Our home care clients in Victor Harbor make the most of the stunning scenery in this beautiful coastal town. Situated only 82 kms south of Adelaide, Victor Harbor is the largest town on the Fleurieu Peninsula, with beaches, rivers, rolling hills and rocky outcrops, and granite boulders.
St Louis’ home care social programs in Victor Harbor are popular among the locals. Our weekly bus tours get people out and about in the community, making new friends and enjoying the sights of Victor Harbor and the Fleurieu Peninsula.
About Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor has a population of 4,200 people with a mild climate. In summer it averages 24-27 degrees and in winter, it averages 14-17 degrees, which makes it a very pleasant climate to be outdoors appreciating the wonderful aspects of this small community.
Victor Harbor one of the most popular seaside destinations in South Australia. It’s close to Kangaroo Island and the Southern wine region with many amenities, facilities and leisure activities to participate in. This includes two championship golf courses, lawn bowls and croquet, a public boat ramp, many picnic areas, skate parks and playgrounds, an amusement park, bike and walking trails, caravan and camping grounds.
When the family come to visit, there will never be a shortage of things to enjoy together.
Things to do in Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor has many things to do and see for locals and visitors – shopping, art galleries, dining out, whale watching and scenic walks.
Shopping – Victor Harbor’s Ocean Street has many art, craft, giftware and fashion stores to browse. On two weekends a month, the Victor Harbor Beachside Markets showcase an eclectic range of food, art and wares created by the locals.
Whale Watching – The SA Whale Centre is located in a 150 year old heritage building in the heart of town. It has exhibitions and tours about whales in the area and their history. You can visit their website to check their whale sighting log which is kept up to date daily.
Art Galleries - for art lovers, Victor Harbor has indoor and outdoor art exhibitions and spaces to visit. The sculptures at Granite Island are set against spectacular coastal scenery. The Victor Harbor Regional Art Gallery is an art co-operative showcasing local visual artists from the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Dementia Care in Victor Harbor
Dementia care is an integral part of our home care service in Victor Harbor. For people wanting residential 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 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.