There are more than 2.7 million unpaid carers in the community, with 96% of these informal primary carers caring for a family member. The average age of unpaid carers is 55 years old, even though they can be anywhere between 15-64 years old, and more than 50% are working.Read more >
You may be surprised by how many of your skills are easily transferrable to aged care and home care. The Aged Care Workforce Industry (ACWIC) has launched their new Bring Your Thing campaign to encourage people to consider working in the aged care sector, which will continue to grow over the next decade with an ageing population.Read more >
In the eyes of the carers at St Louis on Sea, people living with dementia can still live meaningful and purposeful lives. Our approach to dementia care is to work with people’s abilities, and help them to live an active life, contributing and participating in all aspects of life at home where possible.Read more >
Deb has been with St Louis Aged Care for ten years, and during this time she has worked in several different roles. Currently she is a carer at the nursing home and a receptionist for the home care division.Read more >
This industry revolves around caring for people and having respect for the lives of others, and felt like a beautiful opportunity to be able to express caring, kindness and compassion.Read more >
Sarah works out of our Adelaide Home Care office. Sarah shares the benefits of working in aged care, why she loves her job and offers some advice for people exploring a career in aged care.Read more >
Modern elders are living more purposeful lives. Not content to sit on the sidelines and be looked over, they are actively seeking a lifestyle that helps them live their best lives yet, putting decades of life experience into new projects and work in the community they are a part of.Read more >
Chenee has been with St Louis for three years, beginning her role in rostering, completing her Certificate in Community Services and moving to a Service Coordinator role where she is today.Read more >
Chair-based exercise at home every day can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing. They will help improve your strength, flexibility and stamina, maintain function and independent living.Read more >
Our governments are looking to countries like Denmark who have successfully prioritised and implemented home care in their community.Read more >
Freda attends hydrotherapy sessions every week with St Louis physiotherapists and her carer. The classes are funded through her home care package.Read more >
Anna is 103 and lives on her own at home peacefully and happily. She has family nearby to help her, as well as home care services that she receives through a level 4 home care package from St Louis which help her remain independent.Read more >
Hydrotherapy classes can be arranged through your home care support plan so there won’t be any out of pockets expenses to you. Experience improved mobility, more balance and less pain.Read more >
Having some help at home is more important now than ever. Maintaining continuity of your home care services through COVID restrictions will help you continue living at home with peace of mind and the help you need.Read more >
When the world is changing around you, it’s not unusual to feel concern for no apparent reason, to feel more overwhelmed than usual, or to worry about who will care for you as you get older. This year started with the Australian bushfire crisis followed by a global pandemic. You’re not alone if you or an elderly relative is experiencing more anxiousness than usual.Read more >
For couples growing old together, it’s natural to be concerned about how you will both manage at home as you age. What happens if your partner or spouse becomes ill or needs to go to hospital? What if they require respite care after their hospital stay?Read more >
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) announced the winners for its Excellence in Age Services Awards to coincide with Aged Care Employee Day on 7 August, 2020. We were thrilled to learn we had been selected as a finalist in the Organisation category.Read more >
Helen has been advocating for women experiencing domestic violence in Adelaide for over 40 years. She opened up the first women’s shelter in Christie’s Beach in 1977 selling lamingtons to raise money.Read more >
The physiotherapists at St Louis Aged Care play a vital role in supporting our home care clients and residents to stay healthy and mobile. Our physical activity programs are tailored to each person, to assist them in maintaining their strength, flexibility, and balance.Read more >
“I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff were wonderful, the food was excellent, my room was very nice and I was thrilled with the excursions I did.” Joanne, after two weeks of respite care at St Louis on Sea.Read more >
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.Read more >
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”.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.Read more >
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.
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 >
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.
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 >
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 >
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 October Home Care Program - Victor HarborRead more >
St Louis Community October Home Care Program -AdelaideRead more >
St Louis Community November 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 >
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.Read more >