• COVID-19

    Visiting arrangements at Resthaven Residential aged care homes

    The following visiting times currently apply for visitors to all Resthaven Residential aged care homes: Visiting hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am to 4pm Tuesday and Thursday: 10am to 4pm AND 6pm to 8pm Saturday: 1pm to 5pm Sundays: 1pm to 3pm January Public Holidays (including New Years Day and Australia Day): 10am to 4pm  Christmas Day … Continued

    COVID-19 Update – Easing of Visitor Restrictions

    The updated South Australia Emergency (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 17) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect on Monday 14 December. The key changes in the Direction include: An easing of visitor restrictions: There is no restriction to the number of care and support visits a resident may receive in a day. There is no … Continued

    COVID-19 Update to public activities Direction

    An update has been made to public activity restrictions in South Australia which applies to Retirement Living and Community Services. The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 15) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect Friday 4 December.   Masks in health care settings All people in health care settings must wear a mask (covering mouth and … Continued

    COVID-19 Update-Visiting arrangements at residential aged care homes

    Resthaven’s visiting arrangements may change in response to Emergency Management Direction updates, which can occur at immediate notice. There are mandatory entry requirements. The current Emergency Management Direction allows each resident one visit of up to two visitors per day together, with an additional care and support visit on compassionate grounds being available following approval … Continued

    Face Masks now Required

    On 1 December 2020, the South Australian Emergency Management Directions were updated. Information about changes to Directions can be found at: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/response The key change for residential aged care services in the new Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 15) (COVID19) Direction is that everyone onsite at a residential aged care home (excluding residents and children … Continued

    Update on current COVID-19 situation and visiting

    South Australians have had a very challenging week, with many changes to our daily lives due to the COVID-19 cluster in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. On 21 November, the SA Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 14) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect. In response, the following decisions are in effect: Visiting Arrangements: Visiting will … Continued

    COVID-19 ‘circuit breaker’

    As of midnight tonight, the state government is introducing a six-day ‘circuit-breaker’ set of restrictions across South Australia in order to attempt to control the current cluster of COVID-19 from escalating further. All South Australians are advised to follow the directive to stay at home over the next six days from midnight tonight. Resthaven provides … Continued

    COVID-19 Update – Visiting Resthaven residential aged care homes

    Visitors are restricted at all Resthaven Residential Aged Care Homes until further notice. We apologise for the immediacy of this decision, made due to advice from South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier, that there are new cases of COVID-19 as a result of community spread. The situation is changing rapidly and we … Continued

    COVID-19 Update – Visiting Resthaven residential aged care homes

    The South Australia Emergency (Residential AgedCare Facilities No 12) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect on 5 November 2020. The changes in the above Direction include: There is no longer a restriction to the number of visits a resident receives on a particular day, A person visiting a resident may enter the home when they: … Continued

    Ministerial Announcement at Resthaven Malvern

    Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck, says, ‘On Thursday 5 November, Resthaven Malvern was delighted to host a press conference by the Minister for Health & Wellbeing, The Hon Stephen Wade, about the latest changes to the emergency management directions relating to residential aged care homes.’ ‘The press conference was attended by television crews from all major … Continued

    COVID-19 Update – Visiting Resthaven residential aged care homes

    Current visiting arrangements at Resthaven: Visiting hours are: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm Weekends and Public Holidays between 1 pm – 3 pm  All visitors must comply with the entry requirements and visitor restrictions as required by the South Australian (SA) Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) No. 11) (COVID-19) Direction 2020, enacted … Continued

    COVID-19 Update-Residential Care

    Visiting Resthaven residential aged care homes Current visiting arrangements at Resthaven: Visiting hours are: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm Weekends and Public Holidays between 1 pm – 3 pm  All visitors must comply with the entry requirements and visitor restrictions as required by the South Australian (SA) Emergency Management (Residential Aged … Continued

    Community Services – COVID-19 Update

    Resthaven Community Services continue to support people living at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed the way we live. To help keep us safe, it is likely that our lives will be different for a while. For everyone’s safety, Resthaven complies with the South Australian Police Commissioner’s Directions under the Emergency Management Act 2004 … Continued

    Older people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect

    Protecting the most frail, vulnerable, older individuals who need specialised and complex care and support in residential care is a major concern for our society, not just aged care providers. As our population ages, the need for these services will continue to grow, and it is imperative that we meet this demand with high-quality care. … Continued

    COVID-19 Update – Residential Care

    Planning and preparation for notification of a confirmed COVID-19 positive person at a Resthaven residential home From observing events elsewhere in Australia and globally, we are all aware that the impact of a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result can be very significant for a residential aged care home community. Resthaven continues to regularly review the … Continued

    Stay vigilant and safe!

    The COVID-19 outbreaks in aged care homes in Victoria and New South Wales are a sobering reminder that we must all stay vigilant during this pandemic. Recent events demonstrate how rapidly circumstances can change. We cannot afford to become complacent about COVID-19. Continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing by staying 1.5 metres apart … Continued

    An update re COVID-19

    At Resthaven, we want to stay COVID SAFE at all times and prevent any risk of a positive COVID-19 case in any of our services. We all need to work hard to maintain this and do the right thing at all times. Thank you for your support with this. Overall, South Australia has continued to … Continued

    Resthaven’s processes for managing resident outings

    On Friday, 19 June 2020, changes under the Emergency Management Act 2004 within South Australia, in respect to the outbreak of COVID-19, under section 25, Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No. 5 (COVID-19) Direction) no longer limits residents from leaving their aged care home. This was a significant outcome. The following day, 20 June … Continued

    Update to the South Australian Emergency Management Direction for Residential Aged Care Facilities

    In March 2020, a major emergency was declared under the Emergency Management Act 2004 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Pursuant to section 23 of this Act, there have been Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities – COVID-19 Directions in place. Resthaven’s residential services are required to follow these directions. Late yesterday, further updates were … Continued

    Community Services – COVID-19 Update

    Resthaven Community Services provide essential services and continue to support people living at home. Resthaven staff will contact clients to discuss their choices and preferences regarding the support they choose to receive as restrictions ease.  Anyone wishing to access aged care and support at home is encouraged to call 1300 13 66 33 to enquire … Continued