• Let’s not forget older Australians | CEO opinion piece

    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

    A Life Full of Resilience and Hard Work | Aged Care Online

    With National Volunteer Week coming up from 17-23 May 2021, Mrs Patricia McAlinden of Resthaven Mitcham shares her story of resilience and hard work – including a thirty-one-year volunteer career.
    SOURCE: A Life Full of Resilience and Hard Work | Aged Care Online

    It’s time to show we care about aged care | CEO opinion piece

    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