• COVID-19 Vaccination Information for our Communities

    COVID-19 Vaccinations for Resthaven Residents The COVID-19 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). … Continued

    Jodi shares her story on IDAHOBIT

    On 17 May, International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersex Discrimination and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), Resthaven Coordinator Community Services, Jodi, shares her story as a member of the LGBTI community. Jodi says, ‘I believe, by allowing myself to be visible as a member of the LGBTI community, it can allow others to feel safe and welcomed within … Continued

    Today is International Nurses Day!

    International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.  The theme for 2021 is ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare’. In 2021, the International Council of Nurses seek to show how nursing will look into the future as well as how the … Continued

    No woman left behind this Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and former seamstress, Mrs Ruth Keith, has prepared something special for the ladies of Resthaven Port Elliot. Mrs Keith is the wife of a Resthaven Community Services client, and previously owned a children’s clothing store, hand-making many of the outfits she sold. ‘Ruth explained that she had plenty … Continued

    Visiting Hours – Residential Aged Care Homes

    Mother’s Day, 9 May 2021, visiting hours are 10am to 4pm Current visiting hours at Resthaven residential aged care homes are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am to 4pm Tuesday and Thursday: 10am to 4pm AND 6pm to 8pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 1pm to 5pm Resthaven’s visiting arrangements may change in response to Emergency Management … Continued

    World’s Greatest Shave at Ridgway House

    On 22 April, staff, volunteers and clients got together at Ridgway House for Assistant Manager, Julian Sporne’s, highly anticipated hair colouring day for the World’s Greatest Shave. The idea came from a conversation between Home Support Worker, Bec Marshall, and Julian earlier this year. ‘I have a different hair colour most weeks, and when I … Continued

    Volunteers in top form at the winning post

    National Volunteer Week, from Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd May 2021, is Australia’s opportunity to recognise and celebrate all those who volunteer in Australia. Resthaven recognises and thanks all volunteers for their important contribution. ‘Volunteers engage and connect with people supported by Resthaven in many varied and interesting ways,’ says Stacey Thompson, Manager Volunteer Services. ‘Resthaven Murray Bridge … Continued

    Let’s not forget older Australians

    On Anzac Day we have the opportunity to pay our respect and honour those who served our country during times of conflict. It is a privilege to hear the stories of courage and resilience from people who may now, deservedly, receive aged care and support services. It was pleasing that the government has recognised the … Continued

    Reminiscing on a life well lived

    Each person is an individual and has a story to tell. We spoke with Resthaven Paradise resident, Mr Colin Swensen, who prides his strong work ethic and family values to have carried him through a life well lived. Born and raised in South Australia in 1933, Mr Swensen grew up on the shores of Semaphore, … Continued

    Resthaven Embraces Diversity

    Resthaven Paradise Lifestyle Coordinator, Thuy-Anh Pham, has a passion for aged care, and enjoys the diversity rich environment she works in every day. Commencing in 2018, Thuy-Anh has developed Lifestyle programs that cater to what residents want out of their day-to-day activities. ‘I have always loved people and have got on particularly well with the … Continued

    In preparation for Anzac Day

    On 1 April, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services welcomed the presentation of four large ‘Lest we forget’ signs by Mr David Laing, Secretary for the Royal South Australian Regiment Association. Resthaven Community Services Assistant Manager, Kimberley Lord, received the signs, along with veteran, and Resthaven client, Mr Peter Smith. David had contacted … Continued

    It’s time to show we care about aged care

    The final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is both encouraging and upsetting for the people who currently work, live or receive aged care services. It is pleasing that the report has a strong focus on delivering care into people’s homes, and this has been acknowledged by government. People want … Continued

    A life full of resilience and hard work

    Growing up during World War II, Resident of Resthaven Mitcham, Mrs Patricia McAlinden, has a lot to share from a life full of resilience and hard work. Mrs McAlinden was born on 15 December 1930, one of eight children born in Plymouth, Devon – a seaside resort town in the south-west of England with a … Continued

    Resthaven talks Parkinson’s Disease

    April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – which provides a timely reminder about the importance of acknowledging and educating others about the disease. Resthaven is offering information sessions to educate staff, residents and clients alike. ‘This is the perfect time to educate and reiterate the correct information surrounding the disease, Julie Tansing, Clinical Nurse Workforce Development … Continued

    Social group in Gawler celebrate Easter the european way

    Last week at Resthaven Northern Community Services, clients got a head start on their Easter celebrations by sharing a popular European tradition with the group. On Friday 26 March, the Gawler social group received a hefty egg delivery from the Barossa Farmers Market, ready to use for a festive purpose. ‘Many of our clients are … Continued

    Job security at Resthaven Port Elliot

    Resthaven Port Elliot Care Coordinator, Robyn Dawes, enjoys working with a vibrant team in an unbeatable location. ‘I enjoy coming into work every day and knowing that we all do the best we can do, and the residents, clients and families all see that which is heart-warming,’ Robyn says. ‘I started working here in June … Continued