• 2020 Resthaven Scholarship Opportunities

    Resthaven sponsors a number of scholarships at Flinders University, University of Adelaide, and University of South Australia, including a perpetual nursing scholarship for indigenous students. Resthaven commits scholarship funds in order to develop the future aged care workforce. Scholarship applications for nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and oral health undergraduate students are now open. Flinders University … Continued

    Quality of life

    Over summer, spending time with older friends and relatives may have identified that daily tasks are becoming more difficult for some. However, accepting they have a need can be difficult, despite evidence that suggests quality of life can improve with support. I always encourage older individuals I meet to be generous to themselves with respect … Continued

    Resthaven Westbourne Park rallies for Paul the Koala

    On Friday 17 January, Resthaven Westbourne Park residents, volunteers, staff and visitors rallied together to raise funds to support Paul, a koala rescued in the recent bushfires, and others affected by this tragedy that has affected so much of Australia. Pamela Alde, Manager of Resthaven Westbourne Park, explains, ‘Paul is a young male koala. He … Continued

    Power Generators at all Resthaven Homes

    The extreme bushfire situation across Australia this summer is a stark reminder of the need to be prepared for unexpected disasters. Resthaven Executive Manager Finance and Technology, David Norton, says, ‘Older people, having a lifetime of experience in coping with all sorts of situations such as extreme heat and loss of power, are generally surprisingly … Continued

    Resthaven Sponsors Palliative Medicine Prize

    Resthaven actively supports education that is of benefit to older people and prepares a future aged care workforce by sponsoring a number of scholarships and awards for students. Resthaven’s Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Peter Jenkin, lectures to students and is active in his advocacy on this important topic. Hence, Peter was delighted to present the … Continued

    iSupport for Dementia

    Early last year, Resthaven Community Respite Services participated in the initial trial of an adaptation of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘iSupport for Dementia’ online training program by the Caring Futures Institute at the Flinders University of South Australia. The WHO’s iSupport for Dementia training aims to educate and train people who care for someone with … Continued

    New rooms at Resthaven Marion

    Recognising community expectations, Resthaven can now offer all new residents an individual room with a private ensuite at all Resthaven residential aged care homes. Three new rooms that feature embedded smart technology have been constructed at Resthaven Marion to complete this offering across Resthaven. The new rooms are located in the Koolkuna area and were … Continued

    Resthaven Scholarships at the University of South Australia

    Applications for the 2020 Resthaven Scholarships open 24 January and close 8 March 2020.
    Five UniSA students from a range of health disciplines, dedicated to supporting our ageing population, have been honoured with scholarships at the 2019 Scholarships and Grants Ceremony thanks to Resthaven’s generosity.
    Source: Alumni News | The gift of education for promising aged-care professionals

    Benefits of Resthaven Scholarships appreciated

    2019 Scholarship reception: Alyssia Baker; Resthaven Senior Manager, Grant White; Jennifer Lai.   Scholarships boost the future aged care workforce Resthaven sponsors scholarships at three South Australian universities. The aim is to encourage students to consider a future career in aged care – where the number of opportunities exceeds supply. Two undergraduate students who were … Continued

    Redevelopment plans for Resthaven Bellevue Heights

    The new year heralds Resthaven’s 85th anniversary, and with it, exciting plans to upgrade the 40 year old aged care home at Resthaven Bellevue Heights. ‘A development application for the redevelopment at Resthaven Bellevue Heights has been lodged with the City of Mitcham, and five separate information sessions have been provided to staff, residents of … Continued

    It’s Resthaven’s 85th Birthday!

    In 2020, Resthaven celebrates 85 years of service, says former Resthaven CEO, Richard Hearn. ‘As we welcome in the new year, and new decade, we recognise Resthaven’s 85 years of working together with older people and their carers in South Australia,’ says Richard. ‘Over the years, many things have changed. However, our commitment to supporting … Continued