Built in 1995 in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, Cottage Grove is one of Eldercare’s purpose-built residential care facilities. The building was upgraded in 2005 to include a Memory Support Unit for residents living with dementia.
In May 2017, several resident rooms and common areas were upgraded to providing a more modern homelike environment to residents.+
Cottage Grove is located in the leafy suburb of Woodcroft just a short walk away from several parks as well as local shopping and medical centres. It is also a short drive to the local hospital, pharmacy and cafés.
The facility is easily accessible by public transport with several bus stops located nearby.
Three modern retirement living villas are conveniently co-located to the rear of the site providing options for residents’ partners to live close by.
Cottage Grove offers 97 spacious single rooms which feature individual ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning units so residents can maintain privacy and comfort. Several single rooms also include kitchenettes whilst couples can take advantage of the two double bedroom suites.
The team at Cottage Grove is committed to Eldercare’s award-winning Dementia Excellence Program which enables residents to live with meaning and purpose.
The organisation’s Case Management Model is also implemented across the facility and offers continuity of care to residents and families. As part of the model, Clinical Leaders, who are senior Registered Nurses, coordinate and closely supervise the care residents receive from our experienced teams.
Beautifully-landscaped gardens enhance Cottage Grove’s exterior and the gazebo area is great for hosting BBQs and family functions. A secure garden and courtyard are also available for residents living in the Memory Support Unit to enjoy.
There are two doctors’ surgeries in close proximity and other health professionals, including a podiatrist, speech pathologist, dietitian and exercise therapist, visit regularly. A physiotherapist also supervises the on-site gym which features specially-designed equipment and offers opportunities for residents to build strength, increase fitness and improve mobility. Cottage Grove’s on-site hairdresser also provides services to residents twice a week.
A chef prepares all food on-site daily 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.
Cottage Grove’s extensive Lifestyle Program aims to:
The dedicated Lifestyle team implements the Program which includes, but is not limited to, gardening, pet therapy, a weekly happy hour and themed cabarets and dances.
Cottage Grove’s volunteer network, including family members who participate in Eldercare’s Family Partnerships initiative, also provide great support.
Cottage Grove residents are offered the opportunity to go on regular excursions throughout the local district and are encouraged to share feedback on previous trips and suggest ideas for upcoming trips at resident meetings.
Cultural events such as NAIDOC and White Ribbon are regularly celebrated and students from local pre-schools, primary schools and high schools visit regularly to participate in activities and complete art projects.
Family and friends are welcome to visit Cottage Grove at any time and are encouraged to enjoy a meal with their loved one in their home.
Cottage Grove’s Chaplaincy team is available on-site Monday to Friday to provide emotional and spiritual support to residents and their families and The Vines Uniting Church adjoins the facility.