• Cultural Diversity

    Are you from a culturally diverse background? 

    Resthaven is a richly diverse South Australian community founded on the principles of inclusion and unity, embracing and respecting each person’s beliefs, culture, language, background, lifestyle, life experiences and values.

    We support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people through tailored assistance.

    This includes:

    • Working in partnership with each person to understand their unique cultural needs and lifestyle, and co-designing and providing services that are responsive to cultural needs
    • Information and resources in a number of languages. Click here to view a list of publications in other languages. The Google Translate* tool at the top of this website converts the text to the language you prefer.

    Visit ‘Other Languages’ on the My Aged Care website

    How to get started with My Aged Care

    • Information sessions delivered to community groups on a range of topics and services.
    • Interpreter services may be engaged for you. There is a wide variety of languages available. Call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450 to find an interpreter.
    • Services delivered by staff trained in cultural competence, and where possible, matching staff with a similar language and cultural background as the older person.
    • Services delivered by staff who have access to ‘Resthaven Multicultural Programs’, an access point for cultural information, specific cultural services and guidance in providing culturally sensitive services.

    Do you need help in your language?

    Did you know that Resthaven’s employees come from 74 different countries and our clients & residents from 80 countries?’

    31% of our staff are born overseas, with 24% of our staff speaking a language other than English. In fact, there are 56 languages other than English spoken by our staff!

    happy-seniors


    Resthaven Western Community Services Client - Theodore and Manager Franco with iPad

     

    Makironi Gora, Resthaven Marion

    *Please note: Google Translate is a free translation service that provides instant translations between different languages. It uses pattern recognition and the quality of the translation depends on the number of translated documents that are available online. Therefore, the quality may vary between languages. As the translations cannot be considered exact, they should only be used as a rough guide. Resthaven is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate translations in Google Translate.