• 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

    Australian tennis champion at Resthaven Mitcham

    Living through the ‘golden age’ of Australian tennis, Mrs Pam Wearne, now a resident of Resthaven Mitcham, shares some of her fondest memories of her extraordinary career. Born and raised in Melbourne, Mrs Wearne grew up with a passion for playing tennis. ‘I have played tennis for as long as I can remember. I had … Continued

    Visitor Information for upcoming public holidays

    Upcoming Public Holidays visiting hours are: Easter Good Friday 2 April                              11 am to 3 pm Easter Sunday 4 April                          11 am to 3 pm Easter Monday 5 April                          11 am to 3 pm Anzac Day 26 April       … Continued

    Harmony at Resthaven Community Services

    From 15-21 March 2021, the Resthaven Paradise & Eastern Community Services staff celebrated their diversity with celebrations throughout Harmony Week. Manager, Leah Wills, says, ‘The Resthaven Paradise & Eastern Community Services staff team come from near and far, with countries of origin including Iran, Philippines, China, India, Wales, Bangladesh, Spain, South Africa and Pakistan.’ ‘We … Continued

    International connection with Thai Aged Care provider remains strong

    Resthaven’s long-standing relationship with Thailand aged care provider, Baan Sudthavas, remains strong, with residents delighted to receive a recent photo update of gifts they made and sent to Thailand for Christmas. Resthaven and Baan Sudthavas began their reciprocal relationship in 2015, bonding over a shared vision of providing not for profit aged care to older … Continued

    Bungee jumping Mr Thompson turns 100

    A big happy birthday to Resthaven Malvern resident, Mr Ian Thompson, who is celebrating his 100th milestone birthday on 3 April 2021. Having only moved into residential care in 2020, Mr Thompson has lived an extraordinary life, full of adventure and love. ‘My mother was born in Scotland while my father in England, but I … Continued

    An interesting career in aged care

    Newly appointed Residential and Retirement Living Support Coordinator, Kerry Amberg, began her career in aged care in 2005 at Resthaven’s Head Office – starting as a Claims Administrator in Finance and working her way into the Support Coordinator role for Residential Services and Retirement Living. ‘Working in the varied roles that I have held over … Continued

    National Advance Care Planning Week

    Be prepared

    ‘Be prepared’, the scout’s motto, rings true for many things in life – and death. Planning for our health future is important for everyone. This week is National Advance Care Planning Week. Advance care planning is a conversation about how we wish to be treated under circumstances in which we are not able to speak … Continued

    Flying High to Combat Social Isolation | Aged Care Online

    Resthaven Community Respite Services‘ ‘Men About Town’ and ‘Just Fellas’ are tackling social isolation head on – and their activity on Wednesday 17 March, 2021, was their boldest one yet.
    SOURCE: Flying High to Combat Social Isolation | Aged Care Online

    Living Resthaven’s values every day

    Relieving Manager Residential Services, Jane Abbot, has recently celebrated her decade long career with Resthaven – sharing her first-hand experiences working in aged care, and the continued growth of the organisation. Starting her career as a Registered Nurse over thirty years ago, Jane spent some time experiencing the hustle of hospital work, before making her … Continued

    Work at Resthaven Port Elliot

    Seaside Dreaming at Resthaven Port Elliot

    ‘Resthaven Port Elliot is an open, bright and airy home that is modern, with a touch of seaside ambience, unlike any aged care home I have come across before. It genuinely feels like a seaside home,’ says Manager Residential Services, Simon Blair. Resthaven Port Elliot caters to Independent Living, Community Services and Residential Care. ‘When … Continued

    Social group at Northern Community Services

    Family Connections at Northern Community Services

    On 11 March, the Resthaven Northern Community Services social group delved into their family histories – with a ‘social connections’ twist! Manager, Karen Hammond, says, ‘We started the day with our usual gentle exercise class, led by Home Support Worker, Lesley.’ ‘After this, it was time for our activity of the day, which, this week, … Continued

    ‘The guilt is gone’, says Registered Nurse Julie

    Over the past few years, Julie Smith’s experience both as a Registered Nurse at Resthaven and as a family member, has given her a well-rounded view of Resthaven Craigmore. Julie began working for Resthaven Craigmore in 2018, primarily as a Documentation Nurse, after an already impressive nursing career surpassing 40 years. ‘I started my career … Continued

    Resthaven Western Community Services newest veggie patch

    From Sarajevo to Woodville

    Since 2014, Resthaven Western Community Services Coordinator, Rebecca Bratovich, has been collecting tomato seeds from all over the world. After years of growing her impressive collection, Rebecca saw the opportunity to start a veggie patch for Resthaven Western Community Services clients and staff to grow and enjoy. ‘The original tomato seeds I collected, had travelled … Continued

    Authentic Friendship

    In the ancient Greek that I learned at theological college, there are seven words for love. The notion of love that I have for residents at Resthaven is from the word ‘philia’. Briefly translated, it means ‘authentic friendship’. That notion of authentic friendship is what, I believe, is at the heart of each staff member … Continued

    World Day of Prayer at Resthaven

    Today, Christians from all around the world are celebrating World Day of Prayer – and that is no exception at Resthaven Paradise and Resthaven Leabrook. Starting as an ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative, World Day of Prayer’s motto is ‘informed prayer and prayerful action’. Today, this date continues to be a time for promoting action to … 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: 1 pm to 3 pm Upcoming public holidays visiting hours are: Monday 8 March –  Adelaide Cup Day … Continued