Originally built as a hostel for people from eastern European backgrounds, Acacia Court was opened by the City of Woodville in 1983. The facility’s management and ownership was transferred to Eldercare in 2001.
Acacia Court has undergone several refurbishments since becoming an Eldercare residential aged care facility. A full refurbishment of resident rooms and upgrades to the kitchen and laundry facilities commenced in October 2016 providing residents with modern high care accommodation.
Acacia Court is located in the western Adelaide suburb of Hendon approximately 12km from the Adelaide CBD. The facility is a short drive to the coast and local shops.
Amenities such as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre are easily accessible via public transport services. There is a bus stop located just outside the main entrance on Tapleys Hill Road and the Seaton Park railway station is also nearby.
Acacia Court is one of Eldercare’s largest facilities with 101 rooms. Accommodation types range from single rooms with private ensuites to double rooms with shared bathroom facilities which are most suitable for couples.
There is also a separate Memory Support Unit with secure gardens to support residents living with dementia. Our award-winning Dementia Excellence Program is leading the way in person-centred care for people with dementia and has been embedded into Acacia Court’s clinical and lifestyle programs.
There is a large sheltered courtyard which residents and families are encouraged to use and enjoy. The courtyard’s main feature is the duck pond which creates a calming, homelike atmosphere. There are also kitchen facilities, lounge areas and courtyards located across the facility.
Health professionals visit regularly including a podiatrist, dietician and speech pathologist.
Acacia Court’s hairdresser is available twice a week in a dedicated hairdressing salon with services available at an additional cost.
All meals are cooked on-site daily by a chef with two courses served for lunch and three courses for dinner each day. A cooked breakfast is offered one day per week with a continental breakfast served on the remaining days.
The co-located Day Therapy Centre offers a full range of allied health services to members of the community including physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy and speech pathology.
Acacia Court’s comprehensive Lifestyle Program is designed to cater for, and celebrate, residents from diverse cultural backgrounds. The program’s dedicated team facilitates various activity and interest groups, shopping trips and excursions; all of which are tailored to ensure residents can participate regardless of their care needs. The Lifestyle team supports resident choice and independence with residents and their families heavily involved in the development of the Program. Volunteers also provide valuable support to the Lifestyle team.
Some of the Lifestyle options at Acacia Court include cooking classes, aromatherapy sessions, pet therapy and themed events. Bus trips to varying destinations are also held twice a month.
Acacia Court has strong links with the local community. The Charles Sturt Library regularly delivers books for resident use and the local hardware store visits twice a year to lead craft sessions. Local schools also visit several times a year to perform for the residents.
Additionally, Acacia Court’s chaplain is on-site four days per week to provide emotional and spiritual support to residents and their families.
Families are encouraged, and welcomed, to attend Acacia Court’s quarterly family meetings and to visit their relative’s home anytime on a ‘come and go’ basis as there are no visiting hours or restrictions.