with dementia and still enjoys a life with meaning and purpose

Briefly, Roger is living with dementia, he needed 24x7 care and his family brought him to St Louis on Sea in Victor Harbor. After a few weeks of care, he improved so much that his wife decided to bring him back home for a trial stay

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A career in aged care in Victor Harbor – here’s why you’ll get the rewards you seek

If you’re thinking of a career in aged care in Victor Harbor, there are many reasons why this is a great idea which we want to share with you!

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Tips to stay well at home during COVID-19 lockdown

At St Louis, we have made the necessary changes to our home support plans to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. Our staff have been specifically trained in COVID-19 infection control to safely support our clients.

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Downtime is a good time to get things done at home - 5 ways to use your home care package during COVID-19

Many of our home care clients are catching up on activities they have been putting off for years. Some are using their home care packages during COVID-19 to begin new interests.

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Home care during COVID-19 – what you need to know

We are continuing to deliver home care services to our clients as required during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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5MU Interview with Dani McKenna: A Fresh Perspective on Aged Care Comfort - St Louis on Sea

Recently, Dani McKenna, St Louis Aged Care’s Business Development Manager and Registered Nurse, was interviewed by Jennie Lenman on 1125 5MU about St Louis on Sea, a new approach to looking after people who are ageing or living with dementia.

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COVID-19 Update

St Louis has been looking after the needs of older Australians for over 70 years, providing care, comfort and support when they’re needed most.

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COVID 19 Statement

The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority, with St Louis continuing to adopt all recommended actions in line with health authorities’ guidelines.

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5 reasons why you should consider a smaller nursing home for your loved one

There are many aspects to choosing the right nursing home for a loved one, but for the purpose of this article, we focus on the benefits of a smaller nursing home.

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Our Values in Aged Care - Dignity, Respect, Choice, Fairness

St Louis is a family owned business that began back in 1946. We’ve been caring for older South Australians for more than 70 years, through many changes in aged care. Providers like us have regularly been required over the years, to refine our care delivery to meet changing customer expectations and industry standards.

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Why St Louis has embraced Montessori based dementia care

At St Louis Aged care, we have embraced the Montessori approach to dementia care, integrating it as part of our daily approach to caring for our residents and clients.

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The missing link I wish I had – a review of “5 Easy Ways to Solve the Aged Care Puzzle” with author Gail Miller

We interviewed Gail about her experience of navigating aged care when you’re starting out, and why she wrote her book “5 Easy Ways to Solve the Aged care Puzzle”.

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The benefits of working with an aged care placement service

The decision to move a loved one into permanent residential care is a significant one. Aged care placement is a service which assists people to easily navigate the process of finding the appropriate nursing home

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St Louis Nursing Home – our approach to food, nutrition and menus

One of the reasons our nursing home feels like home for our residents is because of the delicious and nutritious food we serve.

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Why choose St Louis Nursing Home?

We are an ‘Extra Service’ nursing home & more

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'Pecking Disorder' – a story about growing up as a gay man in rural Tasmania in the 1970’s

Pecking Disorder’ by Robert Moore will be launched on November 16 and is a story based on his experience of growing up in Tasmania on a family hop farm.

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How a home care package allows author Robert Moore to get on with what he loves most – writing!

Robert has had a home care package with St Louis for a number of years and appreciates how his home care package supports his goals.

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Why CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program) funding is sometimes not enough

There two main programs available to older Australians to receive help at home are the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages.

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Promoting positive ageing in our nursing home - and winning awards!

Anne Wicks is St Louis’ Social Programs Coordinator at our nursing home residence in Parkside. At the recent Diversional & Recreational Therapy Association Conference on the Gold Coast, Anne won the 2019 Award for Excellence in DRTA.

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St Louis’ Relative Networking Group – for family and friends

Our most recent initiative is the Relative Networking Group. Our families requested a forum to openly discuss their experiences of having a loved one in an aged care residence and we responded by creating this recurring event.

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Planning ahead - what does positive ageing mean to you?

The most important difference is those who are ageing positively and with health have planned ahead, putting into place a structure of support to meet their needs as they age.

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Considering a Career in Aged Care? 5 Key Attributes of a Dedicated Aged Care Worker

If you are considering a career in aged care, in this Q&A with Caitlin Watson, St Louis’ Community Client Services Manager, we discuss the key attributes of dedicated care workers.

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Book Review: 5 Easy Ways to Solve the Aged Care Puzzle by Gail Miller

I recently read 5 Easy Ways to Solve the Aged Care Puzzle by Gail Miller, who happens to be a South Australian and has lived the experience of having to solve the aged care puzzle for her parents.

