• New manager brings 25 years of aged care experience

    New manager brings 25 years of aged care experience

    New Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services Manager, Theresa Connor, is looking forward to sharing her 25 years of aged care experience to continue to support older people to live independently in their own homes throughout the Limestone Coast.

    Resthaven coordinates in-home care, social groups, and respite for carers, via their three offices at Gordon Street, Naracoorte; George Street, Millicent; and James Street, Mount Gambier.

    Theresa, who commenced with Resthaven in June 2023, has ‘a strong interest in supporting people to live independently and well.’

    ‘I believe that it is very important to a person’s emotional wellbeing to be supported in their choices in their own home.’

    ‘I decided to come and work for Resthaven because of their strong values of trust, dignity, and choice, and the way in which they put clients at the centre of all that they do.’

    One of the ways in which Resthaven provides continuity of care to clients is by supporting staff retention and wellbeing. One of Theresa’s first tasks as Manager was to celebrate the service milestones of Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services staff at an appreciation dinner on 5 July.

    Four staff were celebrating ten years of service, and one staff member 15 years.

    The dinner was also attended by Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck; Resthaven Board President, Mark Porter; and Manager Residential Services, Belle Kerr.

    Belle manages Resthaven Mount Gambier, Resthaven’s residential aged care home at Elizabeth Street, Mount Gambier. Five staff from the aged care home celebrated their milestones this year, all with ten years of service.

    Theresa was delighted to discover that Resthaven holds these dinners every year to acknowledge and celebrate staff milestones.

    ‘It is important that Resthaven acknowledges the work that staff do. Staff really appreciate this.’

    The group is pictured above at the Commodore Hotel in Mount Gambier.

    The Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services team is here to support you. To find out more about the services they provide, phone 08 8762 4389.