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Onkaparinga Lodge

Onkaparinga Lodge offers High Level Care Onkaparinga Lodge offers Low Level Care Onkaparinga Lodge offers Dementia Care

28 Liddell Drive, Huntfield Heights SA 5163

Onkaparinga Council and Local Government Area (LGA)


Onkaparinga Lodge is a modern and inviting facility located opposite a quite reserve in the southern suburb of Huntfield Heights with 92 beds. It is close to Colonnades Shopping Centre, the southern beaches and picturesque Southern Vales.

Registered and Enrolled Nurses, supported by Personal Care Assistants, are available 24 hours a day. Accommodation for residents is light and bright single rooms with en-suites.

Huntfield Heights provides high and low level care and memory support. The facility presents residents with many opportunities to get away and quietly enjoy the view from sitting areas or participate in the many activities held in the indoor and outdoor lifestyle hubs.

About Residential Aged Care

In the past, a distinction was drawn between aged care homes that offered "high level care" (which were commonly known as "nursing homes") and those that offered "low level care" (which were commonly known as "hostels"). From 1 July 2014 this distinction has ceased to apply in relation to permanent residential aged care, although it does continue to apply in relation to temporary respite care. Aged care homes can incorporate "extra service", which provides a higher standard of accommodation and services (such as meals) for an additional fee. Aged care homes that are not accredited, but which offer similar care and services, may be referred to as "Supported Living". See our Terminology page for detailed explanations of terms that relate to aged care, home care and retirement villages.

More Information?

Please see our Aged Care Guide for further important information about aged care and aged care homes. It includes the following:

  1. Introduction

  2. Eligibility and Assessment

  3. Fees and Charges

  4. Accreditation Standards and Compliance

  5. Resident Rights and Responsibilities

  6. Residential Respite Care

  7. Advocacy and Complaint Resolution