• Resthaven Paradise Spring Flower Show

    With spring flowers in full bloom, it is an ideal time to host the annual Resthaven Paradise Spring Flower Show. This year, an array of beautiful flowers were on show at Resthaven Paradise on 23 October, featuring many blooms grown on site. ‘The flowers at this year’s Spring Flower Show are almost exclusively from our … Continued

    My Home Life Graduation

    Congratulations to Mark Bednall (Manager Residential Services, Resthaven Leabrook) and Carol Vlachos (Care Coordinator, Resthaven Westbourne Park), who recently graduated from the award-winning My Home Life program. What is My Home Life? ‘My Home Life is an international, evidence based, leadership support program, brought to Australia through the SA Innovation Hub,’ says CEO, Richard Hearn. … Continued

    Resthaven Hosts International Visitors

    In October, Resthaven was delighted to host two international delegations – one from Malaysia, and another from Japan – who were visiting Australia to inform their own aged care practices. On Monday 16 October, the ‘Age Care Group’ from Malaysia toured the Resthaven Paradise campus, which incorporates residential services, community services, and the Adelaide Geriatrics … Continued

    ‘Thank you’ from a family member

    The daughter of former Resthaven Malvern resident, Nancy*, recently contacted the home to thank staff for the high quality care and support of her mother. ‘I sincerely wish to thank the management and staff of Resthaven Malvern for the care of my mother and uncle,’ says Janet*. ‘I have been involved with Resthaven for 12 … Continued

    Active Ageing – Learning from our friends

    Opinion piece by Richard Hearn, former CEO Resthaven Incorporated for Boomer section, The Advertiser, 23 October 2017. I recently returned from the ‘Active Ageing – Learning from our friends’ conference in Bangkok, Thailand. South Australian aged care and Thai expertise was showcased to an audience of more than 500 notable medical, nursing, academic, government and … Continued

    Resthaven Marion Show Day

    In October, the animals ‘came in two by two’ to the Resthaven Marion Show Day! Lifestyle Coordinator, Karen Neighbour, says, ‘The Resthaven Marion Show Day featured goats, calves, an alpaca, chooks, rabbits, guinea pigs, a piglet, and sheep – all under the watchful eye of Farmer Darcy and her working dog, Indi.’ ‘Despite the specially … Continued

    101 not out for Mrs West

    Mrs Viola West may be 101, but that doesn’t stop her from living independently at home, with support from Resthaven Western Community Services. Holli Gilbertson is one of the Home Support Workers who support Mrs West, and it is clear that she thoroughly enjoys it. ‘I love it, it’s so good – the whole concept … Continued

    Resthaven Program Managers for Fred’s Van

    Resthaven Program Managers have donated hundreds of hand-decorated biscuits to charity, Fred’s Van. Earlier this month, as part of their annual conference, Resthaven Program Managers undertook a team building exercise to work together with purpose: creating something of benefit for others. In groups, they decorated a ‘domino set’ of biscuits, to donate to Fred’s Van. … Continued

    Exercise Classes at Resthaven Leabrook

    Residents at Resthaven Leabrook are benefiting from an exercise class trial program, held on site at 336 Kensington Road, Leabrook, three times a week. Mrs Millie Ritchie (pictured), a relative newcomer to Resthaven Leabrook, had ‘never thought of exercise before’ she moved into the home three months ago. ‘It just never occurred to me,’ she … Continued

    Minda new supply partner for Resthaven

    South Australian not for profit charities, Resthaven and Minda, have teamed up! ‘I am genuinely delighted to announce that, from October, Minda Incorporated will be providing laundry services to Resthaven’s eleven residential aged care homes,’ says Resthaven Executive Manager, Finance and Corporate Services, David Norton. ‘We are really proud to support Minda, a South Australian, … Continued

    Resthaven’s Cultural Diversity in the Spotlight

    In order to better understand our community, Resthaven regularly researches the cultural diversity of residents, clients, staff and volunteers. This year, Resthaven compared our recent Cultural Diversity report to the 2016 Australian Census data, with interesting results. ‘We know that Australians have a very multicultural background, and the Resthaven community is no exception’, says Priscilla … Continued

    Cosy Pouches for Orphaned Animals – Fauna Rescue SA

    Residents at Resthaven Marion have been busy making ‘joey pouches’ for Fauna Rescue SA. Resthaven Marion Lifestyle Coordinator, Karen Neighbour, explains, ‘Mrs Alma “Billie” Giampaoli [right] is an animal lover. So when she heard about the plight of the joeys, possums and other fauna who are orphaned due to road accidents or bushfires, she set to … Continued