2016 SA Community Achievement Award Semi Finalist for Employer Excellence in Age Care.
Located in Morphettville, South of Adelaide, Charles Young is surrounded by activity and opportunity. Walking distance to the Sturt River and surrounding parklands and a short drive to the beautiful Glenelg foreshore or the busy Marion Shopping Centre, our home is perfectly situated to cater for all lifestyle choices. For visitors, we are just a 5-minute walk to and from public transport.
Charles Young offers a choice of spacious, single and twin rooms with ensuites. Our home is purposefully designed with shared communal spaces, internal courtyards, expansive garden areas and walking paths where residents can enjoy fresh air and exercise among the colourful fragrant gardens.
Dining choice is definitely a feature at Charles Young. Healthy delicious food is prepared by our head chefs and food services team with our popular buffet breakfasts ready for the early riser or those who like the luxurious sleep ins.
At Charles Young we are proud of the reputation of excellence that we have built in the local community. Our highly qualified and experienced staff work around the clock, every day of the year to provide the very best in individualise care and service.
We recognise the importance of offering variety and meaningful activity that complements our residents’ individual lifestyle preferences. A diverse schedule of activities led by our lifestyle team can be tailored to meet individual needs - the choice is always yours.
A Resident Story - April 2017
"Pa was determined not to end up in an Aged Care, outgoing, proud and fiercely independent he lived in the home he built almost fifty years earlier. Unfortunately his memory started to become muddled, he went for walks in the early hours and had difficulty finding his way home.
We soon realised it was time to get Pa help. Two weeks respite ended after three days. Pa said, “He’d seen enough of New Zealand”, “take me home”. We all knew that we needed somewhere permanent for Pa, so we found a placement near home. Now we can relax we thought, NO WAY!
Pa wasn’t going quietly and ended up in hospital for Christmas and his 89th birthday. The next three months were looking like he’d come to the end of the road. The Nursing Home said he didn’t fit their criteria anymore and if he was to return they would find somewhere else for him within two weeks. Then when the hospital said he’s ready for discharge we had nowhere for him to go.
Searching frantically over the next few days Pa was offered a placement at Charles Young. We didn’t hesitate to accept the room and when we arrived the reception was incredibly warm and welcoming. Pa’s care needs were discussed, the Doctor reviewed his medications and over the next few days and weeks we saw a magnificent change in him, for the first time in three months he smiled and was able to hold a small conversation again.
Spending more time awake little by little he started to mobilise, sit in the dining room and feed himself amongst other residents and take part in daily activities. It was great to see him interact.
Our family is at complete rest with Pa in Charles Young, we cannot thank Astrid and her staff enough. Charles Young staff go over and beyond at making residents feel at home. Pa has settled in extremely well, he’s thriving and everything you could ever want for your parent is covered. The home looks beautiful, there’s a great warm feeling about the place and Charlies Cafe in particular is Pa’s favourite.
To Astrid and all the staff at Charles Young a sincere thanks for providing the magnificent home and care to our Dad Piet Winter"
Talk to the manager of Charles Young
53 Austral Terrace
08 8350 3600