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Advanced Care Planning – Start Sooner Than Later

We know it’s not an easy conversation to have, but it will give you and your family peace of mind to know that there is a plan in place for your future healthcare needs, should you ever need it.

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You’re never too old to begin socialising and making new friends

We’re concerned about loneliness in our ageing population. Loneliness in Australia and across the globe has been coming to light as an issue that affects 25% of people, with Australians over 75 feeling more lonely than any other age group.

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5 Reasons To Use Respite Care At St Louis On Sea This Winter

There are many people in our community (almost 3 million in Australia) caring for an elderly parent while juggling family and work commitments. Many of these informal carers are doing it on their own without any outside help, and this can have an impact on their health and wellbeing.

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Working in home care gives you flexible hours and you can still pick up the kids from school!

Do you live on the Fleurieu and already caring for children, elderly parents or other family members and friends? You may be surprised at how transferrable your skills are and how you can begin a rewarding career in home care with ease.

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The benefits of choosing a local home care provider in Victor Harbor

St Louis Home Care has been involved with the Victor Harbor community for many years and we’re immersed in the local community’s arts, events and business activities.

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Things to do in Victor Harbor and the Fleurieu with an elderly relative over the summer holidays

Noise, traffic and holiday busyness can be very stressful for the elderly and for people experiencing dementia. We look for quieter easy activities, especially during the summer holidays, where there is plenty of room to move about in tranquil settings.

We’ve compiled a few of our favourite outings to enjoy with an elderly relative this summer around Victor Harbor.

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Use your home care package for Respite Care in Victor Harbor these holidays

With the holiday season here soon, you may like to consider respite care for a loved one in Victor Harbor. Caring for an elderly parent or relative is an act of love and kindness and it’s fine to reach out for some additional help from time to time.

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Respite Care this Christmas at a luxurious beachside home in Victor Harbor

Are you concerned about caring for an elderly relative with many visitors at home these holidays? Do you need a break from your everyday carer duties to go on a holiday? Are you an elderly South Australian whose family is away this Christmas?

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Life Stories: How home care supports Anita to stay socially active

Anita has always valued her friendships and local community in Victor Harbor. After her husband passed away, Anita had her own health concerns to manage but was not going to let them prevent her from doing the things she always enjoyed.

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St Louis Life Stories: After 60 years of marriage, home care helps Annemarie and John live comfortably together at home

 “I am very happy with St Louis. We’re comfortable at home together. We have everything we need at home to remain here and we’d like to keep it this way.” 

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Supporting the Victor Harbor Art Show and now running Art Therapy classes

Every year St Louis Aged Care sponsors The Rotary Club of Victor Harbor’s Annual Art Show which is now in its 42nd year! We’re also pleased to announce we’re offering art therapy classes to Victor Harbor home care clients and residents.

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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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The Montessori Approach to Dementia Care

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

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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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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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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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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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September 2017, Community Home Care Program Victor Harbor

St Louis Community September Home Care Program - Victor Harbor

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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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December Community Home Care Program - Victor Habor

St Louis Community December Home Care Program - Victor Harbor

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March 2018 Home Care Program Victor Harbor

St Louis Community March Home Care Program - Victor Harbor

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