Allity 2015 Home of the Year - Holly Aged Care
Holly is conveniently located close to the southern end of the Southern Expressway, with the Onkaparinga River National Park close by. The home is situated on the bus route to Colonnades Shopping Centre less than 5kms away, and connected by other transport routes to the wider metropolitan area.
Holly provides all levels of permanent and respite care in an environment that encourages independence and lifestyle choices to suit each individual's needs and preferences. The homelike design presents a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, providing an environment that supports social interaction between residents, staff and visitors while providing opportunities for privacy as desired.
Spacious air-conditioned single and semi-single share rooms each have an en-suite bathroom. Residents enjoy an outlook onto landscaped gardens or attractive courtyards.
From our Families
My Mother (Marnie) was a resident at Holly for a little over four years. From the very beginning she always received the best of care in a warm, well maintained environment that she came to think of as her home. On the outside Holly appears to be a relatively recent purpose built age care building which has great facilities that meet all the requirements for safe and comfortable age care. However, what I believe is the real wonder of Holly are the amazing people within its walls.
What makes Holly special is the caring, professional staff and volunteers who generously give so much.
I was genuinely impressed with the dedication that everyone there brought to their roles. There existed a warm, caring environment that encouraged Marnie to exercise choices regarding her food, activities, outings and the level of social interaction she'd enjoy. I was encouraged to decorate her room with a few treasured possessions that quickly gave her a sense of belonging.
My admiration and gratitude for the Holly people cannot be adequately expressed.
The high retention rate of staff at Holly is a main factor in the quality of care residents enjoy - its reassuring ( as a relative ) to engage with the same individuals, but critically important to the elderly residents to have carers who know them, their likes and dislikes, their favourite flavour of cordial and whether its tea or milo at bedtime.
I never went home from Holly worried about Mum's welfare. She was being so well looked after by Kylie, Krystal, Peggie, Elizabeth, Kym, Ian, Denise, Chris, Liz the list goes on a........I can truly say in four years I never had cause to complain about any staff member.
Holly is a special place, made that way by the hardworking, dedicated people within its walls. I will be forever grateful that my Mum found a home there when she needed it most and that the amazing Holly carers fulfilled the promise to make every day the best it could be for her.
Thank you to everyone at Holly.....Gail Brimson
Talk to the manager of Holly
16-24 Penneys Hill Road
08 8392 6700