• Resthaven Murray Bridge 60th Anniversary Celebration

    ‘I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Resthaven Murray Bridge in 2018 than with the completion of the current major redevelopment project,’ says Manager Residential Services, Debbie Lindner. ‘The $16.5m redevelopment that has taken more than two years has completely changed the site. There is a new main entrance … Continued

    Christmas tree decorations for St Peters Anglican Church

    Resthaven residents have created a bounty of handmade decorations to be displayed on the ‘Resthaven tree’ at St Peters Anglican Church at Glenelg, as part of the church’s annual Christmas tree display. Resthaven Marion Lifestyle Coordinator, Karen Neighbour, says, ‘Residents from several Resthaven sites across the southern areas contributed handmade items to decorate the Resthaven … Continued

    Older Australians deserve quality aged care

    The Australian aged care system continues an ongoing reform process. The aim is to simplify access to services and increase choice and control for individuals. It is imperative that Australia continues to plan for the future needs of all its citizens as the population ages. The substantial growth in the number of people who will … Continued

    Resthaven clients get crafty with papier maché

    In early October, Resthaven Northern Community Services clients created amazing papier maché “Halloween heads” during their weekly social group, held at the site at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth. Manager, Tracey Bunyon, says, ‘The social group meets on Thursday or Friday mornings, and enjoys morning tea together, followed by a range of activities.’ ‘We do something … Continued

    Callout for volunteer bus drivers!

    Three of Resthaven’s volunteer bus drivers are retiring at the end of the year, so we are putting this call out for more volunteer bus drivers. You may know someone, your friends may know someone and your neighbours may know someone… Join us in spreading the word. People really enjoy the bus trips, the destinations … Continued

    God is with you this Christmas

    A Christmas message from Resthaven Coordinating Chaplain, Rev Cate Baker Everyone experiences Christmas in different ways throughout their lives. I remember the wonder and awe of trees, carols and large family gatherings as a child. Now, I am caught up in the ‘busyness’ of creating delight for my own children, whilst also managing the cooking, … Continued

    Staff integrity at Resthaven

    The family of a Resthaven Malvern resident recently contacted Resthaven to thank staff for the ‘excellent care and attention’ given to their mother, who passed away in late 2018. ‘Everyone treated mum with respect and kindness when she was a resident at Resthaven Malvern,’ says a family representative. ‘We had absolute faith in the integrity … Continued

    Information Technology in Aged Care Conference (ITAC)

    David Norton, Resthaven Executive Manager, Finance and Corporate Services says, ‘Invite your customers into Business Transformation.’ This week, 21–22 November, Resthaven will present at the 2018 Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre. ‘We will share the major business transformation underway at Resthaven,’ David explains. ‘It is centred on enhancing … Continued

    Opening of $6m Resthaven Westbourne Park redevelopment

    Mrs Audrey Rice, Marian Greenshields, Tina Cooper On Thursday 15 November, residents, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders gathered at Resthaven Westbourne Park to celebrate the completion of the $6m site redevelopment. Manager Residential Services, Marian Greenshields, was delighted to cut the celebratory cake with the help of Executive Manager Residential Services, Tina Cooper, and resident, Mrs … Continued

    Focus groups enhance consumer choice

    ‘It seems simple, but it is incredibly important to listen to people and ask what is important to them,’ says Resthaven Executive Manager Residential Services, Tina Cooper. ‘Resthaven engages consumers regularly, in a range of different ways, including focus groups, topic specific consultations, and in general meetings. These are all designed to support consumers to … Continued

    Determined trainee becomes Registered Nurse

    When Melinda Sporton was 26, and selling carpets for a living, she decided that she ‘had to make a change.’ ‘I’d always liked aged care,’ she says, ‘So I decided to do a traineeship. After I’d finished that, I became a Personal Care Assistant here at Resthaven Craigmore.’ ‘I really liked it – this home … Continued

    In Remembrance | Aged Care Online

    In preparation for the Centenary of the Armistice, marking the end of the First World War, Resthaven Bellevue Heights Independent Retirement Living residents donated a handmade, knitted wreath of poppies to the Blackwood RSL, to be used in the RSL Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 11 November, 2018.
    Source: In Remembrance | Aged Care Online

    Swimming trips with Resthaven Companion Service

    Mr Greg Patterson of Resthaven Craigmore is enjoying twice weekly trips to the local ‘Aquadome’, with support from the Resthaven Companion Service. ‘I meet the carer at 9am on Mondays and Fridays, and we get a taxi together to the Aquadome,’ says Mr Patterson. ‘I go in and do about 20-25 laps. I’ll swim for … Continued

    Resthaven resident paints toys for children this Christmas

    Mr Colin James of Resthaven Malvern is painting wooden toys to donate to children in need this Christmas. ‘Dad’s always been a Mr Fix It, tinkering in the shed,’ says his daughter, Kaye. ‘Once, he even turned an old washing machine tub into a barbeque! He’s quite the innovator.’ Mr James admits this is true, … Continued