In a small seaside town and a short walk from the beach, Eldercare Elanora was built on Stansbury’s southern parklands in 1967 as ‘Elanora SYP Homes’. Eldercare assumed ownership of Elanora in 2012 and the facility has undergone several upgrades during this time.
In February 2019, the Australian Government awarded Eldercare with a Regional, Rural and Remote Infrastructure Grant, funded by the Australian Government Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund, demonstrating the Australian Government’s support of and investment into the Yorke Peninsula region.
This grant will allow Eldercare to carry out refurbishment works at Elanora and Maitland residential care facility The Village, which are expected to begin in late 2019.
Elanora features 35 single rooms with private ensuites, large grounds, comfortable lounge areas with coffee and tea facilities and a courtyard garden which is sheltered year-round to maximise opportunities to spend time outdoors.
Raised garden beds are used in regular gardening classes and Elanora’s wellness hub is a dedicated space where residents can be creative and spend time with others, for example whilst reading the newspaper or enjoying happy hour.
Health professionals make regular visits to Elanora as GPs visit each week and a podiatrist and dietitian visit regularly. Physiotherapists and occupational therapists also visit each week to provide individual support to residents.
Residents can also have their hair done ‘in house’ with a hairdresser providing services on-site each week.
All meals are cooked on-site daily by a chef with fresh food being supplied by local businesses where possible. There are two courses 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.
Elanora’s Chaplain is available to provide you, your representative, family and friends with emotional and practical support whilst you’re in care.
Being a small country town, making connections are very important to residents, their families, staff and volunteers at Elanora. Community events are highly attended and remain important within the Elanora community. Many residents visit the Stansbury Seaside Markets but Elanora’s biggest event is the annual ANZAC Day service, hosted by the local RSL on Elanora’s front lawn. Many members of the local community attend the service and others enjoy morning tea with residents.
The Pioneer Performers regularly visit Elanora to host ‘armchair travel’ events, where residents ‘visit’ another country for a day and experience their food and culture.
Bus trips are held twice a month where residents can visit other towns across the Yorke Peninsula as well as the nearby Eldercare residential care facility South Park in Minlaton to catch up with old and new friends.
Music performances and pamper days are held weekly and guests from the museum, the local Hot Rods association, Animals Anonymous and Stansbury Primary School visit often.
Residents are encouraged to maintain their independence whilst at Elanora with fishing, bowls and cards being very popular amongst the resident community.
Computers are available to use to browse the web or connect with friends and family and the local library stocks Elanora’s shelves with a selection of large-print books.
To complement our high quality service, we provide an Additional Services package that includes a variety of features for your added care and comfort:
Elanora is located by the main foreshore at Stansbury in the Yorke Peninsula region. The facility is only a short walk to the beach, shops, local pub and other facilities.
The facility is co-located with four Eldercare retirement living units providing options for a partner or relative to live nearby. Retirement living residents are also welcome to share meals with the residents at Elanora and participate in the Wellbeing and Lifestyle Program.
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.