A career in home care can lead to many exciting roles in the future. As a care worker you’ll be looking after people in their homes and helping to improve the quality of their lives.Read more >
One of our clients whose mother has had a home care package for two years, shares her experience of helping her mother to receive help at home.Read more >
Your home care package is a great resource when transitioning from hospital to home, and can make this process much easier.Read more >
To help you decide whether your loved one may need support at home, we’ve listed some common changes that we have observed over the many decades that we have cared for older South Australians.Read more >
Young or early onset dementia is used to describe dementia that develops in people under 65 years old, in their 50’s and 40’s and in some cases, even in their 30’s.Read more >
Home care can help you at home if you are living with dementia, or if you want to be proactive and put into place a structure to help you maintain good cogitative, emotional and physical healthRead more >
Before home care, my mother was relying on my 89 year old father to help her. A recent stroke left her with impaired vision. My elderly father who is fit and well had to remain at home much more to look after her which began to affect his heath.Read more >
While choosing a home care provider for your home care package, it is important to consider how your home care package will be managed. Choosing a home care provider with home care coordination can improve what is known as your “health literacy” as they can provide resources and information for you to improve the quality of choices you make for your support and care.Read more >
My 78 year old mother has always been fiercely independent, physically and mentally strong. Her young adult years were shaped by sheer hard work and determination as a migrant to Australia in the 1960’s from Europe. Along with my father, they worked hard for their home and their family. Getting help or being assisted along the way was never part of their reality, they are proud of being able to stand on their own two feet and are not so comfortable with the idea of being helped.Read more >
Together we can create a home care plan which supports you to maintain good physical and mental health so that life at home as the years go by is the best it can be.
Here are seven simple daily habits to help you improve your health. Start today, and in a few weeks you will see and feel the difference.Read more >
At St Louis Home Care, we encourage our clients to stay socially connected. We introduce our clients to each other through our social programs, or if a client prefers, we will also arrange one on one social events with their carers.Read more >
Join our “Walk n Talk” programs, where we walk, talk, enjoy the scenery, improve our fitness and have a wonderful social time too. Or we can arrange a one on one regular walking exercise plan with your home care worker.Read more >
Most people over 65 have the internet at home, however the Australian Digital Inclusion Index (ADII) has ranked Australians aged 65 years and over as the most digitally excluded age group, so we have a way to go before this age group becomes comfortable online.Read more >
Planning ahead for your needs as you get older gives you peace of mindRead more >
The home care team at St Louis come from many different work and cultural backgrounds, with a range of work and life experience. We value this diversity, because the community we serve and care for is also diverse.Read more >
Would you like a career that is future proof, and less impacted by COVID and lockdowns? Are you looking for work that is more fulfilling with flexibility, work-life balance and security?
Do you feel you can do more with the skills you have? Read on!Read more >
Jane is the Lifestyle Manager at St Louis Home Care as well as the Residential Lifestyle Manager at St Louis’ Nursing Home. With a great depth of experience in community aged care, medical support, and nursing, she now looks after the lifestyle needs of our clients in Adelaide and Victor Harbor.Read more >
“I’m very lucky to have this opportunity to work in an environment that genuinely feels like a home to the clients that live there.”Read more >
Bianca brought her administration and organisational skills to home care where she has now worked for two years.Read more >
“I still use my nursing skills and make a difference to people’s lives in their home.”Read more >
Home is the best place to be and I like want to help older people stay in their own homes comfortably.Read more >
Sahill has been in aged care for over twelve years, and with St Louis Home Care for four years.Read more >
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 Social support coordinator 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 >
The people who work in the home care team at St Louis have a strong desire to be helpful, to see people’s lives improve and to feel like they are giving something back to the community they are a part of.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 >
Cheryl 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 >
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.
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, according to a 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 >
Since Consumer Directed Care (CDC) was introduced in 2015, you can choose your home care provider and the services and care you receive.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 to receive an approved home care package .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 >