• Retirement Living

    Cooking in the kitchenClick below to view our Frequently Asked Questions about Retirement Living at Resthaven.

    Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?

    Contact our Retirement Living Coordinator on (08) 8370 3756, or email retirement@resthaven.asn.au.

     

    Find out about Retirement Living at Resthaven

    Eligibility for retirement unit or apartment requires the applicant to be aged 60 years or older, independent, and undergo a medical assessment.

    SA Housing Trust rental units have other prerequisites. Contact the SA Housing Trust for more details https://dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/housing-sa

    Except for the rental units, Resthaven retirement units are acquired on a ‘Licence to Occupy’ basis, with market values set by an independent, qualified property valuer every 12 months.

    Resthaven’s retirement units are regulated by South Australian law, via the Retirement Villages Act 2016 and the Retirement Villages Regulations 2017.

    Learn more about costs and how to apply to live in a Resthaven retirement unit or apartment 

    You are required to pay a fortnightly maintenance fee, payable in advance.

    This fee covers council rates, gardening, sewer and water rates (within limitations), administration expenses, repairs and maintenance of buildings and plant.

    No, unfortunately you cannot bring your pets.

    All units have a car park and most have a small garden area.

    The Retirement Living Coordinator conducts regular tours of Resthaven’s retirement living accommodation, and is always happy to help with any questions you may have.

    Just click the site tour tab on one of these locations

    Or call the Retirement Living Coordinator on (08) 8370 3756, email retirement@resthaven.asn.au.

    No. As your agreement is Licence to Occupy, this means you do not own the ‘bricks and mortar’ of the property.

    Any maintenance or upgrades must be requested through the maintenance manager.

    Yes, you will be responsible for your own personal contents and public liability insurance.

    You are responsible for your own utility accounts, including electricity, gas, telephone, internet and emergency call bell if required.

    No. There is no provision for boats or caravans.

    Yes, you are encouraged to maintain your lifestyle after moving into a retirement unit.

    If you intend to be away for an extended period, please let reception know of the dates you will be away.

    Maintenance fees continue to be charged while you are away.

    Resthaven Community Services offers home care services to those living in retirement living for when they need some extra help.

    You may access our in-home support services for an affordable fee. This may include support with household tasks, personal care, shopping, meal preparation, and other support as negotiated.

    Click here for more information about in-home support and care.

    For government funded home care, contact Resthaven Community Services on 1300 136 633. We’ll facilitate your My Aged Care or ACAT referral.

    Don’t want to wait for assessment? Call Resthaven Community Services on 1300 136 633 and ask us about our full fee Affordable Private Service, ‘Lifestyle Choices Plus’, or click here for more information.

     

    Yes. To determine your eligibility, contact Resthaven Community Services on 1300 136 633. We’ll facilitate your My Aged Care or ACAT referral.

    Retirement living residents who have a current ACAT assessment for residential respite may be able to access a period of respite at one of our residential care homes.

    Click here for more information about Support for Carers

    All retirement living residents have priority placement into Resthaven residential services when their circumstances change.

    Find out more about residential care at Resthaven

    Approximately 8% of the South Australian population make a deliberate decision to downsize to a communal or village setting. People of all ages are attracted to retirement living. The great majority choose to move from age 60 years onward. A number of individuals choose this option in their 70s and 80s. They are all active and positive contributors to their community and activities of life, responsible for their own shopping, household tasks such as laundry, cleaning and meals. They are not restricted in what they choose to do each day.

    Quite the opposite.

    Moving into retirement living when you’re fit and healthy, means you can fully enjoy the community and lifestyle. You can associate with others as little, or as much as you please, it’s up to you.

    Many people comment that they should have moved earlier.

    You won’t need to worry about the responsibilities of ongoing home maintenance, security concerns, or the cost and effort of taking care of a large home.

    There is also peace of mind, knowing that in-home care and support can be provided if required, and access to community services and wellness groups.

    Retirement villages comprise both not-for-profit and privately owned groups. Both offer good quality options.

