• First COVID-19 Vaccinations

    ‘On Thursday 25 February, the first COVID-19 vaccinations for Resthaven took place at Resthaven Port Elliot,’ says Executive Manager Residential Services and Retirement Living, Tina Cooper. ‘Around 70 residents and 25 staff received the vaccination.’ ‘Residents were prioritised, with staff being offered to take up the remainder of the vaccine on hand. Many more staff … Continued

    Big Meet for the future of aged care

    Following the success of the recent Jobs Fair for Big W workers at Monarto (pictured), Resthaven will be at the Big Meet on Friday 12 March 2021 at the Adelaide Convention Centre to talk careers in aged care. If you are a student in the health care sector, this is the perfect opportunity for you … Continued

    For once our elders are being put first

    As the Australian government prepares to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine to people living in aged care homes, disability specific accommodation, and to our frontline workers, the inevitable discussion of choice is being raised. It makes perfect sense to want to protect our loved ones from any future risk or harm. The Therapeutic Goods Administration … Continued

    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 provided to residents through this program is the Pfizer vaccine and all Resthaven aged care homes have had two vaccination … Continued

    COVID-19 Vaccinations Begin at Resthaven

    ‘Resthaven Port Elliot and Resthaven Marion and have been advised as being two of the first South Australian COVID-19 vaccination sites,’ says Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck. ‘Vaccinations of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will take place at Resthaven Port Elliot this Thursday 25 February, followed by Resthaven Marion on Friday 26 February. The site communities have … Continued

    Social Connections Win Hearts

    The Resthaven Northern Community Services ‘Social Connections’ groups need no excuse to celebrate – so when Valentine’s Day came around, they were ready! Manager, Karen Hammond, says, ‘Our three Social Connections groups, who meet weekly on Thursdays or Fridays, are run by two experienced Home Support Workers, Lesley and Avril.’ ‘The groups begin with chair-based … Continued

    Finding a home for ones we love | Sunday Mail

    After navigating the aged-care system for his own elderly relatives, Brad Crouch has compiled a guide to help others planning their loved ones’ next stage of life.
    SOURCE: Sunday Mail INSIGHT Sunday February 21,2021

    ‘I find a lot of joy in the work that I do,’ says Gil

    A few years ago, Gil Briones took over the Registered Nurse Coordinator position at Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services, after studying and working in the Philippines. Gil graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Nursing in the Philippines in 2007, working as a registered nurse for a couple of years, before deciding to begin … Continued

    Chinese New Year at Resthaven Mitcham

    Stepping into the activity room at Resthaven Mitcham on Friday 12 February, was like stepping through a doorway to China. Residents and staff celebrated the Chinese New Year at Resthaven Mitcham with a day of cultural education, and delicious Chinese cuisine. Everywhere you looked, there were hand-crafted Chinese decorations, including hanging lanterns and lotus origami … Continued

    Resthaven affected by Facebook news block

    Resthaven has been affected by the Facebook social media news block occurring in Australia since early yesterday morning. Facebook has blocked all Australian news on its platform, and in doing so, has also impacted many charity sites, including Resthaven. Our experience so far has been that some people can view our Facebook posts, while others … Continued

    Visitor information – Residential Aged Care Homes

    Current visiting hours at Resthaven residential aged care homes are: 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 Management … Continued

    Never too late for love

    A big congratulations to Mr Bryan and Mrs Faye Wormald, who exchanged wedding vows on 1 March 2019, after connecting at Resthaven Northern Community Services. Mrs Wormald, 92, and Mr Wormald, 93, formed a special connection to one another while attending the same social group at Resthaven. ‘We had both attended the group for a … Continued

    It’s a great day for Pancake Day at Resthaven Malvern

    Today, Resthaven Malvern held their annual Pancake Day Brunch for residents and staff to enjoy. Each year, staff from Resthaven’s Head Office visit Resthaven Malvern, to help serve pancakes to residents. The Resthaven Malvern Pancake Day Brunch is quite an event on the calendar, having previously hosted former Channel 10 newsreader, Rebecca Morse, along with … Continued

    Luncheon in the name of love at Resthaven Malvern

    On Friday 12 February, the Valentines of Resthaven Malvern got together in the name of love to enjoy a delicious three-course meal and a glass of wine, provided by the kitchen staff. Over lunch, the couples sat down and shared a few of their secrets to a long and happy relationship! Long-term partners, Caryl Brown … Continued