• Rewarding careers in aged care

    Opinion piece by Richard Hearn, former CEO Resthaven Incorporated for Boomer section, The Advertiser, 27 November 2017 For work with a sense of purpose—making a real and tangible difference in the daily lives of older people—working in aged care is a valuable and personally rewarding career choice. In recent months, I have read a plethora of … Continued

    Minister Wyatt speaks to Innovation Hub

    Today, the Minister for Ageing will address members of the Innovation Hub. Richard Hearn (Resthaven Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the SA Innovation Hub) will welcome Minister for Ageing, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, before the Minister addresses Hub members at a seminar at The Lakes Hotel, West Lakes. Richard explains, ‘Resthaven is an inaugural … Continued

    Construction underway at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    Construction is progressing at pace, at the site of the new Resthaven residential aged care service, at Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park. ‘The superstructure is nearly complete, with external cladding, roofing and internal walls being installed and erected,’ says Emmet O’Donovan, Manager Buildings & Capital Projects. ‘Locals have been interested in the works, observing the two … Continued

    HESTA awards finalist team

    Resthaven was proud to be a finalist in the Team Innovation Award category in the national 2017 HESTA Aged Care Awards. Resthaven staff were delighted to attend the 2017 HESTA Aged Care Awards ceremony on Thursday night. Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, says, ‘Even though we didn’t win, the fact that we were a … Continued

    A culture of care at Resthaven Leabrook

    Recently, the team at Resthaven Leabrook were contacted by the nephew of a resident, who wanted to express their thanks for their care of his Aunt*. ‘As the nephew of one of your residents, I feel the need to let you know of the appreciation felt by our family for the genuine care provided by your facility. … Continued

    RSB and Resthaven behind new vision screening tools and support program

    New vision screening tools have been developed by aged care provider Resthaven in conjunction with the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB), with the aim of improving vision assessment process times as part of the providers new Commonwealth funded program.
    Source: RSB and Resthaven behind new vision screening tools and support program

    Nurse Leadership Development Presentation Day

    On Friday 27 October, a group of Resthaven Registered Nurses presented their innovation projects at the third ‘Nurse Leadership Development Program’ day. Participants of the program are Registered Nurses working in leadership roles across Resthaven’s residential and community services sites. The program—which is supported by Resthaven’s Strategic Plan—was developed for Resthaven leaders in association with … Continued

    Bushfire Precautions

    ‘With summer just around the corner, we wish to reassure residents, families, and staff, that Resthaven is well prepared for the upcoming bushfire season,’ says CEO, Richard Hearn. ‘Resthaven’s bushfire prevention and preparedness program is already in operation, with staff undergoing annual training, and procedures annually reviewed.’ ‘Resthaven Bellevue Heights, located adjacent to Sturt Gorge … Continued

    Resthaven Malvern Redevelopment Complete

    The Resthaven Malvern redevelopment is now complete. In October, the site was officially ‘handed over’, much to the delight of residents, families and staff alike. ‘The project is complete, and the site looks fantastic,’ says Manager Residential Services, Terry Kirkwood. ‘The project involved the complete refurbishment of the ‘Kingfisher’ area, adding new rooms to implement … Continued

    Resthaven Mitcham Stage 1 Handover

    At the start of November, Stage 1 of Resthaven Mitcham’s redevelopment was officially ‘handed over’ to residents and staff. This part of the redevelopment at Resthaven Mitcham included the new ‘Lavender’ and ‘Jasmine’ areas. Together, these incorporate 35 single and four couple rooms, all with modern ensuites, lovely new lounge and dining areas, and newly … Continued

    Building Update: Aberfoyle Park

    It is very exciting at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park, as the front walls have gone up.
    Works are progressing well on site. The superstructure and roof is well advanced. Enjoy these timelapse videos and images of the progress so far.


    Resthaven named HESTA Awards Finalist

    Resthaven has been named a finalist in the 2017 HESTA Aged Care Awards. ‘We are delighted to announce that Resthaven is a finalist in the awards, for a combined effort across our service divisions to support a customer at Murray Bridge,’ says CEO, Richard Hearn. ‘Resthaven Murray Bridge Residential Services, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu … Continued

    Building Update: Westbourne Park

    The redevelopment at Resthaven Westbourne Park is progressing well, with foundations for the new area well advanced, and internal works underway. The redevelopment will include an upgrade of reception to provide a meeting place with café and courtyard, new Manager’s office and staff room, and stormwater improvements. We are eagerly awaiting the completion of the … Continued

    Resthaven receives vision support funding

    Resthaven has received funding to expand a range of Commonwealth Home Support Program aged care services. Included in this was funding for a new service type for Resthaven: ‘Specialised Support Services—Vision Support’. A gap was identified in this area following an internal research project. The funds are to be spent in providing vision support services … Continued

    Resthaven Marion’s positive feedback from customers

    Resthaven receives much positive feedback from our customers, and this is just one story. Recently, the team at Resthaven Marion were contacted by the wife of a resident, who wanted to express their thanks for their care of her husband, John*. ‘I am impressed by the friendliness, and caring attitude, of all staff members involved … Continued