Community Aged Care Packages
In 1994, Resthaven was one of two organisations to successfully trial a national pilot of Community Aged Care Packages. Resthaven was initially allocated 27 Community Aged Care Packages to trial the program in the north-eastern suburbs. The success of this pilot resulted in packages of care becoming an integral part of the aged care funding model.
Community Services expanded to Marion, Paradise and later to Onkaparinga and the Western suburbs. The Murray Bridge services expanded to Mannum and surrounding areas, the Adelaide Hills, and the Fleurieu Peninsula, with additional services established in the Limestone Coast and Riverland.
Resthaven community care and support options assist approximately 8000 older people to live independently at home and maintain their social connections. Services include social support groups, health and wellbeing programs, professional nursing and allied health services, in-home support and clinical care, planned respite for carers, veteran-specific services and assistance with care and housing.