The land upon which Eldercare Kirkholme stands originally housed a Manse that was attached to Mitchell Memorial Presbyterian Church on Goodwood Road. The Goodwood Dunbar Presbyterian Home for the Aged was built in 1965. When the Home incorporated with Eldercare, the name Dunbar was changed to Kirkholme, which means "Church Home". In 1995, Eldercare Kirkholme was partly renovated, and continues to be enhanced and upgraded.
Environment and Services
Kirkholme is set in a quiet, residential setting and is easily accessible by car or public transport (tram/bus). Our established gardens and leafy setting add to the relaxed and homely atmosphere.
The facility also features attractive undercover courtyards and quiet private gardens, which are easily accessible and enjoyable whatever the weather. Residents in the memory support unit also have access to their own secure garden area.
There is a private dining area for the use of residents and their families. Our extensive library has a number of large print books for residents to enjoy, and there is also an onsite hairdressing salon.
Our chaplain is onsite most days to provide spiritual and emotional support, and local Churches conduct services at Kirkholme throughout the year.
Community and Social Networks
We have developed professional relationships with local GPs and pharmacists, and there are also visiting opticians, dentists, physiotherapist, dieticians and speech pathologists.
Kirkholme has an established volunteer group, who support the professional team to optimise quality of life for our residents. Through our intergenerational program, local primary school students visit to perform recitals and share activities with residents. We run themed activities through our lifestyle program, as well as seasonal events, and cater to those with specific interests such as the Men’s Group.
Our long-serving staff help provide continuity of care for our residents.