• Discover The Shed at Community Respite Services


    Creations A-Plenty in ‘The Shed’

    You never know what wonderful creation you might find if you look inside the Resthaven Community Respite Services ‘Shed’! Manager, Carole Matthews, says, ‘Shed participants enjoy a range of interesting projects. These include making furniture and bird boxes, tinkering with electrical machinery or old engines, painting, playing cards, or simply having a chat over a … Continued

    Intergenerational visit brings joy to young and old

    Jacaranda children (aged 3-5) from Hyde Park Nursery School and Early Learning Centre (ELC) are bringing joy to residents living at Resthaven Malvern with their weekly visits to the home at 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern. Hyde Park ELC Educator, Renee Moxham, says, ‘The visits to Resthaven began in February 2019, and have become a highlight … Continued

    Change over time

    I was reminiscing with two former residential aged care managers about the changes we have seen over the past 30 years. We reflected that many people who comment about aged care homes may not have visited one for many years, and have a stereotypical view of what a ‘nursing home’ is today. We agreed that no … Continued

    Puppy comforts with cuddles at Marion Community Services


    ‘Huxley the Helper’

    18 month old puppy, ‘Huxley’, is bringing his own special kind of therapy to clients at Resthaven Marion Community Services. Manager, Deb McDonald, says, ‘It would be fair to say that Huxley, a Poodle/Labrador/King Charles Spaniel cross, is immediately loved by all who meet him.’ ‘He is a sweet, gentle dog, who enjoys chasing the … Continued

    $300,000 Scholarship Boost Announced


    Having an appropriately skilled workforce is a key priority for aged care.

    Resthaven recognises this, and has donated a further $300,000 towards scholarships at all three major South Australian universities, to support the future aged care workforce. Resthaven Executive Manager People & Culture, Sam Bradley, says, ‘This extra $300,000 is on top of the existing scholarships Resthaven already supports at the University of South Australia, Flinders University, … Continued

    Lizards and Snakes and Dragons, Oh My! | Aged Care Online

    In June, Resthaven Malvern residents enjoyed a visit from the ‘Warrawong 2U’ team, who brought with them a selection of native animals for residents to touch and hold during an informative presentation.
    Source: Lizards and Snakes and Dragons, Oh My! | Aged Care Online

    Australian animals visit Resthaven Malvern


    Lizards and snakes and dragons, oh my!

    In June, Resthaven Malvern residents enjoyed a visit from the ‘Warrawong 2U’ team, who brought with them a selection of native animals for residents to touch and hold during an informative presentation. This is the second time that the ‘Warrawong 2U’ crew has visited Resthaven Malvern, having last visited in March 2018. ‘Residents loved their … Continued