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The New Charter of Aged Care Rights as of July 1, 2019

On July 1, 2019, a new Charter of Aged Care Rights replaced the Charter of Care Rights and Responsibilities. Previously there were four different charters for aged care services and these have now been condensed into one.

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Home care pricing changes as of July 1st 2019

Q&A with Maris Naish, Director of St Louis Aged Care about the new home care pricing changes as of July 1st 2019.

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Dementia Blog

How are you coping with a loved one who has dementia? Understanding dementia care.

In this Q&A, Daryl Carson, Home Care Coordinator at St Louis Home Care, explains what happens in families when a loved one starts showing symptoms of dementia. He offers advice on dementia care.

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The Montessori Approach to Dementia Care – Victor Harbor Home Care

Sherrill Bickmore is St Louis’ Registered Nurse who looks after our home care clients in Victor Harbor.

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Using your home care package for its intended purpose

Once your home care package is approved, the funds are made available to help you maximise your independence and enjoy a good lifestyle in the comfort of your own home.

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Personalised Care Blog

What is personalised home care and why does it make such a difference to your wellbeing?

We spoke with Nyree Thompson, Home Care Coordinator at St Louis Victor Harbor about why personalised care makes such a difference in the health and wellbeing of our clients.

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Talking About Dying – Starting the Conversation About Palliative Care

The subject of dying is a conversation that is necessary for those facing the end of their life, and for most people is a welcome one when they are heading toward end of life. The often don’t want to bring it up for concern for their family, but we find they are relieved when the family begins to address it openly and honestly.

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The Difference Between Home Care Packages and the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)

We are often asked about the difference between a Home Care Package and a Commonwealth Home Support Package (CHSP) and following we explain the key differences to help you make a decision about the right level of care that you need at home.

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5 Benefits of Living in a Retirement Village – St Louis on Blyth

The peace of mind this provides to residents of our retirement village is significant. There are many more benefits and here are some we often find ourselves discussing with our residents.

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St Louis Home Care Fees and New Legislation for Pricing Transparency

Pricing transparency of our home care fees has always been a priority for St Louis Aged Care for the last 70+ years of delivering a high standard of quality aged care.

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St Louis Aged Care and St Pauls Lutheran Homes delivering home care to Adelaide Hills residents

St Louis Aged Care and St Pauls Lutheran Homes recently announced a collaborative partnership to provide home care to Adelaide Hills’ residents.

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Most aged care plans are made in a hospital car park – why planning ahead paves the way for positive ageing.

Most aged care plans are made in a hospital car park – why planning ahead paves the way for positive ageing. Q&A with Dani McKenna RN, BDM at St Louis Aged Care.

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Celebrating Adelaide – why it is a great city to live and grow old in

A reasonable population of 1.3 million, good urban planning, plenty of parks and wonderful bathing beaches, are only a few of the reasons why “quiet little Adelaide” ranks so well on the world’s most liveable city list every year. Why we celebrate living in Adelaide.

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Avoiding loneliness as you get older – ways to stay socially connected

Loneliness is a problem experienced by more people in our community than we realise. In Australia, one in four Australians (men and women) feel lonely, and loneliness leads to a decline in mental and physical health. So if you are feeling lonely and struggling to find ways to interact with people and make new friends, you are actually not alone.

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Lessons that only grandparents can teach their grandkids

There are life lessons and pearls of wisdom that are better taught by grandparents or the elders in our community, rather than parents. They carry credibility, the lines in their faces representing all they have learned. All you need to do is take a moment to ask and then listen.

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Make the Most of Christmas and the Holidays if You’re Looking After a Loved One With Dementia

There are many families heading toward the Christmas holiday season, feeling a little apprehensive about the upcoming festivities, when they have parents or loved ones to look after who have dementia.

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Q&A with Kim Redin, RN Home Care Coordinator. Making Sure Your Home Care Package Meets Your Needs

Good news! Your home care package is approved and allocated and you are ready to start receiving the services. But what’s next?

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Q&A with Nyree Thompson, Home Care Coordinator – How an Interim Home Care Package Helped Ralph at Home

St Louis have often stepped in on behalf of our clients to help them get started with an interim home care package as in many cases, it is too long to wait.

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Confused About Home Care? Book Into Our Information Session November 9th, 2018

The St Louis Home Care team have organised “Confused About Home Care” an event to help you navigate your way through the confusion of home care options.

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Never Too Old, Never Too Late. Anne's Top Social Events that Made Our Residents ROCK!

Anne Wicks is the Social Programs Coordinator at St Louis’ Nursing Home in Parkside, Adelaide. Over the years she has facilitated the wishes of many of our residents – never too old!

