• COVID-19 Vaccination Information for our Communities

    COVID-19 Vaccinations for Resthaven Residents The vaccination for residents of Residential Aged Care Facilities is being coordinated by the Australian Government and delivered by organisations contracted to the Commonwealth Department of Health. The vaccine being provided to residents through this program is the Pfizer vaccine (the AstraZeneca vaccine is being administered through GP programs). Both … Continued

    Lifestyle Programs Continue Across Resthaven

    Lifestyle teams across all twelve Resthaven residential aged care homes are being proactive in supporting residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff teams are providing a range of lifestyle activities that give residents something positive to focus on, whilst still complying with important infection control and social distancing requirements. Sharon Betty, Lifestyle Coordinator of Resthaven Marion, … Continued

    Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus Visitor Restrictions

    Note: This information is superseded by subsequent notifications. Please visit this page for the latest information.  Effective from 12 noon Wednesday, 25 March 2020, ALL visitors are restricted from visiting any Resthaven Residential Home until further notice. Only the following visitor exclusions apply: Where a resident is on an End of Life pathway, or Where a … Continued

    Happy 100th Birthday!

    100th Birthday Celebrations

    Many happy returns to Mrs Violet Pritchard, who celebrated her 100th birthday on 21 March! Violet, who is supported to live independently in her own home by Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services, was delighted that Resthaven staff were also able to help her to celebrate this milestone, whilst still ensuring her safety by practicing the social distancing measures that were in place on that date. … Continued

    Community Services Update

    Update on current services

    Resthaven Community Services are an essential service and we continue to support people living at home. We have notified clients outlining the arrangements that are in place for those receiving Resthaven services. All staff observe the protocols for good hand hygiene. The Government has instructed aged care providers to cancel all social group and/or exercise … Continued

    Piano Tuning Donation at Westbourne Park

    Piano tuning donation is music to the ears!

    In early March, Resthaven Westbourne Park was delighted to receive a $5,000 donation from the estate of the late Dr Neville Arthur to tune the site pianos, which were donated by the family several years ago. Manager, Pam Alde, says, ‘Dr Arthur’s parents, Mr and Mrs Ern and Joan Arthur, were both long-term residents at … Continued

    Words of Wisdom from Jean, 105

    ‘Just calm down’ says Jean, 105

    Jean Linehan of Resthaven Bellevue Heights, aged 105, knows all about resilience during times of crisis. Born during the first world war in February 1915, Jean, along with thousands of older Australians, has lived through other global crises, including the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the Great Depression, several wars, epidemics such as SARS, swine … Continued

    COVID-19: An evolving situation

    In what is an extremely fluid, evolving situation, Resthaven will continue to update the community. Following the announcement on 18 March 2020 by Prime Minister Scott Morrison of further restrictions to minimise the risk of exposure for the vulnerable people in our care, Resthaven has implemented the following restrictions, effective immediately.   Visiting Restrictions in … Continued

    Cancellation of external events

    Former Resthaven CEO, Richard Hearn, reassures the public that Resthaven is taking important and significant measures to ensure the safety of the older people whom Resthaven supports, in the face of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. ‘A precaution we are taking is to postpone planned events and limit on site and external gatherings until further notice … Continued

    Humanity is the key

    The world is in a state of high anxiety as the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the globe in ever increasing intensity. It is easy to be swept up and lose perspective. Unfortunately, this unique situation generates an environment of anxiety and fear, whilst we need to remain calm and considered in everyday living. … Continued

    Transitioning Nurses Celebrate Graduation at Resthaven

    On 20 February, Resthaven celebrated the graduation of the ‘Transition to Professional Practice Program’ (TPPP) class of 2019. The Resthaven TPPP aims to provide mentoring and practical support to graduate nurses as they transition into a professional aged care environment, building confidence in their skills, and enabling them to provide high quality care to older … Continued

    ‘Well done’ from a friend

    The friend of a former Resthaven Westbourne Park resident recently wrote to express their thanks for the ‘friendly and helpful manner in which I was treated on my visits to your establishment.’ ‘My lovely friend was happy at Resthaven, and I wish to highlight the importance of staff when visitors come.’ ‘I appreciated that nothing … Continued

    85th Anniversary research uncovers historical photo

    To mark Resthaven’s 85th anniversary, Resthaven is working with noted historian, visiting Research Fellow at The University of Adelaide and author, Dr Rob Linn, to update the history book. This revised edition is the third history book he has written. As part of his research into important developments over the past ten years since the 75th … Continued