Our home care clients in Mount Barker have the benefit of living only 33 kms from the city of Adelaide, among rolling hills and green spaces, with all the community facilities and services they need. And they’re only a ten minute drive from lively Hahndorf.
St Louis run social programs for our home care clients in Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills. Our home care clients can join our weekly bus tours to get out and about, enjoy social activities and foster new friendships.
About Mount Barker
Over 35,000 people live in Mount Barker and the town has a state of the art cinema complex with many restaurants, pubs and cafes to enjoy with family and friends. Mount Barker’s climate is slightly cooler than Adelaide, averaging 27-28 degrees in summer and 13-14 degrees in winter.
For the more active there are walkways and bike trails, recreation parks, sporting complexes, a swimming pool, and a golf course. Our home care clients in Mount Barker stay closely connected with their community, doing the things they’ve always enjoyed with our support.
Things to do in Mount Barker
Mount Barker’s township is thriving with plenty of things to do.
Wallis Auchendarroch House – originally built in 1860, it was redeveloped in 1878 when it was purchased by Robert Barr Smith. The house is a historic landmark for locals and visitors with gardens open every day.
Shopping – Gawler street and surrounding streets are lined with clothing shops, jewellery stores, gift wares and homeware shops. And there are many restaurants and cafes in which to finish a day’s shopping. Mount Barker Central shopping centre offers a variety of retail and grocery outlets for everyday shopping.
Adelaide Hills Farmers Market – the Adelaide Hills Farmers Markets attracts people from Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills. It’s open every Saturday morning from 8:30am-12:30pm at 23 Mann Street, in Mount Barker. You’ll find over 25 stallholders with local and seasonal products including vegetables, fruit, herbs and more.
Dementia Care in Mount Barker
We offer dementia care services as part of our home care packages in Mount Barker. Our home care plans are tailored 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.
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.