• ‘Farewell’ – From the CEO

    Today, I farewell Resthaven after 34 years, 27 of those as CEO. I wish to acknowledge my appreciation of the valued relationships and kindred spirit of the many individuals I have had the good fortune to work with over time. I wish incoming Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck, all the best, and trust his experience will … Continued

    A new look for Resthaven Leabrook

    Early this year, work began on upgrading the reception and foyer, managers and administration offices at Resthaven Leabrook. The final stage was handed over on Thursday 30 April, and Emmet O’Donovan, Manager Building and Capital Works, says ‘The whole area looks fantastic.’ ‘I’m really pleased with the result, especially because residents, their families, as well … Continued

    National Palliative Care Week 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus the importance of timely and effective palliative and end-of-life care. This week, 24 May to 30 May 2020, is National Palliative Care Week, with the theme, ‘It’s more than you think.’  This year we are encouraged to focus on celebrating those who work and volunteer in palliative care … Continued

    Consider health and support needs

    Thus far, the response to COVID-19 in South Australia has been exceptional in limiting the transmission of the virus. This achievement reflects the hard work of all those working in health and aged care services, the key leadership of state health authorities, who have responsibility for the overarching public health response, and the implementation of … Continued

    Updates to the State Emergency Management Directions – COVID-19

    The South Australian Police Commissioner has updated the Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 4) Direction 2020, with changes effective today. The current daily visiting times of between 1pm and 3pm remain in place. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation to ensure that all the required screening is completed appropriately prior to your visit. … Continued

    Alison and Mary stay connected

    Volunteer, Alison, is staying connected with people living at Resthaven Craigmore, replacing her usual in person visits with twice weekly telephone calls instead. Alison, who has volunteered at Resthaven Craigmore for almost four years, made the decision to not attend the home during the COVID-19 pandemic, to protect the health of residents. However, this wasn’t … Continued

    40 Year Volunteer Celebrated

    This week, Resthaven volunteer, Dawn Schaefer, was celebrated for her 40 years of volunteer service with a surprise visit from the Resthaven bus! Dawn, who has supported Resthaven Marion since 1980, and has been staying home for the last couple of months, as recommended, during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this wasn’t going to stop Resthaven … Continued

    Measures for COVID-19 pandemic

    Visiting Arrangements and Screening

    Older people are more susceptible to contracting and being seriously affected by COVID-19. As we all adapt to the current environment, Resthaven has restricted visitor access to our residential aged care services in line with the SA Police Commissioner’s Directions. Each resident may have only one visit per day by one or two visitors together … Continued