• Resthaven supports Dementia Awareness Month this September

    Each September, Resthaven supports Dementia Australia’s national awareness-raising campaign, Dementia Awareness Month. In 2018, the theme is ‘Small actions. Big difference.’ The aim is to highlight that people can take small actions that make a big difference for people impacted by dementia, their families and carers. ‘In contemplating Dementia Awareness Month this September, consider the … Continued

    September is Dementia Awareness Month

    In Australia, around 425,420 people live with dementia, and an estimated 299,850 people are involved in caring for them. Yet there is a general community fear and misunderstanding of what dementia is. Few people realise that there are more than 100 types of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease the most common form. Everyone’s experience is a … Continued

    Better Practice Award Win!

    On Thursday 23 August 2018, Resthaven was honoured to be awarded the 2018 Better Practice Commendation Award for the project, ‘Restoring Older People’s Lives’, at the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s (Quality Agency) Better Practice Awards reception in Sydney. The award was presented for Resthaven’s planning and implementation of the Commonwealth-funded Short Term Restorative Care program, … Continued

    Project Prevent: Preventing Unnecessary Hospitalisations in Older People

    In August, a group of health professionals, stakeholders, and consumer representatives met to discuss the progress of a project aiming to identify opportunities for the prevention of unnecessary hospitalisations of older people living in residential care. The collaborative initiative between Resthaven Inc and Monash University is known as ‘Project Prevent.’ Tina Cooper, Executive Manager Residential … Continued

    Supporting the wellbeing of older Aboriginal peoples in South Australia

    Resthaven is supporting the wellbeing of older Aboriginal peoples in South Australia by using a ‘Framework’ based on the results of the ‘Keeping you Strong’ research project, commissioned by Resthaven, and conducted by SAHMRI’s Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit. The research, which took place in 2017, aimed to identify ways in which aged care services could … Continued