    As in any market environment, people need to research their options carefully and understand what a village offers, accommodation prices, the refund value given on departure and how this is calculated, what extra costs may be identified after vacating the village, maintenance fees, what services are included and what additional services may cost.

    Retirement living residents are covered by protections under the Retirement Villages Act; Resthaven recommends people ensure a village is covered under this Act and understand the terms of their agreement with their provider.

    Find out more about your options and how to apply for a retirement unit or apartment at Resthaven

    Retirement living means living independently in a village-like atmosphere.

    Our retirement villages are diverse in size; from small clusters of units, to large groups of units with community facilities nearby. Some offer residential aged care co-located on site.

    As with any shared setting (such as community or strata title apartment settings) there are rules to consider prior to deciding to move.

    Downsizing from a family home can be difficult at first, but many find it liberating, and financially advantageous.

    Retirement villages take care of gardens and maintenance, allowing more time for enjoyable activities, peace of mind, security, social interaction and a community of like-minded people.

    Retirement living is not to be confused with a residential aged care home (formerly known as a nursing home), which caters for people needing high levels of care and support in a 24 hour staffed environment. An assessment through My Aged Care is required to be eligible for this level of care.

    All Resthaven Independent Living options are co-located on site with a residential aged care home, making a transition easier if needed in the future for yourself or a partner.

    Should additional support be needed in a retirement village, home support services can be accessed that maximise independence and quality of life. Support may include personal care, cooking, cleaning and medication management.


    Residential Care

    Click below to view our Frequently Asked Questions about Residential Care at Resthaven.

    Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?

    Contact our Accommodation Enquiries team on (08) 8373 9113 or email: accommodation@resthaven.asn.au.

    Resthaven’s residential care homes provide accommodation and support for older people who can no longer live at home, for a variety of reasons.

    As each person’s situation is different, please contact our Accommodation Enquiries team on (08) 8373 9113 for an obligation free chat.

    Aged care fees are subsidised by the Australian Government. However, as with all aged care services, you are expected to contribute to the cost of care if you can afford to do so.

    You won’t be denied accommodation if you can’t afford it.

    All accommodation payments are means tested, and will be one of the following:
    • NO COSTS. If your income and assets are below a certain amount, the Australian Government will pay your accommodation costs.
    • If you are required to pay part of the accommodation costs, the Australian Government will pay the rest.
    • You are required to pay the full cost of your accommodation.

    Click here to visit the Financial Information for Residential Care.

    Click here to view the Residential Care Fee Estimator page on My Aged Care.

    Resthaven will help you to apply in any way we can.

    Our Accommodation Enquiries team will provide you with information and support to ensure a smooth transition to residential care.

    Contact us on (08) 8373 9113, and we’ll facilitate your ACAT assessment with My Aged Care.

    Resthaven Residential Enquiry

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    The decision to move into residential care is usually brought on by a gradual or rapid change in your circumstances.

    There are many aspects to consider before moving into aged care.

    This can include location, priority and timeframes, which may be determined by circumstances.

    Our Accommodation Enquiries team will provide you with information and support to inform your enquiries about residential care.

    Contact us on (08) 8373 9113.

    You are welcome to  bring your own furniture, as long as it fits comfortably in your room.

    Resthaven can supply a limited amount of furniture if you require it.

    You may bring your own bed if it is single size with casters, but this will need to be discussed beforehand with the manager regarding safety needs.

    Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate personal pets.

    Yes.

    Our sites undergo regular accreditation processes by the Australian Government body, the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.

    You can view the most recent status of Resthaven facilities (and other organisations) with regard to the aged care standards at www.accreditation.org.au.

    All Resthaven homes offer regular tours.

    Please visit the Tours tab in each Care Home listing to contact the site to check dates and make a booking.

    Click here to browse our Care Homes

    We offer limited accommodation for couples.

    Please contact our Accommodation Enquiries team on (08) 8373 9113 to discuss your specific situation.

    The first step is to speak with the staff.

    The manager may be able to assist if necessary. We can arrange an interpreter for you if required.

    Next, you (or your advocate) should speak with a senior member of staff, the manager or coordinator.

