Settled in 1839, Hahndorf is a state heritage listed town and home to many of our home care clients. Hahndorf has retained its strong German heritage and culture and is Australia's oldest surviving German settlement about a half hour drive from Adelaide.
St Louis run social programs for our home care clients in Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills. Our home care clients in Hahndorf can join our weekly bus tours to meet people and have the opportunity to foster new friendships.
Hahndorf is a vibrant and active community with 1800 people living there. It offers culture, history, unique handicrafts from the local region and gourmet delights. Hahndorf is cooler than Adelaide and averages 13-14 degrees in winter and 26-27 degrees in summer.
The main street of Hahndorf is tree-lined with unique shops and galleries, cheesemakers, sweet shops, leather crafts, candle makers, a brewery and cellar door. The local community which includes many of our home care clients, is proud of its history and remains closely connected to preserve its heritage.
Things to do in Hahndorf
Art galleries – there is no shortage of art galleries for art lovers in Hahndorf. Fine Aboriginal and contemporary Australian art, unique jewellery, ceramics, pottery, sculptures and more.
Shopping – the main street itself is lined with gift stores, clothing stores, leather goods and antiques. There are two supermarkets in Hahndorf itself, and Mount Barker is only a ten minute drive with more options.
Dining out – there are over 30 eateries in Hahndorf, and most of these are located right on Main Street. You’ll find traditional German restaurants, pubs, bakeries and fine dining with a variety of cuisines.
Dementia Care in Hahndorf
Dementia care is an integral part of our home care service to our clients who need it in Hahndorf. We customise our home care plans to include services that specifically support people living at home with dementia. For people needing additional care, we offer dementia and respite care at St Louis On Sea in Victor Harbor. St Louis on Sea is a specialist nursing home with only eight beds, located right across the road from the beach. Our carers are trained in the Montessori approach to aged care and dementia care.
St Louis established Australia's first dementia-specific community aged care packages in 2003 for low level care at home, and extended this to high level care at home in 2006.
Our registered nurses and care staff are all thoroughly trained in the provision of care to those living with dementia and the organisation is constantly reviewing and integrating the latest best practice dementia care techniques available.