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Jean and Rose, life-long friends and neighbours at ACH Group Healthia Residential Care Home.

Bringing Healthia to life

From sod turning to official opening of Healthia, let’s take a closer look at the journey of bringing Healthia to life.

September 2023 – Healthia Official Opening
Healthia official opening group photo
History was made at the official opening of Healthia in September 2023 and here are some of the unforgettable highlights from the celebration:
  • Robert Taylor kicked things off with a mesmerising Smoking Ceremony and Welcome to Kaurna Country Ceremony.
  • Charlie and Chloe, two talented students from Playford International College, entertained guests with their musical talents as they strolled down the walkway.
  • We were honoured to hear inspiring speeches from Healthia’s partners and dignitaries.
  • Marian, a resident of Healthia, shared her heartwarming experience of calling Healthia her new home.
  • ACH Group Chair Mary Patetsos and Minister for Health and Wellbeing Chris Picton MP unveiled the official plaque, commemorating the historic event.
  • We were captivated by the unveiling of the artwork ‘Leap into Life’ by South Australian artist Andrew Baines. It beautifully portrays the endless possibilities and new opportunities that come with ageing.
  • Afternoon tea and tours of Stringybark House within the residential care home and the University of South Australia Health Clinic made for a delightful conclusion to the day.

A big thank you to everyone who joined us for the official opening of Healthia.

Media release: Aged care, education, and health sectors partner to benefit the north of Adelaide

What does ‘reimagining aged care’ mean for residents who call Healthia home?

It means you can spend your day the way you want, make friends, and enjoy the experiences you like. Hear from Marian, a resident of Healthia, who was interviewed at the home’s official opening.

September 2023 – ACH Group supports patient reablement and hospital system
August 2023 – The first residents of Healthia have moved into their new home
August 2023 – The countdown is on for Healthia to welcome its first residents
August 2023 – Extensive training for Healthia staff to learn about the Green House model of care at Healthia
July 2023 – First onboarding session for the Healthia leadership team
June 2023 – Approaching the completion of Healthia
April 2023 – ACH Group is excited to deliver an Australian-first at our newest care home Healthia
February 2023 – Healthia at Elizabeth South edges closer toward completion
December 2022 – Time Capsule at Healthia

To mark ACH Group’s 70th birthday, a time capsule has been lodged at Healthia.

September 2022 – More project milestones achievied at Healthia
June 2022 – Healthia is now well underway
January 2022 – Construction has commenced at Healthia
December 2021 – Sod turning for Healthia

Sod turning at Healthia
Media release: Aged care, education, and health sectors partner to benefit the north of Adelaide

Interested to learn more about Healthia?

Healthia is ACH Group’s first purpose-built small household care home. Healthia’s village-like setting features eight single-story houses, each home to 12 residents.

At the heart of each home is a light-filled open-plan kitchen, dining and living space; it’s a welcoming area for residents to relax and spend time with family and friends. Private bedrooms with ensuite, lead to landscaped gardens shared by the household.

Learn more about Healthia and enquire today.

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