• The long-standing couples of Resthaven Leabrook

    This year marks two significant dates for two couples residing at Resthaven Leabrook, making them the longest-stand ...

    In April, Mr and Mrs Middleton celebrated seventy-one years of marriage, with decades of beautiful memories to share. ‘I still remember every detail of my wife walking down the aisle – she looked like an angel,’ says Mr Middleton. ‘We married at the Christchurch Church of England in Mount Barker on 22 April 1950 – … Continued

    Resthaven and Baan Sudthavas talk COVID-19 management success

    Resthaven’s international connection to Thai aged care provider, Baan Sudthavas, continues to provide both organisations with ideas and learning, as we all face the uncertainties of COVID-19. During international concern on vaccine availability, Baan Sudthavas founder, Arnop Chirakiti, reached out to Resthaven’s Senior Manager Service Development, Lynn Openshaw, to ask advice, and share information and … Continued

    Visiting arrangements at Residential aged care homes

    Current visiting hours at Resthaven residential aged care homes: 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 Direction updates which can occur at immediate notice. Changes from 28 July … Continued

    Resthaven acquires luxury retirement village – On Statenborough

    Resthaven’s CEO, Darren Birbeck, is delighted to announce that Resthaven has acquired On Statenborough, an award-winning retirement village at Leabrook to add to Resthaven’s suite of options for older people. Darren says, ‘For Resthaven, the purchase of On Statenborough represents a significant investment in our retirement living portfolio.’ ‘On Statenborough is conveniently located. Just around … Continued

    ‘Aged care is a dynamic sector to work in’, says Annie

    Annie McColl lives out the benefits of working in aged care every day, through her extensive knowledge in the ever-growing sector. Having worked in the industry for thirty years, Annie has gained varied experience and knowledge in the aged care industry, currently working as Care Coordinator at Resthaven Leabrook. ‘I am involved in different areas … Continued

    What really drives behaviour? | CEO Opinion piece

    Why is that we don’t always do the things that we know are good for us? Each year people commit to New Year’s resolutions only to cast them aside months, weeks or even days into the year. Whether our resolution is to exercise more, lose weight, drink less or invest more time in ourselves, we … Continued

    Resthaven partners with Flinders University on dementia program

    Resthaven continues its partnership with Flinders University to further develop the iSupport program, led by Flinders Caring Futures Institute researchers. The Institute has been awarded $1.4 million from the Medical Research Future Fund’s Dementia and Ageing Care Mission, for the next stage of development of the iSupport program. The Partnership in iSupport Program involves providing … Continued

    A month of milestones for Resthaven Mount Gambier

    July has proven a significant month for all at Resthaven Mount Gambier, celebrating both a milestone anniversary with Christmas in July and a staff appreciation event. On 4 July, Resthaven Mount Gambier celebrated its tenth anniversary of being open to the community, providing high quality, residential care to those living in the south east. Resthaven … Continued

    Resthaven Westbourne Park Redevelopment

    Background: Resthaven Westbourne Park at 30 Sussex Terrace was purpose built and opened in 1967 and currently offers residential aged care and respite accommodation for around 126 people who need significant care and support. There have been several upgrades over the years to improve the amenities on site. However, expectations in this new century mean … Continued

    Independence at Home through Restorative Care

    Mr Raymond Artis of Modbury was able to remain living independently at home whilst recovering from a major health setback, thanks to support from the Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) Program. The government-funded STRC program, delivered through Resthaven Northern Community Services, provides short term support for older people to recover from health setbacks and regain their … Continued

    Update on current COVID-19 situation in South Australia

    Under Level 5 stay at home orders,​ South Australia entered into lockdown from 6pm 20 July evening for a period of seven days. Resthaven offers essential services and will continue to do so. Essential workers are allowed to leave home to attend work, and includes anyone who performs work in care services for people with … Continued

    Updated visiting arrangements – Residential aged care homes

    Influenza Vaccination Anyone entering a Residential Aged Care Facility must be vaccinated against 2021 seasonal influenza and have evidence of this with them as proof. (Existing exemption criteria continue to apply.) COVID-19 Immunisation As more than 70% of residents at all Resthaven aged care homes have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, visitor numbers … Continued

    Resthaven clients embark on a new hobby

    Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services ‘social group’ participants, who gather every third Wednesday from 1-3pm at 15B James Street, Mount Gambier, have been working hard on a new craft hobby. ‘This social group began over a year and a half ago, once Resthaven Limestone Community Services expanded their services by opening the Mount Gambier community … Continued

    On Statenborough to come under the wing of Resthaven

    Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck, is delighted to announce that Resthaven has acquired an award-winning retirement vil ...

    Darren says, ‘Resthaven has purchased On Statenborough as a significant investment in our retirement living portfolio.’ ‘On Statenborough is very conveniently located – just around the corner from Resthaven’s landmark site at 336 Kensington Road, Leabrook.’ ‘On Statenborough is an outstanding retirement living development that will complement Resthaven’s existing residential aged care, community and retirement … Continued

    Clients special visit from Old McDonald’s Farm

    On Monday 28 June, the respite group, Chats ’n More, welcomed a special visit from Old McDonald’s Farm. The group at Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services were thrilled to learn of the upcoming visit. Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services Therapy Assistant, Jutta Fresacher says, ‘The group members were so excited that they started … Continued

    ‘Stay busy and happy doing the things you love’ at 100

    Resthaven Leabrook resident, Mrs Isabel Fuller, celebrated her 100th birthday on 24 June this year, and has shared some of the highlights from her life as a career woman. Mrs Fuller grew up in the South Australian town of Redhill with her mother, Gertrude, her father, Frank, and her eight siblings. ‘My mother had a … Continued