Resthaven Community Respite Services (Southern Metropolitan Adelaide)
- (08) 8198 2060
- 31/12 Township Road, Marion SA 5043, Australia
Conveniently located in the inner southern suburbs of Adelaide, Resthaven Community Respite Services offers a wide range of in-home support services including home care, respite and social support for older people and their carers.
Community Respite Services offer in-home and respite services to those who live in the inner east and southern Adelaide.
Respite services are available for carers and the older person(s) they care for, including those with short term memory loss. Please note that availability is subject to change at short notice.To sustain your emotional health and wellbeing, we also offer counselling, therapy, carer support and social groups.
Whatever support you require, you can be confident Resthaven staff offer caring, high quality services. We are highly trained and experienced in meeting the needs of older people, including those who have problems associated with memory loss or confusion.
Our cottages prepare fresh homemade meals in each of the wonderfully styled locations found in Adelaide’s inner east and southern areas.
- Carer Support Groups — information, referrals, support groups, social groups, therapy and allied health services and counselling.
- Monday Lads
- Men about Town
- Walking group (with coffee!)
- Eight Ball group: social pool games
- The Shed
- Just Fellas
- Garden Gurus at The Shed
- Card Lovers
- Ladies On The Move
- Thursday Luncheon
- Koffee Club
- In-Home Respite — we come to the home of the person being cared for.
- Day Respite — programs including clubs, small groups, respite for working carers, or extended day respite at one of our home-like cottages.
- Overnight Respite — planned, short-term overnight respite available in a home-style environment in metropolitan Adelaide and country SA.
A My Aged Care referral number is required to access the service.
‘I do a social support program on the weekend. I really value that. You know the weekend can be tough to get support or things to do, so I think that’s really innovative and imaginative… oh… and it’s just really well organised’ — Resthaven client
- Innovative ‘staying at home’ program launched
- Resthaven and Carers SA collaborate in respite
- A little respite for carers of older people
- ‘Respite has been a lifesaver’, says Anne
- Family carer, Stephanie, shares her story during National Carers Week
- 100 years of giving—Mrs Porter shares the key to a happy life
- Love knows no language barriers
- Social group’s heartfelt donation to the community
- Resthaven Community Respite Services welcome Vegepod
- Social group ‘The Shed’ makes a difference
- Volunteer, Sarah, makes a special connection
- Leonie Friedenfelds—Home Support Worker
- Home Support Workers make a difference
- 85th Anniversary celebration at Dunluce Castle
- Summer in July at Resthaven Lane Cottages
- Dementia a shared journey for Rosie and Grant
Resthaven’s Home Support Services provide in-home assistance to help you stay living at home.
Domestic services that will help you around the home include:
- House cleaning
- Light gardening
- Meal preparation
- Shopping and bill paying
- Help with pets
- Minor home maintenance
We assist you in self-care, supporting you in maintaining your independence.
- Dressing and grooming
- Taking or applying medications
- Continence management
We provide respite to support carers, to enable them to sustain their physical and emotional health.
Respite provides carers a break from their caring role and enables them to continue participating in community life, while having the confidence that the person they care for is supported by trained staff. Staff are trained in supporting older people and their carers living with dementia.
Choose from day respite, in-home respite, and overnight respite.
Respite involves many different activities tailored to the client.
Some activities include:
- A meal and chat
- Art and craft
Day Repite includes morning tea and lunch.
If you have an interest and would like to share it with others, please let our friendly staff know and we will work with you to incorporate it within our respite services. Resthaven’s priority is to offer services tailored to the needs and interests of our clients.
Social engagement is provided one on one or in small groups, depending on individual needs and preferences.
Come join us for an outing, activities, or just a cup of tea and a chat.
Contact Resthaven Community Services on 1300 136 633 for more information.
Our social groups have a great time! We regularly travel around Adelaide, always seeing and doing something new.
You can choose to travel with us on an excursion, or join in one of the many activities at the centre, including:
- arts and crafts,
- Men’s Group,
- card and board games.
We work with you to develop activities based on your interests, hobbies and abilities.
Support for people with dementia
Resthaven actively runs support programs for people living with dementia.
These programs are funded by the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), and offer both individual and group activities for people over 65 years living with memory loss, with or without an identified carer.
These tailored programs provide a supportive environment that aim to reduce isolation, strengthen community and social supports, promote wellness and independence, and provide memory support through Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and Brain Training.
Group activities include:
- lunch outings,
- the Cue Club,
- ‘Just Fellas’ men’s excursions,
- Sew, Knit & Chat (Hersey Cottages Marion),
- art groups, and
- ‘The Shed’.
These programs support people living in southern and eastern metropolitan Adelaide.
Parkinson’s Disease Group
The Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups support people and their carers who are suffering from Parkinson’s Disease with both physical and emotional support.
Groups are currently run from Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services, and Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills, and Fleurieu Community Services (Murray Bridge).
The groups undertake balance activities using the Chi Ball, games, education and cognitive speech exercises each week, with regular outings.
Speech Communication Group
Resthaven’s Speech Communication Group supports older people recovering from stroke, surgery or injury that has affected their speech, resulting in aphasia or other problems.
Keeping socially active is imperative to maintaining mental health and wellbeing.
By joining one of Resthaven’s Social Groups, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, go on outings, and enjoy the activities you love with like-minded people.
There are many groups to choose from:
- ‘The Shed’
- Sew, Knit & Chat
- ‘Just Fellas’
- Art groups
- About Town
- Men on the Move
- Girls on the Go
- and many more!
Call 1300 136 633 to find a group to suit you.