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Our services

Our Residential Care homes offer a range of high-quality services to support the health and well-being of our residents. These services focus on healthy ageing and good quality of life and are delivered by our compassionate, multidisciplinary team. We work closely with residents and their families to maintain and improve physical health, social relationships, and cultural and spiritual well-being. This page explains some of the services on offer in more detail.

24/7 nursing and care

At all of our Residential Care homes we offer 24/7 nursing and care, so you can be confident your health needs will be met and that you will be safe in the event of a medical emergency. Our nurses and carers can help to manage any health conditions you have, including giving you assistance with medication, as well as providing support for your mobility. This care covers all areas of your well-being, including physical, mental, social and environmental health.


Residential Care - Linda

Fresh & nutritious meals

What you eat is so important for your health and overall well-being. That is why our Residential Care homes have onsite kitchens where our chefs and kitchen staff prepare fresh and nutritious meals. We can cater to the individual dietary requirements of each resident and offer a high-quality dining experience in each of our homes. Our kitchen teams take great pride in their work and always strive to deliver delicious, nutritious and appetising food.

John Paul II Residential Care chef with food

Lifestyle activities

Our Wellness & Lifestyle teams organise many meaningful and fun activities, events and opportunities for you to pursue your passions and interests. You can be as busy as you like by joining in on every occasion, or you can choose to only attend a selection of activities you are interested in. You can also request an activity be added to the monthly program by talking to the team.


Resident fit ball drumming

Allied health, massage and exercise

To look after your health, manage pain and deliver exercise programs, we engage the services of many caring allied health professionals. They include Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Audiologists, Optometrists, Dentists, Dietitians and Speech Pathologists. These qualified professionals can have a significant positive impact on your health and appointments will be arranged as part of your care plan. Each home also has a Health and Wellness Centre, a bit like a gym, where you can exercise with support from the allied health team.


Oakfield Lodge Residential Care residents exercising in gym


While Southern Cross Care understands and supports the spiritual, cultural and religious beliefs of all residents, our homes each also have a chapel for use by any residents wishing to attend a Christian service. Services are scheduled at the same time each week, but the chapel is available at any time for prayer or quiet reflection. Chapel services are run by a professional team of staff and volunteers who can assist you with your spiritual needs. 



Many of our homes have their own unique cafes, which are the perfect spot to catch up with your new neighbours. Enjoy a daily cuppa made just how you like it or treat yourself to a delicious slice of cake. You can also arrange takeaway drinks or snacks for friends and family, which you might like to take to your room or to one of the outdoor areas to enjoy. These cafes offer great food and beverage options and are a hive of activity and positive energy for residents.


The Pines coffee

Bus trips and outings

Outings are organised as part of the monthly wellness and lifestyle program at each of our homes, so that you can continue to benefit from experiences outside of your home. Outings vary from month to month, however all outings are assessed for COVID-19 risk and planned with your safety and enjoyment in mind. There is no additional cost for these outings, all you need to do is book with the Wellness & Lifestyle team.

Bellevue Court man getting on bus

Sensory and vegetable gardens

We want you to feel proud of your home and be able to engage in outdoor activities that bring you joy. That is why a growing number of our Residential Care homes have vegetable gardens that residents take charge of, cultivating and tending the raised garden beds to produce tasty vegetables used in the kitchen. Some homes have sensory gardens, which are wonderful ways to find stimulation, calmness and enjoyment in nature.


West Beach residents in garden


We know you take pride in your appearance and want to maintain your style when you move into a Residential Care home. That is why our homes offer a professional hairdressing service so that you can always look your best. Bookings can be made regularly with the hairdresser onsite. If you wish to continue using your current hairdressing service outside the home our staff can help you to arrange appointments and transport.


Onkaparinga Lodge resident in hairdresser

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