Statement of Purpose
Working together: outstanding care and support for older people and their carers.
Resthaven acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which its services are delivered. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future.
Resthaven is a richly diverse community, founded on the principles of inclusion and unity, embracing and respecting each person’s beliefs, culture, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, lifestyle, life experiences and values.
Resthaven’s Diversity Action Plan reflects our commitment to being an inclusive organisation.
In the early years of South Australia’s settlement, services for the elderly were very limited. Resthaven was established by the Methodist Church in 1935, during the Great Depression, when many frail elderly people relied on Christian charity to survive.