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5 tips to get your garden ready for summer – your home care package can help

Here are 5 tips to get your garden ready before Adelaide’s hot summer days begin. And they are just around the corner. You can use your home care package to help you keep your garden looking beautiful throughout summer.

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5 steps to avoid frailty – physically, mentally and emotionally

Growing older does not mean you will inevitably become frail. In fact detecting frailty before it becomes a problem has become a focus of the Australian ...

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Put a spring in your step with these 5 Spring wellness tips for seniors!

Winter is over and it’s time to get out of the house and do some spring cleaning, not just for your home but for your mind and body too. Here are some tips for seniors to get that spring in your step this Spring!

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Thinking about becoming an Aged Care Worker? Why it’s a smart idea!

People are living longer and with this trend, the need for flexible aged care options will be in demand. A career as an aged care worker is almost future-proof. Let’s look at some of the statistics.

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Feeling a little overwhelmed with the care of a loved one? St Louis will help you organise respite care

If you need some extra support, there is trusted help that you can reach out to with St Louis’ respite care program in Adelaide. It will give you some time out, whether it’s for one night or longer.

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9 Principles of Positive Ageing

The nine principles of positive ageing that we have set out below are daily habits among the oldest populations in the world who are living healthy lives well past 100.

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Living a long and healthy life - using your home care package to get fitter

Even better, you can use your home care package to start a walking program. Whether it’s one of our carers to take you on walks, or to help find a local walking group, your home care package is there to use for your healthy benefit!

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Start your home care package application today as you may need to wait up to 18 months

We recently asked Nyree Thompson, the Home Care Coordinator at St Louis Victor Harbor, about her experience with clients who have to wait for their home care package to be assigned. This wait can be up to 18 months, after the home care package has been approved.

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Caregiver guilt and how to stop it from growing

Caregiver guilt when you are caring for a loved one is not uncommon. Especially if they have aliments that you feel powerless to fix.

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Loved the Arts when you were younger? Don’t stop now!

At St Louis, we celebrate living in Adelaide and the great things this city has to offer to its residents. In our blog last month, we go into more detail about why Adelaide is in the top ten most liveable cities in the world

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Health and Wellbeing: Concerned about Memory Loss?

Memory loss can happen simply because we have too much going on in our lives or we are more stressed than usual. Memory loss can also be a sign of normal ageing depending on the severity, but there is a significant difference between memory loss due to ageing and memory loss due to dementia.

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7 Activities to Enjoy with Your Elderly Relatives this Christmas

For many people, the Christmas and New Year festive season means elderly family members coming to stay or spending more time with them over the holiday period. Here are a few ideas about things to do over the Christmas holidays with elderly loved ones to help you create more special memories.

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Need Some Overnight Care At Home? St Louis Can Help - Q&A with Kim Redin

Kim is a Registered Nurse and Home Care Coordinator at St Louis Aged Care and briefly talks about St Louis’ overnight care services. 

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Are Your Parents Needing More Support at Home?

Have you noticed recently that you are spending more time caring for your parents than you are simply enjoying their company? They may need some extra support at home.

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COTA Strength for Life – Classes at St Louis Aged Care

Aida is an approved COTA Strength for Life Fitness Instructor and runs sessions at St Louis twice a week. She talks about why exercise is important as we age.

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Living at Home with Dementia - A Q&A With Daryl Carson, Home Care Coordinator at St Louis

In this Q&A, we interviewed Daryl Carson, who has been in aged care for 15 years and is a Home Care Coordinator with St Louis.

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Does your spouse or partner need more help at home? Consider a home care package.

It is most definitely an act of love to care for someone close to you when they are in need, but some additional help at home with a home care package will help you better care for your loved one, looking after your own needs as well so that you don’t run out of steam.

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Flourishing on the Fleurieu – Home Care in Victor Harbor

St Louis Aged Care provides home care to residents in the flourishing town of Victor Harbor, which has many lifestyle benefits that will be showcased at the upcoming Flourishing on the Fleurieu Festival.

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A Career in Home Care. Q&A with Trea Henty-Smith – Office Manager at St Louis Home Care Adelaide

Trea is the Office Manager at St Louis Home Care. Having worked in aged care for more than 20 years, she shares her career development, experiences and the personal satisfaction she has found working in home care.

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Embracing Connective Care Technology to Keep Families Connected and Informed

St Louis is one of the first aged care providers in South Australia to embrace connective care technology that helps family and friends stay connected and up to date with their loved ones in care, when they can’t be with them.

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Dementia Care – A Caregiver’s 10 Commandments

Caring for someone with dementia requires some special skills and extra sensitivity. If you find yourself caring for a loved one who has dementia, then following are 10 Commandments for caregivers which might help you in caring for your loved one.

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Empowering You to Choose – Consumer Directed Care

Today, Consumer Directed Care (CDC) is a model of service delivery that all home care providers must use when delivering home care packages, with the intent that it empowers you to make the decisions about your care.

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9 Ways to Get Reconnected with Your Garden this Winter with the Help of a St Louis Home Care Package

Gardening makes us feel happy and elated no matter what the climate. So rug up and get outside in the elements. Whether your garden is large or tiny, here are nine ways to get reconnected with your garden this winter.

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Receiving Interim Home Care Services While You Wait for Your Package

Feedback from a concerned daughter in response to an Ad about starting home care

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Taking your Home Care Package to a Retirement Village

If you already have a home care package and have started receiving home care support, you can take the package with you if you choose to move to a retirement village. Talk to the team at St Louis today.

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Life Transitions: Downsizing and Home Care may be the perfect solution to an aged care dilemma

Nobody really likes too much change all in one go, it is the human condition to prefer that life continues as it is

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Use it or lose it – You have 56 days to make a decision about your home care package

Did you know that you only have 56 days to choose a home care provider once your home care package has been approved? If you don’t meet that 56 day deadline, your application goes back into the queue and you have to start from the beginning again.

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Got A CHSP? Transition To A Home Care Package With St Louis

The CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program) was introduced by the Australian Government to provide home support services for those people needing a little bit of help at home. 

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