• ‘Thank you’ from a client

    A Resthaven Marion Community Services client has contacted us to ‘personally express’ their ‘gratitude and thanks for having been able to participate in the [Resthaven Short Term Restorative Care] program.’ The client says, ‘It was organised competently, and run very effectively by the staff at Resthaven Marion Community Services.’ ‘I wish to highlight several specialists … Continued

    Anzac Day across Resthaven

    This week, Resthaven residential and community services sites supported residents and clients to commemorate Anzac Day in a variety of ways. At the residential homes, moving services were held, but in adapted formats, so as to adhere to important social distancing requirements. Displays were created in honour of the ANZACs, with many residents contributing artwork, photographs, and memorabilia. … Continued

    100th birthday celebrated at Resthaven Malvern


    ‘Keeping mum safe’ on her special day

    Many happy returns to Mrs Elizabeth Gould, who celebrated her 100th birthday at Resthaven Malvern on 28 April with a ‘window birthday party’ due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Elizabeth was seated in the front foyer area as her family celebrated outside the window, communicating with a white board and coordinating with the site staff to … Continued

    Knitted Jumpers for Newborns

    Answering an advertisement more than 15 years ago entitled ‘Knitters Alert,’ 86-year-old Joan Barty of Loxton set out on a mission. It was no ordinary request for help; this was an urgent call to knit jumpers for newborn babies in South Africa who had been born with AIDS. For the past 15 years, Mrs Joan … Continued

    Updated visitor guidelines


    Revised measures for COVID‐19 Pandemic Visitor Restrictions

    A further update regarding visitor restrictions in Resthaven residential aged care homes, having given formal regard to the Direction as outlined to by the Chief Executive of the SA Department of Health and Wellbeing in recent days. The Direction is that while protection of residents and staff has to be paramount, this should not be … Continued

    Resthaven announces new CEO

    Resthaven has revealed Darren Birbeck as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the South Australian aged care organisation, taking the place of long-serving CEO, Richard Hearn.
    Source: Resthaven announces new CEO

    From the CEO


    Times of change and renewal

    As I recognised ANZAC Day from home this year, I was reminded of the sacrifice of those brave men and women who have served in times of war. Nurses and the medical corps play an important caring role throughout these conflicts. The first ANZACs fought for our country in the first World War. Those who … Continued

    Corporate Ladder: your weekly guide to executive appointments

    Last month, InDaily reported Resthaven Chief Executive Officer,Richard Hearn, would retire as CEO from the aged care facility after 26 years. Resthaven has since found Hearn’s replacement – Resthaven manager of governance and corporate services Darren Birbeck.

    Source: Corporate Ladder: your weekly guide to executive appointments