• Mini-games at Ridgway House

    On Friday 6 August, Resthaven clients and staff celebrated the 2020-21 Tokyo Olympics by holding their very first mini-games at Resthaven’s Ridgway House. The idea came when staff began sourcing decorations to use during the Olympic Games, as they do for all current events. ‘I am always on top of the decorations, and about a … Continued

    Social connection group finds hidden talent

    Resthaven Northern Community Services Social Connection group holds the first painting class of 2021 and is off to a ‘colourful’ start. ‘Clients of our Northern Social Group have been anticipating our painting class all year, and recently, we held our first session,’ says Kelly Ainsworth, Assistant Manager Resthaven Northern Community Services. ‘Aside from the fun … Continued

    Resthaven opens doors in Goolwa

    In response to continued demand for services for older people across the Fleurieu, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services opened new outreach office at 1 Loveday Street, Goolwa. This is the fourth regional office for the booming community services site, which supports older people to remain living independently in their own homes across … Continued

    COVID Vaccinations for Aged Care Workers

    From 17 September 2021, at least one dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for all residential aged care workers, contractors and volunteers. At this time, it is not mandatory for Home Care Workers. Home Care Workers Although it is not mandatory for home care workers to be vaccinated, Resthaven encourages all … Continued

    From Student to Registered Nurse – Alexey’s Journey

    Flinders University nursing graduate, Alexey Pasynkov, loved his final nursing placement at Resthaven so much that, when he graduated, he applied to work at Resthaven – and was successful! Alexey, who is now a Registered Nurse (RN) at Resthaven Port Elliot, says, ‘At the end of 2020, I did my Flinders University nursing placement at … Continued

    Bookworms Unite at Resthaven Westbourne Park

    In July, Rosie joined the volunteer team at Resthaven Westbourne Park. Rosie’s passions in life, other than family, have always been theatre, reading and writing. With her mother now a resident at Resthaven Westbourne Park, it was these passions that led Rosie to become a volunteer and share her love of books with other bookworms. … Continued

    After 15 years, Community Services Manager Liz steps down

    After 15 years in the job, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services Manager, Liz Southall, is stepping down as manager as she transitions to retirement – leaving this career opportunity open to the right person! Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, says, ‘Whoever takes over from Liz will have big shoes to fill, that’s for … Continued

    Resthaven Acquires Luxury Retirement Village | Aged Care Online

    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.
    SOURCE: Resthaven Acquires Luxury Retirement Village | Aged Care Online

    Mr and Mrs Sykes stay together thanks to Resthaven


    Resident, Mr Stan Sykes, couldn’t have been happier to get into Resthaven Bellevue Heights when he did, to stay t ...

    ‘Four years ago, in October, my wife fell and broke her leg and arm at the same time – fell badly. A room became vacant here for her.’ Not wanting to be apart, Stan then applied for a residential aged care place at Resthaven Bellevue Heights and was delighted when a place became available. ‘I … Continued

    Aged care home residents fly to Portugal without leaving home

    Staff at Resthaven Mount Gambier have had the COVID-safe idea of offering residents a unique travel experience, without the need to purchase a plane ticket. ‘Armchair travel takes residents to faraway places without leaving the site. It provides a sensory experience as well as an opportunity to learn about exotic lands and past and present … Continued

    Homelessness can happen to anyone

    This first week of August, we recognise National Homelessness Week. ‘Homelessness can happen to anyone,’ says Lynn Openshaw, Resthaven Senior Manager Service Development. ‘The State Government’s Future Direction for Homelessness report indicates nearly 20,000 people in South Australia are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.’ ‘The notion of homelessness often recalls the stereotypical image of … Continued