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”.
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
One of the reasons our nursing home feels like home for our residents is because of the delicious and nutritious food we serve.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
There two main programs available to older Australians to receive help at home are the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Home Care Packages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
Sherrill Bickmore is St Louis’ Registered Nurse who looks after our home care clients in Victor Harbor.
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.
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
St Louis Aged Care and St Pauls Lutheran Homes recently announced a collaborative partnership to provide home care to Adelaide Hills’ residents.Read more >
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.
Across the globe, people over the age of 60 are increasing in numbers more than any other age group. In Australia, the over 65 year olds will outnumber the under 15 year olds by 2030and this will be a first in Australia.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
Good news! Your home care package is approved and allocated and you are ready to start receiving the services. But what’s next?Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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!Read more >
Dementia Awareness Month: Small Actions Big Difference – Sharing What We LearnedRead more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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 yearsRead more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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 careRead more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
I trust that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you are all bursting at the seams to start our bus trips again.Read more >
St Louis Community December Home Care Program - Victor HarborRead more >
St Louis Community November Home Care Program - Victor HarborRead more >
St Louis Community October Home Care Program -AdelaideRead more >
St Louis Community October Home Care Program - Victor HarborRead more >
St Louis Community September Home Care Program - Victor HarborRead more >
St Louis, Nursing Home August Social Program - AdelaideRead more >
New studies show even stronger relationship between social interaction and mental and physical health in senior citizens.Read more >