• Resthaven Murray Bridge Quilt Donation

    On 26 July, the ‘Bridge Patches and Quilters Club’ visited Resthaven Murray Bridge to donate some beautiful hand-stitched quilts. Relieving Manager, Linden Brazier, accepted the four quilts on behalf of residents, saying ‘The quilts will be greatly appreciated by family and friends.’ ‘The four quilts are handmade and beautiful quality, with each one sporting a … Continued

    Resthaven wins Aged Care Provider of the Year Award

    On Friday 27 July, Resthaven was named ‘Aged Care Provider of the Year, at the 2018 Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) Aged Care Awards for South Australia. The ACSA awards give focus to the key contribution of not-for-profit aged care service providers in services, innovation and research that benefit the Australian community. ‘Resthaven is … Continued

    Continuing International Relations

    ‘Resthaven welcomes international visitors who share a vision of improved, quality services for older people,’ says Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer. ‘We recently welcomed a family of aged care professionals from Thailand. Dr Chat Vanapruks, of Bangkok, attended the Resthaven co-hosted ‘2017 Active Ageing—Learning from our friends’, conference in Thailand last year.’ Dr Chat … Continued

    Encourage a desire to work in aged care

    The ageing of the population is rarely discussed in the context of being a golden opportunity for long term career opportunities in response to increasing community needs. Employment growth is forecast to grow at a rate of 20 per cent in the next five years. We all share a responsibility to positively encourage people to … Continued

    Generators maintaining a stable power supply

    Power outages can cause multiple issues for residential aged care homes. Recognising this, Resthaven funded research into resilience-building measures in residential aged care settings. Acting on the research findings, and in order to maintain a stable power supply and to minimise discomfort and risk to residents, Resthaven has installed power generators at all twelve residential … Continued

    Resthaven announced as ACSA Award Finalist

    ‘Having won two prestigious Better Practice Awards in 2017, Resthaven is honoured to be named as a finalist in the 2018 Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) Aged Care Awards for South Australia,’ says Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer. ‘The ACSA awards give focus to the key contribution of not-for-profit aged care service providers … Continued

    An artistic celebration of NAIDOC Week

    In honour of NAIDOC Week 2018 (8-15 July), Indigenous artist, Kristen Forbes, visited Resthaven Paradise to share her culture and history through the expression of art. Lifestyle Assistant, James Bevan, says, ‘Kristen brought a blank canvas with her, and asked residents to choose colours and patterns for her to paint on their hands that they … Continued

    SALA Exhibition at Resthaven Lane Cottage

    ‘The “Respite Rebels” at Resthaven’s Lane Cottage create individual and collective art works here during respite stays’, says Resthaven Community Respite Services Manager, Carole Matthews. ‘Respite clients participate in a range of group and individual activities. One group is creating artworks with recyclable materials, with the view to “reduce, reuse and recycle” at the forefront … Continued

    2018 South Australian Palliative Care Conference

    Resthaven Senior Manager, Clinical Services, Leonie Robson, says ‘Resthaven provides palliative and end of life care for residential and community clients, embedding a palliative approach to care in all care services.’ ‘Care reflects the individualised clinical, psycho-social, spiritual, religious and cultural needs and preferences of the person and their family. The aim is to maintain … Continued

    ‘Hikers’, a new Gerry McMahon sculpture for Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    See the new sculpture at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park! Resthaven’s $30 million residential aged care home at 100 Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park is now open. A feature installed at the entrance is a sculpture, titled ‘Hikers’, by Adelaide artist, Gerry McMahon. Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn, said ‘We are excited about opening the new Resthaven … Continued

    Everyone needs a little help sometimes…

    ‘I am pleased to announce that we have just reprinted our very handy little booklet, ‘With a little help’ with tips for carers,’ says Sue McKechnie, Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services. ‘This booklet was initially developed as a collaborative writing project in 2010 by members of Resthaven’s Carers Community Advisory Group, and this is the … Continued