• Will aged care see the funding it was promised?

    It is almost a year since the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released its final report, which was the culmination of 28 months of work, with over 10,500 submissions. In May 2021, the Australian Government announced a $17.7 billion aged care reform package over five years. The aged care reform was built … Continued

    The Facts

    Resthaven prides itself on providing outstanding care and support for older people and their carers. Recent misleading and biased reporting in the mainstream media is most disappointing. I’d like to provide some background and correct any misconceptions that may have been caused by an article that implied that Resthaven’s senior leaders are profiting from the … Continued

    Carers need time out – ask us!

    Resthaven has a range of respite options to support people who care for someone to have a break from their caring role. How to tell if you are a ‘recognised’ carer: Do you provide daily support to a person without being paid? If you did not provide this support, would this person be unable to … Continued

    100th Birthday Wishes

    ‘It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you handle it,’ says centenarian, Mrs Jean Croxton. On 29 December 2021, Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services client, Mrs Phyllis ‘Jean’ Croxton, celebrated her 100th birthday in the comfort of her home. ‘I was born in 1921, growing up with five brothers and two sisters in Norwood,’ she … Continued

    ‘Hooked on Book’ club begins at Resthaven

    Resthaven Northern Community Services is proud to present a new initiative, the ‘Hooked on Book’, book club! Manager, Karen Hammond, says, ‘Clients were very excited to trial this social group in December, working in conjunction with the Book Club Program at Playford Council.’ ‘To kick things off, we met at the Playford Library, where participating … Continued

    Resthaven Community Respite Services welcome Vegepod

    In December, Resthaven Community Respite Services installed a much-anticipated Vegepod at their respite cottage, Ridgway House, at 36 Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park. The Vegepod was purchased with support from the CCI Purchasing Group, which supports not-for-profits such as Resthaven to save money by buying in bulk. Community Respite Services Manager, Carole Philp, says, ‘Clients here … Continued

    Garden upgrade commences at Resthaven

    In December, Resthaven Northern Community Services began their long-anticipated garden upgrade. Manager, Karen Hammond, says, ‘The current garden requires a lot of hands-on work to upkeep it, which has proved to be unsustainable.’ ‘Our client gardening group, who enjoyed the upkeep, have now decided it’s time to make the gardening simpler, and make the communal … Continued