Set within beautiful grounds in the seaside suburb of Hove, Alwyndor delivers on-site residential living and support at home services, along with therapy and wellbeing services that empower the people in our communities to live healthy, engaged and fulfilled lives.
The vision that has become the modern-day Alwyndor stemmed from the heart of a young woman named Dorothy Cheater, who never lost sight of her desire to care for others.
Dorothy grew up on her parent’s Dunrobin Road, Hove property and lived there for her entire life.
Dorothy cared for her parents until their deaths in 1942 and 1943 and then converted Alwyndor into a rest home for returning World War II servicemen and the aged.
In 1976, the then Brighton Council bought four acres of the land holding to build a hostel, nursing home, and rehabilitation centre. Upon her death in 1988, Dorothy bequeathed the remaining 2.5 acres of gardens adjacent to the aged care facility.
Alwyndor’s ownership was transferred to the City of Holdfast Bay following the amalgamation of the Brighton and Glenelg Councils in 1997. It remains one of South Australia’s few remaining local government-owned aged care facilities.
Today, the facility provides some 144 residential, dementia, respite care beds, transitional and care awaiting placement beds, together with allied health, therapy and wellness programs and home support packages that operate on an outreach basis within the broader community.
Alwyndor has a range of state-of-the-art resident amenities including on-site physiotherapy, podiatry, social work, speech therapy and occupational therapy services, a bus, café and shop, hairdressing salon, GP and dentist consulting suites, men’s activities shed and extensive and much-loved grounds and gardens.
With Dorothy’s vision, Alwyndor strives to remain committed to maintain her legacy of providing quality care to our elderly community.