2020 flu vaccinations

The Australian Government has declared that from 1 May 2020, you must receive your annual influenza (flu) vaccination to visit or work in an aged care facility.

From this time, visitors will be required to produce evidence of their 2020 seasonal influenza vaccination or proof of medical exemption before being allowed entry to any of Eldercare’s aged care homes.

Visit the state government COVID-19 website to read more about visiting
residential care facilities.

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Allambi has been providing aged care services to the community since 1959 and has undergone two major redevelopments in the past five years including a $24.5 million upgrade which was completed at the end of 2016.

Interior and exterior facility improvements following the 2016 redevelopment include:

  • 106 brand new single rooms with ensuite bathrooms
  • Added communal living hubs and homelike sitting areas
  • A new kiosk
  • More large multi-purpose spaces
  • Additional landscaped internal courtyards
  • New and upgraded staff areas
  • Extensions to the existing kitchen and food storage areas
  • Extra on-site car parking
  • Residential Aged Care
  • Memory Support Units
  • Respite Care
  • On-site Gymnasium
  • On-site Hairdressing Salon

Allambi is Eldercare’s largest facility with 225 single rooms which feature private ensuites and individually-controlled air conditioning units. Homelike furniture such as mantelpieces and fireplaces are installed throughout the facility along with designer decor and fittings.

There are numerous courtyards and outdoor entertaining areas as well as extensive, well-maintained garden areas. Additionally, there are raised garden beds for residents to use, a covered area for barbeques and family functions as well as outdoor seating. There are also several sitting rooms and open dining areas throughout the facility, as well as specially-designed Memory Support Units at Allambi with secure courtyards to support residents living with dementia.

Allambi’s hairdresser is available Monday to Friday in a dedicated hairdressing salon with services available at additional cost. A beautician also visits monthly and a massage therapist is available weekly for an appointment.

All food is cooked on-site daily by a chef with two-course meals served for every lunch and evening meal. A cooked breakfast is offered one day per week with a continental breakfast served on the remaining days.

In addition to the comprehensive clinical care provided, Allambi also offers a comprehensive Lifestyle Program which aims to support residents’ holistic wellbeing by providing innovative and creative activities.

Lifestyle staff facilitate various groups and activities for residents including art therapy, monthly musical performances, regular bus trips and a monthly high tea to celebrate those who have recently had a birthday.

Allambi’s group of dedicated volunteers assists the Lifestyle team by coordinating weekly pet therapy sessions and aromatherapy hand massage sessions. Volunteers visit residents who enjoy one-on-one interaction and provide additional support for the regular Lifestyle Program. Volunteers also manage Allambi’s book collection which supplements monthly visits from the Marion Community Library.

Cultural events are celebrated each year and include NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders’ Day Observance Committee) Week in July and the ‘Royal Adelaide Show comes to Allambi’ in September.

Additionally, Allambi’s chaplains are on-site Monday to Friday to provide emotional and spiritual support to residents and their families.

To complement our high quality service, we provide an Additional Services package that includes a variety of features for your added care and comfort:

Additional Services brochure

Allambi is conveniently located in the suburb of Glengowrie on the corner of Oaklands and Diagonal Roads. It is a short drive to Westfield Marion and the beach and there are local shops within walking distance.

The site is easily accessible by public transport with a bus stop located just outside the main entrance on Oaklands Road. The Oaklands railway station and Glenelg to City tram are also nearby. 

Eldercare is committed to ensuring that you and your representative understand your rights in relation to the care you receive.

These rights are outlined in the Australian Government’s Charter of Aged Care Rights and they apply when you start receiving Government-subsidised residential care services.

Eldercare’s residential care services are accredited by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission who conduct regular unannounced visits.

Eldercare must demonstrate that it meets all eight Standards in order to continue to receive funding from the Australian Government.

Shauna Gill Site Operations Manager

86 Oaklands Road
Glengowrie   SA   5044
Ph: (08) 8295 3733
Fax: (08) 8376 2212