St Louis home care clients in Strathalbyn enjoy social activities in and around the town centre and the Adelaide Hills. This quaint little town is green and lush with delicious eateries, unique shops, and spring markets, shows and fairs throughout the year.
Strathalbyn is a town established in 1839, sixty kms south of Adelaide with a population of 6500 people. The streets are lined with heritage buildings. Strathalbyn is classified as a heritage town and is often claimed to be the prettiest town in South Australia. With swimming pools, parks, playgrounds and community centres, the people of Strathalbyn have regular opportunities to come together for social events and activities.
Strathalbyn’s weather is mild with winters averaging 15-16 degrees and summers a very pleasant 27-28 degrees.
With a community of locals committed to preserving its heritage history, visitors are always welcome to participate. The town puts on many events such as the Strathalbyn Rotary Club's renowned Duck Race, the Strathalbyn Show and the collaborative Street Parade.
Things to do in Strathalbyn
Heritage walks – Strathalbyn: A Walk Around the Town - is a self-guided walk taking you past Strathalbyn’s buildings with historical significance, of which there are 44 in total.
Wineries – Strathalbyn is the gateway to the Langhorne wine region. Several family owned wineries offer sophisticated red and white wines, farm produce and gourmet delights. They’re family friendly and on weekends you’ll often find young and old enjoying lunch together.
Shopping and cafes – many cafes are available to enjoy a cup of tea with scones and there are plenty of antique homewares, gifts, art and crafts stores lining the streets of Strathalbyn. The Strathalbyn markets on Sundays offer fresh produce, local jams, artisan breads, arts and crafts.
Dementia Care in Strathalbyn
Dementia care is offered as part of our home care service in Strathalbyn. We tailor a home care plan to include services that specifically support people living at home with dementia. In most cases, people prefer to remain in the comfort of their own home, knowing they receive additional care when they need it. We now offer dementia care and respite care at St Louis On Sea in Victor Harbor. St Louis on Sea is a specialist nursing home with only 8 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.