Home is at the heart of everything we do.
At St Louis Homes, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care for people living with younger onset dementia.
St Louis Homes is a registered NDIS provider specialising in Supported Independent Living (SIL), Short Term Accommodation (STA) and Day Programs in luxurious, spacious purpose-built homes in prestige locations in South Australia
Call us today for more information (08) 8552 1461
Care at St Louis Homes is delivered by qualified and experienced NDIS support workers.
Clients at St Louis Homes are encouraged to live independently with support from qualified and experienced NDIS-screened support workers, to maintain their community connections, actively participate in home activities and make choices about how they spend their day.
Our small luxury homes are beautifully appointed with large bedrooms, each with an ensuite, and with a maximum of up to 8 people.
St Louis Homes are built in beautiful locations and designed to make the most of green leafy suburbs or stunning ocean views on the beachfront.
Our homes boast generous garden spaces and outdoor living areas to enjoy. All St Louis Homes have both spacious shared living and private spaces for people living with younger onset dementia to feel supported, safe, and comfortable during their stay.
St Louis Homes offer both permanent Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short-Term Accommodation (STA) options.
“I don’t see the dementia, I see a person who just needs a bit of help.”
St Louis Homes Care-Worker.
Our Personalised Approach to Dementia Care
St Louis Luxury homes has been designed and developed with the needs of people living with younger onset dementia.
With 24x7 personalised care, St Louis provides a supportive, enabling and flexible environment with all the comforts and normal routines of life at home.
Our homes are located in South Australia in both Adelaide and regional areas. Our latest flagship home, St Louis on Sea is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula in Victor Harbor on the Esplanade. As St Louis Homes is a specialist NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short Term Accommodation (STA) provider for people with younger or onset dementia, your support can be funded through your NDIS plan, or privately managed and funded.
Our Model of Care
Up to 8 Residents
24x7 Personalised Care
St Louis embraces a Person Centred Active Support model which considers each individual’s background, interests and needs, offering personalised support designed to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Supported Independent Living
We support and enable participants to live their life to the best of their ability every day, regardless of their age or capacity.
Hobbies and interests outside the home are encouraged and supported. Our participants enjoy a range of activities such as swimming, walking, gardening, cooking and general daily tasks.
Person Centred Active Support
We encourage participants to make choices about how they spend their day. We work alongside them, providing the right amount of support to succeed in every activity they choose.
Our homes are warm and welcoming. Family members are encouraged to visit and support their loved one in their daily lives.
We look for the potential to build on each person’s strengths, abilities and personal interests to maintain a sense of purpose.
Focus on Health and Wellbeing
Good health and wellbeing are the primary focus of our care through exercise, nutritious food, maintaining creativity and everyday skills, and social connection.
Caring For People Since 1946
St Louis is a family owned and operated business, and we’ve been providing care for older South Australians for over 77 years.
Purpose Built, Spacious, Luxury Homes
St Louis Homes - On Sea
St Louis on Sea is a purpose-built home on the Esplanade in Victor Harbor, providing an innovative choice for people living with younger onset dementia care in South Australia.
We offer individualised Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short-Term Accommodation (STA) for people living with younger onset dementia. Our clients remain active with Person-Centred Active Support while staying in one of the eight luxurious appointed, spacious and stylish furnished bedrooms, all with their own ensuites.
They also have full access to three shared living rooms offering sweeping sea views, a large open kitchen and a wonderful garden and vegetable patch to enjoy the sea air and potter around in.
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At St Louis Homes, we have a strong leadership team with a focus on meeting your individual support needs. Our support staff are our greatest asset as they are qualified, trained and experienced in younger onset dementia support.
St Louis Homes - On Victoria
St Louis on Victoria is a small and welcoming home carefully designed to support people with younger onset dementia to feel comfortable and secure the moment you step in the door.
We are a NDIS provider of Short-Term Accommodation (STA). We work in partnership with you and your family to meet your needs and choices. We offer respite for a maximum of 3 people with 24-hour personalised support,
St Louis on Victoria is a modern home with a smart kitchen, separate dining and lounge areas, outdoor alfresco areas, raised garden, flower and lawn areas, pizza oven and Barbeque cooking areas. Respite in a smaller home allows for a sense of belonging and can be a place to make new connections and friends.
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Register your interest
We will be announcing new homes in Adelaide in the near future. Register your interest today by calling (08) 8552 1461 or by subscribing to our email newsletter to stay in touch.
Dementia-friendly homes that embrace all five senses
Careful attention to the design, layout, colours and design of our homes, allows for everyone to enjoy a harmonious and peaceful environment to support their wellbeing.
By taking all five senses into consideration in caring for your loved one, our homes provide a sense of belonging and feeling safe and calm for the people living here. We make changes in the homes to accommodate the people living there at the time.
Perceptions of colour can alter in people living with younger onset dementia. We use colour to create awareness of spaces, directions and comfort.
Carefully placed lighting in the home supports and guides people to where they need to go, and provides a secure sense of direction.
We pay attention to making the homes peaceful and calm to allow for ease of communication to minimise or manage each client if there is any confusion or agitation.
Smells and aromas anchor a sense of peace and safety in the home and can stimulate cognitive abilities to remember and activate skills.
Our homes provide both private and communal spaces to help maintain a sense of calm and privacy while also interacting with others for social connection.
We pay attention to flow, circulation, and continuity in the design of our homes. We want people to feel like they’re at home, moving independently without our intervention where possible.
St Louis Homes is a specialist Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short Term Accommodation (STA) provider for people with younger onset dementia. You may be eligible for our services if you have younger onset dementia diagnosis, are younger than 65 years old, and have a NDIS plan.
Please contact us if you require more information
Frequently Asked Questions
Short Term Accommodation (STA) Respite includes 24-hour daily living supports, meals and accommodation. We offer respite support for a minimum of 7 nights. Short Term Accommodation respite may be funded (subject to eligibility) through your NDIS plan, your Home Care Package or privately.
Supported Independent Living (SIL) involves assisting and supporting our clients to continue building their daily living skills so that they are engaged and making choices about their day-to-day life as much as possible.
We specialise in SIL for NDIS participants with Younger and Early Onset Dementia, in our purpose-built luxury homes. SIL includes 24-hour, day-to-day support for daily living supports and personal care. St Louis Homes also supports involvement in social and community activities.
We require a minimum two-week short term accommodation stay initially, to ensure that St Louis Homes meets your requirements and goals for Supported Independent Living (SIL).
Your NDIS SIL fees are calculated based on the level of shared and individual support you require. St Louis Homes charges SIL fees in accordance with NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits.
Please note that your NDIS funding only covers your SIL supports; Participants will be charged additional expenses for rent and board.
St Louis Homes is a registered NDIS provider specialising in younger or early onset dementia supports. To have your stay at St Louis Homes covered by NDIS funding you must have funding in your Core budget for SIL or STA. Please discuss with your NDIS Support Coordinator in the first instance to ensure your NDIS plan has the appropriate funding.
Yes. You can fund respite at St Louis Homes through a home care package (check eligibility through your home care provider), or you may choose to stay as a privately funded client depending on your needs and goals.
Yes. We have always welcomed people living with younger or early onset dementia who live interstate to stay for Short Term Accommodation (STA).
After you have stayed a minimum of 2 weeks Short Term Accommodation (STA) we can discuss your options for Supported Independent Living (SIL) to meet your needs and goals.