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Dementia Awareness Month: Small Actions Big Difference – Sharing What We Learned

Dementia Awareness Month: Small Actions Big Difference – Sharing What We Learned

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Q&A with Maria Canatselis, Home Care Coordinator at St Louis. Why Your Home Care Coordinator Plays a Key Role in Home Care

Maria is a Home Care Coordinator at St Louis and in her role, she supports St Louis’ clients to develop a lifestyle that helps them enjoy their elderly years at home, by developing a custom home care package suited to their needs.

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Q&A with Sue Toner, Director of Care at St Louis. Questions to Ask When Choosing a Nursing Home in Adelaide

St Louis’ Nursing Home in Parkside, Adelaide has been up and running since 1946. For more than 70 years we have been delivering high quality care to our residents.

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5 Ways to Maintain Brain Health as You Age

When we pay attention to our brain health, it ripples out to impact many aspects of both our physical and emotional wellbeing. Good brain health involves caring for what we eat, how we think, the exercise we do and our social interaction.

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Art Therapy for Wellbeing at St Louis Aged Care

At St Louis, we believe that no matter what our age, our love of learning can be kept alive and well throughout our entire life. One of the ways we support this is through our art therapy sessions that are held every fortnight.

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21 Ways to Use Your Home Care Package to Stay Socially Connected - Q&A Home Care Coordinators Maria and Leonie

Maria and Leonie are both St Louis Home Care Coordinators that have worked in aged care for many years

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Long Live You – Living Longer with Health and Wellbeing

In response to this ageing trend, the Australian Government recently launched a new initiative called Long Live You to support people to stay healthy and active well into their twilight years.

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A Happy and Healthy Elderly Community has a Positive Effect on Everyone. Q&A with Sarah, LifeStyle Coordinator at St Louis Home Care.

Sarah spent eight years looking after our clients. She is now our home care lifestyle coordinator. She loves her work in the community supporting elderly peoples’ health and wellbeing through helping them stay socially connected. 

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The Importance of Staying Social as You Age and Using Home Care to Support You

with some forethought and the right home care support, we can help you stay socially active as your needs and circumstances change with age. It is not necessarily about having many friends, but more about a willingness to stay engaged in activities that give you enjoyment.

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Renovations at St Louis Nursing Home

Our Nursing Home is looking much brighter and more open since our recent re-paint and re-carpet.

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Your Home Care Package - What You Use Now You Gain Later

The more you use your home care package, the more likely you are to stay at home for longer, if not forever, according to a new report released by Macquarie University. 

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Did you know home care support helps you stay at home longer?

Home care support enables you to stay at home longer. Research now prove that the more hours accessed of home care, the less likely you are to enter into residential care

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Strength For Life – Exercise For The Elderly For Good Brain Health

Did you know? More than 400,000 people are living with dementia in Australia today? Exercise programs for the elderly have been shown to improve brain health, and it is never too late to start. 

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What is an ACAT Assessment and How Do I Prepare?

A member of the ACAT Assessment team will visit you at home to talk about your personal circumstances, how you are managing at home and what sort of help you need.

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Demystifying Homecare And How To Get Started

We have written the following blog to demystify homecare and to help you understand how to get started.

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Bringing Your Loved One Home From The Hospital With Some Transition Care

A little bit of transition care that first week at home after a hospital stay, goes a long way, even for minor procedures, and your loved one will appreciate it.

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5 Tips for Choosing The Best Home Care Provider For Your Needs

The CDC Home Care package allows more choice for you and together with your Care Coordinator you can tailor the range of services you decide are best for your health, wellbeing and lifestyle needs and goals.

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St Louis pilots new care technology

FAMILIES OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS CAN NOW MONITOR THEIR RELATIVES’ SAFETY THANKS TO NEW SOCIAL MEDIA APP

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I don't need home care services yet… or do I?

You feel a little overwhelmed by the house chores jobs like the gardening, it needs to be done now, your home seems bigger than it was and you are feeling it is difficult to get it all done. You love your home, you want to stay and you don’t want to move.

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Learn how you'll get your home care package

Did you know? There are several steps to work through from when you receive your initial letter stating you have been approved for a home care package to starting to receive your home care from your chosen home care provider.

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March 2018 Home Care Program Adelaide

St Louis Home Care March Social Program - Adelaide

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March 2018 Home Care Program Victor Harbor

St Louis Community March Home Care Program - Victor Harbor

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February 2018, Nursing Home Program

St Louis February Nursing Home Program

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New Coffee Lounge

Another exciting happening next year is the coffee lounge at the nursing home.

