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Glenrose Court

Address 550 Portrush Road, Glen Osmond, 5064 Enquiries 1800 555 990

Glenrose Court during COVID-19

Our focus during COVID-19 is to ensure the safety and holistic health of our residents is maintained. That’s why, in our residential care home, we are not quarantining any residents when they first arrive at Glenrose Court.

We are also enabling family and friends to visit in a controlled manner. Full details of our current approach to visitation, including the need to book ahead and present evidence of a flu shot, can be found here:


Introducing Glenrose Court – Residential Care, Respite and Retirement Living

When you visit Glenrose Court in the leafy eastern suburb of Glen Osmond, one of your first discoveries will be the stunning courtyard garden in the residential care home. Situated directly off the main entrance foyer, the garden creates the sense that you are miles from the nearest main road and provides a tranquil outlook for diners in the main dining room.

More important, though, is the ‘feeling’ of what it’s like to live in residential care at Glenrose Court. This is created by Rosemary Padmanabhan and her team through the way they care for and support our residents.

As you listen to current residents Vic and Lillian, you get the sense that it has truly become a home for them and they feel respected and valued as people.

Services at Glenrose Court



Glenrose Court offers short-term Respite to support people with higher level of needs and is generally booked in two week blocks.  These temporary breaks have a very positive effect on both the physical and emotional well being of the person in respite, as well as the carer.

Respite residents have access to all of the facilities and services of Residential Living and in some instances, this provides a good opportunity for people to experience care in a residential setting before taking up a permanent position. Please refer to the Residential Living section below for details of the facilities and services offered at Glenrose Court.

Life Care also provides Respite for people with lower level needs at your place, day or overnight stays at our dedicated Respite Home at Everard Park, called Norman House, as well as a range of activities, outings, social groups and support. Please visit our Respite section for further information.


The cost of Respite, either in your home or with us, will depend on what type of services you need.

Some services are partly funded by National Respite Carer’s Program. Please call us 1800 555 990 and we will explain all of the options available.

More Information

Call our Enquiry Team on 1800 555 990, visit our Respite section or refer to the Glenrose Court Residential Living section below.

Retirement Living


Glenrose Court has 7 welcoming 2 bedroom homes for rent. They offer large lounge and dining areas, well equipped kitchen, laundry and bathroom.

All homes are spacious and well appointed, fully insulated with reverse cycle air-conditioning and built-in robes. These homes have beautiful private and shared gardens with private outdoor storage and limited undercover parking.

All Retirement Living residents are encouraged to use the amenities and services available at our adjacent Residential Living facility. These include access to the library, café, shop, postal service, hairdresser and community bus service to Burnside Village.

Life Care can also help to coordinate appointments and access to a range of allied health care services, including physiotherapy and podiatry. Personal 24 hour monitored alarms are also available.


All homes at Glenrose Court are for rent and there will be a formal rental agreement. A non-refundable administration fee and refundable key deposit fee is paid upon signing the rental agreement. A bond equal to four weeks' rent is also required.

  • The rent is charged fortnightly and covers council rates, water rates, property insurance, public lighting, ongoing maintenance and gardening services of communal areas.

  • All residents are responsible for their own gas, electricity, phone & internet connections, contents insurance and home furnishings.

More Information

Call our Enquiry Team on 1800 555 990 or download the Glenrose Court Retirement Living information sheet. Included is a Registration of Interest Form for you to complete if you would like to be contacted when a suitable property becomes available. 

Residential Living


Our Residential Living at Glenrose Court features a wide range of indoor and outdoor areas for residents and their families to enjoy. They include a beautifully presented café, a hairdressing salon, a multi-purpose activity room, a chapel, several resident lounges, outdoor courtyards and a tropical fish aquarium.

All our rooms are well appointed with quality soft furnishings and welcoming décor are designed to maximise natural light and offer garden or street views.

Residents enjoy meals from an á la carte menu cooked on-site in the various dining areas and socialise in the many communal lounge and activity areas.

Residents are encouraged to maintain contact with their existing external communities and clubs wherever possible and Life Care helps to facilitate this. There are also regular social outings and activities on site, including external excursions.

Residents’ health and well-being is supported by allied health professionals, their visiting doctor and Life Care’s caring and skilled team. 

Available at Glenrose Court

•    Café and Shop
•    Hairdresser*
•    On-site library supported by Burnside Library
•    Daily papers (communal areas)
•    On-site laundry of personal items and access to dry-cleaning service*
•    Postal service
•    Computer with internet access
•    Non-denominational chaplaincy and church services
•    Daily activities
•    Activity hall
•    Resident animals and visiting pets allowed
•    Meals for visitors*
•    Dedicated lounge/visiting areas
•    Community bus service
•    24 hour nursing care
•    Allied health services: Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Optometry, and Hearing*

*Additional fees may apply

The aged care system in Australia aims to make sure that all older people can receive support and quality care when they need it. The recent Government aged care reforms mean that all people entering residential living after 1 July 2014 have more flexibility and choice about how they pay for their accommodation.

When you move into Life Care Residential Living, there are four types of fees that you may be asked to pay. These include:

  • Basic Daily Fee - This is a contribution towards day-to-day living costs such as meals, laundry, cleaning and heating. This is set at 85% of a full pension and for some people, this may be the only fee they pay.
  • Means-tested Care Fee - This is an additional contribution towards the cost of care that some people may need to pay on top of the basic daily fee. The amount you are required to pay will depend on an assessment of your income and assets undertaken by the Department of Human Services (Centrelink).
  • Accommodation Payment Fee - This is a payment for your accommodation. Some people may have this paid in full or in part by the Australian Government, while others will need to pay the accommodation price themselves. The Department of Human Services will advise which applies to you depending on your income and assets. You then have the choice as to whether to pay a lump sum, a daily payment or a combination of both. Our MAXIMUM published accommodation price has been set as shown. We are able to negotiate an agreed accommodation payment UP TO this amount, but we cannot charge more than this amount. We welcome and encourage you to talk to our Enquiry Team about what you can afford to pay to cover the cost of your accommodation with us.
  • Optional Additional Fees - These fees may apply if you choose to pay for a higher standard of accommodation and/or additional services, such as hairdressing, individual newspapers and some excursions.

More Information

If you would like more information about Glenrose Court’s accommodation and room pricing please call us on 1800 555 990 or download the Glenrose Court Residential Living information sheet.

How to get there

550 Portrush Road
Glen Osmond

1800 555 990

The Next Step

We understand that you may have many questions before making your final decision. We're here to help and would be happy to talk to you about all the options and what needs to happen next.

Phone our Enquiry Team on 1800 555 990 and start the conversation with us.