• FIRST study research into frailty

    Resthaven and the University of Adelaide are undertaking a research project that aims to improve the health of aged care residents by investigating how their health status changes over time. Resthaven Senior Manager Clinical Services, Leonie Robson, says, ‘The FIRST Study will help to validate a new frailty screening tool, the FRAIL AC, which was … Continued

    Palliative Care Role Supports End of Life

    This week is National Advance Care Planning Week: 1 – 5 April 2019. Advance care planning is a conversation about how we wish to be treated under circumstances in which we are not able to speak for ourselves, because a serious or life changing illness can happen at any age or stage of life. Advance care … Continued

    A Focus on Frailty | Aged Care Online

    As increasing frailty is recognised as a key contributor to declining health, Resthaven and the University of Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care Centre (GTRAC) are undertaking a collaborative research project that aims to improve the health of aged care residents by investigating how their health status changes over time. Source: A Focus on … Continued

    National Advance Care Planning Week 2019

    ‘Be prepared’, the scout’s motto, rings true for many things in life – and death. Planning ahead is important for everyone. Next week, 1 – 5 April 2019, is National Advance Care Planning Week. Advance care planning is a conversation about how we wish to be treated under circumstances in which we are not able … Continued

    Resthaven Murray Bridge aged care precinct

    Opened in 1958, Resthaven’s third-oldest residential aged care home at 53 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge, has undergone a complete transformation, heralding a ‘new era’ in aged care in the regional city. New innovations at the fully redeveloped aged care home, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, include an internet café, premium single rooms with … Continued

    Indigenous artist, Audrey Brumby visits Resthaven Bellevue Heights

    On 20 March, artist, Audrey Brumby, delighted Resthaven Bellevue Heights Independent Retirement Living residents with a special visit, where she treated them to a beautiful display of her traditional Indigenous artwork. Retirement Living Coordinator, Jeannie Peace, says, ‘We were spellbound as we watched Audrey paint beautiful, bright and vivid pictures with a steady and skilled … Continued

    Harmony Day Celebrations across Resthaven

    On Thursday 21 March, staff, volunteers and residents across Resthaven held ‘Harmony Day’ events, celebrating the diversity of the Australian community in which we live. At Resthaven Marion, residents went all out, constructing a ‘harmony walk’ in their award-winning Warrawee Gardens. Lifestyle Coordinator, Karen Neighbour, says, ‘The day started with a Harmony Day reflection service in the … Continued

    iSupport Project Trial

    Resthaven is supporting a new project, led by Prof Lily Xiao of Flinders University, which aims to support informal and family carers of people living with dementia. Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, explains, ‘Through the iSupport project, customers who attend Resthaven’s Community Respite Services are testing a set of on online education modules. … Continued

    Celebrity Visit on Pancake Day | Aged Care Online

    Residents at Resthaven Malvern were delighted to host UnitingCare Pancake Day mascot ‘Penny Pancake’, and Channel 10 newsreader Rebecca Morse, at their annual Pancake Day event on Shrove Tuesday.
    Source: Celebrity Visit on Pancake Day | Aged Care Online