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February 2018 - Home Care Programs Victor Harbor

Home Care program for St Louis Victor Harbor, February 2018

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February 2018 - Home Care Programs Adelaide

Home Care program for St Louis Adelaide, February 2018

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January 2018 - Home Care Programs Victor Harbor

Home Care programs for St Louis Victor Harbor, January 2018

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January 2018 - Home Care Programs Adelaide

St Louis Aged Care Home Care Program

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January 2018 - Nursing Home Social Program

St Louis Community January Home Care Program

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January/February: Adelaide Home Care Programs - Bus Trips

I trust that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you are all bursting at the seams to start our bus trips again.

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December Nursing Home Social Program - Adelaide

St Louis December Nursing Home Social Program - Adelaide

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December Community Home Care Program - Victor Habor

St Louis Community December Home Care Program - Victor Harbor

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December Home Care Program - Adelaide

St Louis Community December Home Care Program - Adelaide

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November 2017, Nursing Home Social Program

November is a busy time here at the Nursing Home

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November Nursing Home Program

St Louis Nursing Home November Social Program

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October 2017, Community Home Care Program Victor Harbor

St Louis Community October Home Care Program - Victor Harbor

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October 2017, Community Home Care Program Adelaide

St Louis Community October Home Care Program -Adelaide

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September 2017 Nursing Home program

St Louis Nursing Home September Program

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November Home Care Program - Adelaide

St Louis Community September Home Care Program - Adelaide

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November 2017, Community Home Care Program Victor Harbor

St Louis Community November Home Care Program - Victor Harbor

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St Louis Receives The Thumbs Up

Guess which family-run nursing home just received the thumbs up?

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September 2017, Community Home Care Program Victor Harbor

St Louis Community September Home Care Program - Victor Harbor

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September 2017, Home Care Program Adelaide

St Louis Community September Home Care Program -Adelaide

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August 2017, Home Care Program - Victor Harbor

St Louis Community August Home Care Program -Victor Harbor

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August 2017, Nursing Home Social Program - Adelaide

St Louis, Nursing Home August Social Program - Adelaide

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August 2017, Nursing Home News

These newsletters come around so quickly – I guess that means Christmas is fast approaching! The only good thing about that is that the weather will soon be warmer!

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July 2017, Nursing Home News

I can not believe we are half way through the year already, 2017 is certainly going very fast.

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Introducing Lisa - St Louis Service Coordinator

I have worked in Aged Care for the past 10 years and studied to achieve my Diploma of Community Services Coordination.

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St Louis Community Care Assessment

An assessment team from the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency will be visiting our offices from 22 August 2017 to 23 August 2017.

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June 2017, Nursing Home Program

St Louis Nursing Home June Program

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June 2017, Home Care Program

St Louis Community June Home Care Program

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May 2017, Nursing Home News

Our bus trips held in April have been very picturesque. We started our month off by enjoying a lovely meal at Seacliff Beach Hotel. The company was pleasant and the scenic drive was very relaxing.

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May 2017, Nursing Home Program

St Louis Nursing Home May Program

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May 2017, Home Care Program

St Louis Community May Home Care Program

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Home Care - Strength for life Launch

Join us for the launch of the St Louis Strength for Life program May 4 10:15am, St Louis Home Care 11 Dudley Road Marryatville

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April 2017 Nursing Home Social Care Program

St Louis Nursing Home April Home Social Program

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April 2017, Home Care News

Affordable and supervised strength training sessions!

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April 2017, Nursing Home News

Renovations complete and new fire and electrical safety equipment installed.

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April 2017 Home Care Program

St Louis Community April Home Care Program

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March 2017 Nursing Home News

Frank and Anne and their social programs team have been enjoying some great outings

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March 2017 Home Care News

Meet our new Service Coordinator, Danni

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Senior Socialisation closely connected with quality of life

New studies show even stronger relationship between social interaction and mental and physical health in senior citizens.

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Feb 2017 Home Care News

Summer is here, make sure you're Bush Fire Plan is updated.

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Feb 2017 Home Care Program

St Louis Aged Care February Home Care Programs

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St Louis on Blyth - Independent Living Units Available

We currently have 1 and 3 bedroom Independent Living Units available for immediate occupation in our Boutique St Louis on Blyth development directly behind the nursing home.

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Jan 2017 Home Care Program

St Louis Home Care Programs - Adelaide and Victor Harbor

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The St Louis bus has arrived!

A new St Louis bus brings greater freedom and opportunities than previously available.

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Happy New Year

It's been another busy year for St Louis!

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St Louis is 70!

It’s time to celebrate 70 years of St Louis!

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