Keeping the elderly active

HELPING: St Louis Home Care has 75 years of experience in delivering care to older South Australians and is focused on keeping people active, social and connected with their community.
HELPING: St Louis Home Care has 75 years of experience in delivering care to older South Australians and is focused on keeping people active, social and connected with their community.

St Louis Home Care, which has 75 years of experience in delivering care to older South Australians, is focused on keeping people active, social and connected with their community.

St Louis is taking part in this month’s Flourishing on the Fleurieu event, hosting a Find Friendship and Fun morning and afternoon tea at the Grosvenor Hotel in Victor Harbor.

St Louis managing director Maris Naish, whose nurse grandmother Dorothy-Mary started the business in the 1940s, said the company was delighted to be playing an active role in celebrating Active Ageing Week.

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“As a company we’re committed to improving the lives of older South Australians and for us that means assisting them to stay active, enjoy social engagement, and have fun,” she said.

“We appreciate that sometime the simplest things bring the greatest joy and if we can play a role in bringing that joy to a person’s life, we will.”

A spokeswomanfrom the St Louis team in Victor Harbor said facilitating social connection was important.

“We’re focused on helping people to stay independent at home, through St Louis’ at-home care services, and ensuring they can continue living life to the fullest,”she said.

“St Louis Home Care offers a fantastic social program around the Fleurieu each week – really the adventures are limitless.

"It might be helping someone catch up with their friends over a coffee or enjoying an afternoon out at the movies or museums – we’re there to make it happen.”

St Louis is hosting a morning tea information session on Thursday, September 27 and an afternoon tea session on Friday, September 28.

“We’d encourage people to come along to one of our fun, friendly and informative gatherings and find out how St Louis can play a positive role in their lives,” the spokeswoman said.

“They can also find out about our unique Care App which keeps our clients connected with their family through real-time updates, photographs of special moments and information on their care needs.

“It really helps people stay connected even when they can’t physically be there.”

DETAILS: 

  • WHAT: Find Friendship and Fun with St Louis
  • WHEN: Thursday, September 27 from 9.30am-12.30pm and Friday, September 28 from 1.30pm-4.30pm
  • WHERE: Grosvenor Hotel