Our Port Pirie residential care home, known as Lealholme, is set amongst a backdrop of nature reserves and peaceful park-like gardens. Lealholme, meaning ‘haven of welcome’, was established in 1949 by the Port Pirie Central Methodist Mission. In 1995 Lealholme became part of the Helping Hand organisation and continues to provide high quality aged care services.
Lealholme residents share a strong community spirit and enjoy attending regular functions, themed dinners and outings on a community bus organised by a dedicated Lifestyles Coordinator. Daily activities include arts and crafts, snooker, indoor bowls, bingo, exercise therapy, movie nights, concerts and more.
Every year Lealholme hosts the Christmas Tree Spectacular, a three day community event that has been running in Port Pirie for 55 years. There are Christmas tree competitions, trading tables and a visit from Father Christmas. The local kindergartens near Lealholme have an excellent relationship with the residents, and regularly come to entertain them. The residents also enjoy getting out to some of the area’s great fishing spots.
Residents are encouraged to personalise their room with belongings such as favourite chair, an heirloom quilt or a collection of family photos. You may also bring a small collection of plants and continue to care for them in the community garden.
Our Halliday Street home accommodates 75 residents, while our Senate Road home accommodates 24 residents. Features of the homes include:
- Single or double contemporary and spacious suites with ensuite
- 16-place secure memory support units (located at Halliday Street)
- On-site parking
- Comprehensive library
- Craft shop
- Unisex hair salon
- Private family dining spaces
- Open plan communal lounge rooms
- Landscaped gardens and courtyards incorporating seasonal colours, fragrances and textures
- Internet café
- Chapel with interdenominational church services
- Quality home-style cooked meals.