Port Elliot offers a breezy lifestyle to our home care clients, nestled and protected in Horseshoe Bay. It’s one of the loveliest beaches on the Fleurieu Peninsula with a boutique selection of clothing stores, cafes and gift stores.
St Louis’ home care social programs from our Victor Harbor office take people on social adventures throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula. Our weekly bus tours help people stay connected socially and encourage new friendships to form.
About Port Elliot
With a population of just over 2000 people, Port Elliot is a small, quiet but modern community with two hotels, a bakery, restaurants and many cafes. It has a moderate climate with an average of 15-16 degrees in winter and 24-25 degrees in summer which means the locals enjoy the outdoors throughout the whole year.
On Horseshoe Bay itself, there’s a caravan park, a bowling green, a park and a restaurant looking out over the sea.
Things to do in Port Elliot
The Strand – this street leading down to the beach is dotted with cafés, pubs and gift shops and is always a nice stroll to explore antiques and bric-a-brac.
The Flying Fish Café - an iconic beachside restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has a relaxing open air deck looking out over the sea, and is enjoyed by locals and visitors from Adelaide on day trips.
The Cockle Train to Goolwa - dates back to 1887 and offers a trip through time. It leaves Port Elliott and climbs to the top of the cliff which has a stunning coastal views of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Dementia Care in Port Elliot
Dementia care is integrated in our home care service for our clients in Port Elliot. We customise a home care plan to include services needed to specifically support the person living at home with dementia. For people needing additional care, we now offer residential dementia and respite care at our eight-bed residence, St Louis On Sea in Victor Harbor. St Louis on Sea is a specialist nursing home 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.