    An alternative forum for open discussion is offered through the regular residents, clients and advisory committee meetings.

    Should you feel an issue or concern remains unresolved, write to the:

    Chief Executive Officer
    Resthaven Incorporated
    PO Box 327, Unley SA 5061
    Facsimile: (08) 8373 0976
    Telephone: (08) 8373 0211
    Email: headoffice@resthaven.asn.au

    You can also call Resthaven on (08) 8373 9000 during office hours, fill out a feedback form, titled, ‘We’d like to hear from you’ (available at all Resthaven locations), or contact us through the website.

    Visit our Feedback page

    We will respond as soon as possible, and inform you of how we are responding to your concerns. Please be assured that all matters will be treated with discretion. We respect your privacy, and will only use personal information for the primary purpose of responding to your issue.

    We encourage you to bring your concerns or suggestions to our attention in the first instance.

    Alternatively, you may seek independent advice from an external advocate.

    The Aged Care Complains Commissioner has a range of resources to help you to raise a concern or complaint. It is a free service.  Ph: 1800 550 552

    Visit the website

    The Aged Rights Avocacy Service (ARAS) has been supporting older people in South Australia to uphold their aged care and human rights for over 25 years.

    Ph: (08) 8232 5377 or 1800 372 310

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    The wellbeing of residents is of utmost importance.

    Resthaven ensures a high quality service by measuring many clinical aspects of care in our eleven residential homes. These include skin health, minimising use of restraint, and weight loss.

    Skin becomes more fragile as we age.

    Pressure sores can be an issue in older people with circulation issues or mobility limitations. Resthaven collects data relating to pressure sores monthly at each site, and quarterly at a corporate level.

    Resthaven Residential Services promotes a restraint-free approach.

    Restraints, such as bed rails or door codes, are only ever used as a last resort, when a person may harm themselves or others, experience loss of dignity, or damage property. Restraint is monitored quarterly across all residential sites.

    Making decisions about restraint in aged care – A guide to understanding restraint

     

    Reports relating to skin health and restraint are provided to the corporate Manager Residential Services and Care Coordinators, as well as to the corporate Quality Work Health Safety Committee, and the Board Governance Committee. Additionally, processes related to these clinical health areas are monitored through corporate audit processes.

    Weight loss is another issue that people may face as their bodies’ age.

    Resthaven has a number of procedures and processes in place to identify, monitor and manage any resident’s unplanned weight loss or gain, which may include referral to external allied health practitioners as required. Processes have been developed in consultation with the contracted Dietitian, and those related to management of residents’ unplanned weight loss are monitored through corporate audit processes.


    Living at Home

    Click below to view our Frequently Asked Questions about Home Care at Resthaven.

    Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?

    Contact Community Services on 1300 136 633 or email community@resthaven.asn.au.

    Resthaven offers a wide range of home care services which are widely accessible, and delivered in your own home.

    We work with you to choose what support would enable you to continue living at home.

    You may choose to receive support with household tasks, home maintenance, shopping, social activities, keeping healthy, personal care and nursing care.

    Click here to read more about Home Care Services

    Did you know you can access affordable home services without assessment or eligibility testing?

    Resthaven’s Lifestyle Choices Plus delivers tailored services when and where you want it, with no waiting!

    Click here to find out more about Lifestyle Choices Plus

    Anyone over 65 is eligible to apply for Home Care Services if they have a My Aged Care and/or ACAT referral.

    We also offer specialised services to those who are:
    • Aged 65 years and over
    • Living with dementia {link to dementia care}
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are aged 50 years and over
    • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) {link to multiculturalism & advocacy}
    • Veterans of the Australian or allied defence force, including their spouse, widow or widower {link to veterans’ support}
    • Located in rural or remote areas
    • Financially or socially disadvantaged
    • Homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless
    • Care leavers (including Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and Stolen Generations)
    • Parents separated from their children by forced adoption or removal
    • People from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans/transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities.

    All applicants must apply through My Aged Care.

    Call Resthaven now on 1300 136 633, and we’ll facilitate your My Aged Care or ACAT referral.


