• Research and Innovation

    Resthaven collaborates with a range of partners, including consumers, on research initiatives to inform and promote good aged care practice.

    We use our findings to:
    • Promote best practice in aged care services and in other care environments
    • Raise the profile of aged care services and influence good social policy
    • Promote positive images of older people
    • Contribute to knowledge about ageing and living as an older person in society
    • Understand the communities we serve as Resthaven

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    Our governance guides:
    • How we prioritise research projects and fund them
    • How we manage research, including managing relationships with collaborators
    • Our links with academia and clinical/technical experts
    • The rigour of research methodologies chosen
    • How we publish and promote research and its outcomes, including how we manage and acknowledge intellectual property

    Research outcomes are published to benefit the community.


    Click here to view our publications from past projects

    On 4 November 2016, a $400,000 building extension and mural project was launched at Resthaven Northern Community Services at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth.

    ‘The mural is a reflection of who we are and our commitment to positive images of older people – affirming their contribution and value to family and the community. It was created with help from Resthaven clients and staff, and local young adults, Bianca, Lauchlan, Cameron and Dylan.’

    Read the story here…


    Research Collaborations

    Resthaven-funded Research:

    • Customer Engagement: What do people want to know about Resthaven?
    • Keeping Older Aboriginal Peoples Strong
    • Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Role in Residential Care

    Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants (ACSIHAG):

    Resthaven-funded Research
    (conducted by Resthaven employees):

    • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in groups for people with dementia
    • Virtual Consultations for community clients
    • Reviewing the approach to managing constipation in older people

    Australian Research Centre – Funded Linkage:

    Industry Collaboration: