• Thank you, Resthaven

    The family of a Resthaven Port Elliot resident recently contacted Resthaven, to thank staff for the ‘professionalism and care’ of their mother, who passed away in May aged 100. The family says, ‘Your staff did a great job to help mum celebrate her 100th birthday as much as she could. They all went out of … Continued

    ‘My Home Life’ graduates share their stories

    ‘My Home Life is certainly not a typical leadership program,’ says Resthaven Port Elliot Care Coordinator, Susan Biffin. Indeed, with a focus on appreciation, positive relationships, open conversation, and observation, My Home Life (MHL) graduates are bringing a range of new skills to their professional relationships, with great benefit to their colleagues, as well as … Continued

    A Fair Go for Rural and Remote Australians

    UnitingCare Australia is the largest network of service providers in the nation, and the major provider of rural and remote services. As Chairman of the UnitingCare National Aged Care Network, I recently visited Kununurra, in Australia’s far north-west, with the network, to reaffirm the importance of services in such locations, and celebrate the opening of … Continued

    Jane Abbot completes SA Innovation Hub mentoring program

    Jane Abbot, Relieving Manager, Residential Services, was one of two Resthaven managers invited to participate in the SA Innovation Hub’s mentoring program last year. The SA Innovation Hub is a group of aged care providers who collaborate to share knowledge, innovations and research to benefit their organisations, clients and the wider aged care services community. … Continued

    Melanie Howard completes SA Innovation Hub mentoring program

    Last year, two Resthaven managers participated in the SA Innovation Hub’s mentoring program which is designed to support and develop talented people in the aged care sector. The SA Innovation Hub is a group of aged care providers who collaborate to share knowledge, innovations and research to benefit their organisations and clients. Resthaven has been … Continued

    The Owl Lady and her 40 year devotion to Girl Guides

    Lilian Richer, a resident of Resthaven Craigmore, celebrated a remarkable 40 year association with the Girl Guides in May this year. The 97 year old continues her involvement today as a member of the Trefoil Guild, an association for former Guiding and Scouting women. To mark the 40 year milestone, Mrs Richer was presented with … Continued

    Engagement of Older People with Consumer Directed Care

    The research team and reference group came together with invited guests to launch the final report of the project “The Rise of the Consumer: Engagement of Older People with Consumer Directed Care”, on Friday 15 June 2018. This project, funded through an Australian Research Centre grant, was conducted in partnership with research institutions University of … Continued

    The new sculpture at Resthaven Mitcham

    There’s a new sculpture at Resthaven Mitcham! Gerry McMahon is the artist who created Resthaven Mitcham’s sculpture, ‘Sharing a Moment’, installed in the newly landscaped front garden. Resthaven has commissioned several works by Gerry. In Gerry’s words: ‘When designing my sculptures, I think of it as a three-dimensional snapshot in time. I try to capture … Continued

    Spiritual Care Seminar in the South East

    Today, Resthaven Mount Gambier, at 24 Elizabeth Street, Mount Gambier, hosted a seminar on spiritual care, aimed at those in the community who work with or care for older people. The seminar was run by Meaningful Ageing Australia, the Not-for-Profit peak body helping organisations and groups to respond to the pastoral and spiritual needs of … Continued

    Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Open Day

    Resthaven’s brand new site at 100 Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park, will open to the public for the very first time on Thursday 12 July 2018, 11am–2pm. ‘This is an opportunity for the local community to come and have a look around before we open for operations the following week,’ explains Mia Brooks, Manager, Resthaven Aberfoyle … Continued

    Thank you Resthaven Western Community Services

    Recently, John* contacted Resthaven to ‘commend your staff for their extra effort, and positive and caring manner’ in supporting his parents, who are ‘aged 90 and 94 years young’. John says, ‘I am a senior airline pilot based overseas, and therefore Resthaven has been a key part of ensuring that my parents were well cared … Continued