    Did you know you can access affordable home services without assessment or eligibility testing?

    Resthaven’s Lifestyle Choices Plus delivers tailored services when and where you want it, with no waiting!

    Click here to find out more about Lifestyle Choices Plus

    My Aged Care was established by the Australian Government to help people navigate the aged care system, giving you more choice, control, and easier access to a full range of aged care services in the one place.

    Applications to all aged care services, including home care and residential services, require application to the My Aged Care website to create your own personal client record. Your client record includes your contact details and any assessment information, including ACAT referrals, which can be passed onto the service provider.

    We can help facilitate your My Aged Care application process. Call Resthaven Community Services on 1300 136 633.

    Home care services are based on a fee for service. The amount you need to contribute depends on your income and the number of services you require.

    These services are partly funded by the Australian Government. Costs will vary, but are designed to be affordable.

    Click here to visit the Financial Information page

    To apply, call Resthaven Community Services now on 1300 136 633, and we’ll facilitate your My Aged Care or ACAT referral.

    From 27 February 2017, the Government’s ‘Increasing Choice in Home Care’ came into effect.

    This means, if you want to choose Resthaven to deliver your services, you will not need to reapply—you can take your package with you.

    Contact Resthaven Community Services on 1300 136 633 for more information.

    Click here to request a call back

    If you are not eligible for a government-funded package, you can still access these services on a full fee for service basis via our Affordable Private Services program, Lifestyle Choices Plus.

    Click here to find out more about Lifestyle Choices Plus

    Call Resthaven Community Services now on 1300 136 633 for more information.

    Resthaven offers home care services across metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, the Limestone Coast and the Fleurieu Peninsula, so there may be a service available near you!

    Find a Service near you

    Call Resthaven Community Services now on 1300 136 633. We’ll facilitate your My Aged Care or ACAT referral.

    Waiting lists generally apply for home care vacancies, and must be facilitated through My Aged Care. Waiting times vary considerably, so we encourage you to enquire.

    Call Resthaven Community Services on 1300 136 633. We’ll facilitate your My Aged Care or ACAT referral.

    When you apply for home care through My Aged Care, you are assessed by professionals to determine the level of supportive care that is right for you.

    Receiving your services from Resthaven ensures that you are connected with caring and knowledgeable coordinators, who monitor your care plan on a regular basis and adjust support as your needs change.

    Call Resthaven Community Services on 1300 136 633 for more information.

    Short term residential respite is available for up to 63 days per person per year, often taken in blocks of about two weeks or more.

    Community respite for carers of older people is also available, either in the person’s home, in groups and in centres.

    Visit the Support for Carers page for more information

    Call Resthaven on 1300 136 633. We’ll facilitate your My Aged Care or ACAT referral.

    If you believe a change to your services would be beneficial, contact your coordinator or Resthaven Community Services on 1300 136 633.

    If your circumstances are such that you are not eligible for a government-funded package, you can still access Resthaven services on a full fee for service basis via our Affordable Private Services program, Lifestyle Choices Plus.

    Call Resthaven Community Services now on 1300 136 633 for more information.

    Consumer Directed Care (CDC) is a way of delivering services that gives you more choice and control over the types of care and support you receive, how care is delivered and who delivers it to you.

    With CDC, you have more opportunity to decide how the allocated funds in your home care package are used.

    • You will know the budget allocated to your home care package,
    • You will receive a statement so you can see your available funds,
    • You can see how your budget is being spent on the services you have requested.

    Click the link below to download more information about Consumer Directed Care.

    FAQ Consumer Directed Care

    Resthaven is committed to supporting and protecting the rights of all clients while recognising clients’ responsibilities.

    This commitment is part of our ongoing aim to deliver high quality services that meet the needs of the people who we support to live independently at home.

    Like all service providers, Resthaven is required to meet standards in the way that services are delivered, and meet your needs. We also have a responsibility to make sure that you know your rights and responsibilities.

    Your rights and responsibilities are detailed in the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities for Home Care (click the link below to download).

    Charter of Rights and Responsibilities for Home Care