• Nurse Leadership Capability Program

    Resthaven is creating leadership pathways for nurses with leadership development programs. ‘Resthaven’s carefully selected workforce of more than 2,200 staff participate in on-going training and education, throughout their employment with us,’ says Wendy Morey, Executive Manager Workforce Development and Governance. ‘This is an important element in offering quality services for residents and clients.’ ‘The majority … Continued

    Resthaven sponsors wellness grants – submissions now open!

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church in Australia, Resthaven is sponsoring ‘Ageing and Wellness’ grants. ‘Resthaven has an indelible link to the Uniting Church in Australia, having been founded by the Methodist Church in 1935,’ says Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn. ‘The Uniting Church formed in 1977 when the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian … Continued

    Exercise Project Reaps Rewards at Resthaven Mount Gambier

    After a successful research project and trial, Resthaven Mount Gambier, at 24 Elizabeth Street, has introduced regular exercise sessions for residents conducted by staff from a local gym. The exercise research project undertaken at Resthaven Mount Gambier in partnership with Jetts Gym has yielded promising results. ‘Over the six week project, residents who participated in … Continued

    Multiple medication use ‘no impact on quality of life’

    Results of a new study into multiple medication use are now available. The research, conducted by Monash University, the University of Sydney, University of South Australia, was funded by Resthaven. Adding to previous research into multiple medication use in aged care, the findings of ‘Polypharmacy and medication regimen complexity as factors associated with staff informant … Continued

    Minister for Aged Care visits Resthaven Bellevue Heights

    On Wednesday 27 September, the Federal Minister for Aged Care, The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, visited Resthaven Bellevue Heights with Federal Member for Boothby, Nicolle Flint MP, for a ‘Listening Post’ with interested residents. ‘It was a beautiful day for the Minister for Aged Care to visit our site’, says Residential Manager, Wendy Martin. … Continued

    September – Dementia Awareness Month

    As we near the end of Dementia Awareness Month, the theme, ‘You are not alone;’ continues to resonate, with more than 413,000 Australians living with the condition. Thousands more are diagnosed with dementia each year. This is both challenging and confronting, especially as there is no cure. Whilst the incidence of dementia is more prevalent … Continued

    From Zimbabwe to Mitcham for Nurse, Silence

    The career of Resthaven Mitcham Clinical Nurse, Silence Matanhire, has progressed in leaps and bounds since she emigrated from Zimbabwe in 2005. ‘I came to Australia as a Registered Nurse,’ says Silence, who applied and was successful under the nursing shortage Visa scheme of the time. She was sponsored via the scheme through the Uniting … Continued

    Active Ageing in Action!

    In Thailand, aged care provider Baan Sudthavas (BSV), with the assistance of Resthaven, is developing and trialling a volunteer model, which they hope will inform the wider Thai community about the value that volunteers bring to aged care services. As part of ongoing collaborative support, Resthaven has provided a Volunteer and Research framework to assist … Continued

    Inside the Active Ageing Conference

      Today, the Active Ageing Conference in Thailand, hosted by Baan Sudthavas Foundation (BSV) and Resthaven, was opened by His Excellency Mr Paul Robilliard, Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand. Resthaven Board Member, Professor Renuka Visvanathan, Director of Aged and Extended Care Services, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, gave a keynote speech on health ageing. … Continued

    Murray Bridge Clients Supported by Resthaven

    Murray Bridge clients, Mr Malcolm and Mrs Janice Burgess, are a great example of Resthaven’s range of services working together to provide positive outcomes. ‘One of the great things about Resthaven is our wide range of services,’ says Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills and Fleurieu Community Services Manager, Cecelia Oxborrow. ‘People are able to be supported … Continued

    Resthaven promotes active ageing in Asia

    On Tuesday 19 September, Resthaven staff are presenting at the Active Ageing Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference opening ceremony will be performed by the Australian Ambassador to Thailand, His Excellency Mr Paul Robilliard, with a welcome by Resthaven CEO Richard Hearn, and Baan Sudthavas Foundation (BSV) Chairman, Arnop Chirakiti. Key note speakers are Dr … Continued

    Excellence in Palliative Care recognised with new awards | Aged Care Guide

    A South Australian Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner is the first to be awarded the Excellence in Palliative Care in an Aged Care Setting award at the recent Palliative Care Australia National Awards 2017.
    Source: Excellence in Palliative Care recognised with new awards
    Source: Palliative Care Australia National Award Win for Resthaven | Aged Care Online