• 100 year age gap? No worries!

    Mrs Jean Linehan, 103, of Resthaven Bellevue Heights, found this out firsthand when a group of local kindergarten students from Montessori Kids visited the home last week in celebration of the United Nations International Day of the Older Person (1 October). ‘Throughout the year, we’ve enjoyed several visits from the students,’ says Manager Residential Services, … Continued

    Diversity Celebrated at Staff Multicultural Luncheon

    Resthaven Malvern staff recently came together to celebrate their diverse backgrounds with a multicultural luncheon held at the home at 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern. ‘Every month, we provide a barbeque lunch to staff, to thank them for their hard work,’ says Manager Residential Services, Terry Kirkwood. ‘A group of staff asked if they could have … Continued

    Resthaven Mitcham Redevelopment Complete

    On Friday 28 September 2018, the completion of the $14 million major redevelopment at Resthaven Mitcham will be officially celebrated with a cake cutting ceremony. Residents and guests will join together to celebrate the end of three years of building work, which has resulted in eliminating shared rooms on site, except for purposefully allocated rooms … Continued

    Resthaven Employs Dementia and Mental Health Specialist

    This September 2018, during Dementia Awareness Month, Resthaven is pleased to announce the appointment of an Advanced Practice Nurse—Dementia and Mental Health. Resthaven Executive Manager, Residential Services, Tina Cooper, says, ‘I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Harding to our Clinical Services team, in the position of Advanced Practice Nurse—Dementia and Mental … Continued

    Royal Commission an opportunity to shape aged care reforms

    Since 2013, there has been continuous reform in aged care. Recently, there has been a plethora of aged care reviews, the majority having bi-partisan support within Federal Parliament. Each has dealt with important, complex matters. Now the Prime Minister has announced a Royal Commission into Aged Care, my hope is that it will contribute positively … Continued

    Award win for Restoring Older People’s Lives

    Richard Hearn, Chief Executive Officer, says, ‘On behalf of Resthaven, I was really pleased to receive a Commendation Award by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) at the 2018 Better Practice Awards in Sydney.’ ‘It is the third year in a row that Resthaven has been acknowledged through the Better Practice Awards for our … Continued

    SALA Exhibition at Lane Cottages

    Last week, Resthaven Lane Cottages hosted a very successful SALA festival exhibition. Respite groups from Resthaven Community Respite Services’ Lane Cottages, Hersey Cottages and Ridgway House, joined forces to enter their artwork in the 2018 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, hosting the exhibition onsite at Truro Avenue, Kingswood. ‘The exhibition, titled “Art in the … Continued

    Pamper Day at Resthaven Marion Community Services

    In February 2018, Resthaven Marion Community Services held a ‘Pamper Day’ for clients. This event was so popular that it has turned into a regular occurrence! In June, around 35 clients attended ‘Pamper Day,’ to enjoy a day of therapeutic hand waxing, nail painting, hand massages, foot spas, facial massage, makeup, and hairstyling. The day … Continued