One year ago, Mrs Noela Long moved to Resthaven Leabrook from interstate, to be near her son and his family.
Since then, Resthaven has ‘made it home’ for Mrs Long, allowing her independence beyond what she envisaged.
‘I get out of bed and shower in the morning, make my own bed and tidy up my own room – this has been important to me,’ says Mrs Long.
‘I don’t think people understand residential aged care from outside. I think they think, “Oh, you’re in there and you’re a poor thing.” That’s not true. If you’re going to be in a place, this is the one to be in.’
‘We have bus trips, which I just love. I go to everything that’s on, because I can, and I think I should. So, I’m very happy here!’
‘I would recommend this place to anybody. I’d bring my own family in here in a minute.’
Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.
Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.