• 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

    A ‘Hole in One’ for the Men on the Move social group

    On 21 January 2021, the Resthaven Marion Community Services ‘Men on the Move’ group enjoyed a relaxing day out at the Mount Osmond Golf Club. Social Group Coordinator, Monika Lyckholm, says, ‘The Men on the Move group is all about creating new experiences and revisiting old ones, whilst enjoying the company of others.’ ‘The Mount … Continued

    Resthaven a ‘meaningful place to work’

    Resthaven Malvern Housekeeping Services Assistant, Paige Sumner, thoroughly enjoys her work, saying that ‘staff and residents alike make working here meaningful every day’. Since she began five years ago, Paige has developed a wealth of knowledge in aged care. ‘I started off working in laundry, and moved my way across working in cleaning, kitchen and … Continued

    Visiting Arrangements

    Current visiting arrangements at Resthaven residential aged care homes Visiting times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday: 10 am to 4 pm  AND 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday: 1 pm to 5 pm Sunday and Public Holidays: 1 pm to 3 pm Resthaven’s visiting arrangements may change in response to Emergency … Continued

    A Watchful Wait

    The first few months of 2021 will be a testing time for the aged care sector, waiting for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Recent clusters of COVID-19 in the Eastern states have highlighted the importance of remaining vigilant. For the front-line workers in aged care, this means continuing with visitor screening at residential aged … Continued

    Resthaven Marion Community Services Goodwood Office

    In response to increased demand for services, Resthaven Marion Community Services has opened a new outreach office at 131 Goodwood Road, Goodwood. The new location offers large open areas for client activities, office space for staff, and good rear parking to ensure ease of access for clients. Manager, Lee Bennetts, says, ‘We are excited to … Continued

    ‘If you love what you do, then it’s not work’, says Billie

    Since Billie Garden commenced with Resthaven ten years ago, she has gone from Home Support Worker to Relieving Assistant Manager Community Services – and she still loves her work now just as much as she did when she started. Billie says, ‘I have a real passion for the aged care industry.’ ‘The support I receive … Continued

    Retirement Living Options

    Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Darren Birbeck, says, ‘If you are getting older and considering retirement living, moving to a home that is low-maintenance, safe, secure, with support to remain independent if needed, may be a great option.’ ‘Resthaven offers retirement living at six locations, all co-located on site with a residential aged care home. This … Continued

    Resthaven supports older people to live independently


    ‘I enjoy life very much’, says John

    Resthaven Northern Community Services supports older people living in the northern suburbs to live independently in their own homes. One of these is Mr John Nimmo, who cannot praise his service enough, saying ‘my independence is very important to me’. Amongst the many services that Resthaven Northern Community Services provides, John is especially thankful for … Continued

    85th anniversary celebrations at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    ‘It was the perfect way to celebrate the 85th anniversary, as it reminded us of the great organisation that we are all a part of.’ In December 2020, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park celebrated Resthaven’s 85th anniversary with a day of nostalgia. The day began with morning tea across all areas of the site, with physical distancing … Continued

    Tania is ‘fulfilling Resthaven’s purpose’

    Resthaven Mitcham Personal Care and Lifestyle Assistant, Tania Roberts, enjoys the varied roles she plays in aged care, and the opportunities made available to her – ‘there is nothing else quite as fulfilling as our purpose’, which for Resthaven is ‘Working together: Outstanding care and support for older people and their carers’. ‘The hours work … Continued

    COVID-19 Update – Visiting Arrangements for Resthaven Residential Services

    Resthaven complies with government directions and guidelines in relation to visitors to residential aged care. The South Australian Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 22) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect on 9 January 2021. It provides clear direction relating to Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities. The Direction states that“care and support visit, … Continued

    ‘Resthaven is a place of family for me!’ says Dementia Educator

    Gill Schulze, Resthaven Dementia Educator, has a wealth of knowledge in the aged care field, as well as an extensive knowledge of Resthaven. Whilst still at high school, her first job was working in the kitchen at Resthaven Leabrook. Gill recalls walking to the site straight from school. Her time at Resthaven Leabrook involved Gill … Continued

    A surprise Christmas gift from Woolies

    On Christmas Eve 2020, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Community Services client, Mr Alby Parslow, was delighted to be ‘gifted’ his Christmas shopping by the team at Woolworths Goolwa. Resthaven Home Support Worker, Leah Duke, had taken Mr Parslow shopping at Woolies as part of his home care package service. Mr Parson recalls that his … Continued

    Flexibility is the key-Home Care Package with Resthaven

    ‘I chose Resthaven because I can have flexibility in my life’, says Mrs Cesira Di Pardo. Mrs Di Pardo enjoys a life full of choices, thanks to her Home Care Package with Resthaven Western Community Services. Cesira remembers choosing Resthaven when she was looking for extra help to stay living in her home and she … Continued