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    Proactively manage your ageing with new information sessions

    This year, Resthaven is running a series of free sessions to bring older South Australians the information they need to best manage potential health concerns. ‘As we get older, a number of health issues can arise,’ Mel Ottaway, Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services and Retirement Living says. ‘By staying well informed, we all have an … Continued

    Community-minded Lloyd Mattner looks on the sunny side

    Always one to have his ear to the ground, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park resident Mr Lloyd Mattner, 92, has special inside knowledge when it comes to the solar installation that is currently taking place on the roof of the aged care home. His grandson, Chris Mattner, is the CEO of CME Solutions, the company that was … Continued

    Dementia respite program a ‘game-changer’ for carer, Cherie-Lee

    Resthaven’s ‘Staying at Home in Regional South Australia’ program has been a ‘game changer’ for family carer, Cherie-Lee Lindsay. Cherie -Lee is the primary carer of her father, Mr Bill Kable, who lives with dementia. Cherie-Lee explains, ‘When I first read about the Staying at Home program, I thought it was perfect for us, as … Continued

    What has changed since the Royal Commission?

    The end of February marks three years since the release of the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. So, what has changed and what does this mean for older Australians? One of the most significant initiatives was the release of 80,000 home care packages over two years in 2021-22 … Continued

    Volunteer for ‘happy’ connections

    ‘Happy Hour’ is a much-loved social event held at Resthaven Mount Gambier each Friday afternoon, and one where more volunteer support is welcomed. ‘Seeing the connections shared between residents and volunteers is heartwarming,’ Mount Gambier Acting Lifestyle Coordinator Shelley van der Linde says. ‘We would love volunteers to join us for Happy Hour, as well … Continued

    A change of plans leads to love for Ian and Meredith

    In 2008, when Mr Ian Ottway received the news that he would have to alter the plans for his upcoming holiday to Western Australia, little did he realise that Cupid’s arrow was about to strike. ‘I was living in Albury, Victoria, and I had a phone call to say the particular coach holiday that I … Continued

    Pardeep Singh Dhot appointed as Senior Manager Residential Services

    Resthaven is pleased to announce the appointment of Pardeep Singh Dhot to the position of Senior Manager Residential Services. Pardeep has an impressive depth of experience within the organisation, where he was first appointed as a Relieving Clinical Nurse in 2017. He has also worked in the positions of Relieving Care Coordinator and Relieving Manager … Continued

    Resthaven’s Cassidy Knight awarded grant from Australian Seniors

    Cassidy Knight, a Registered Nurse with Resthaven Riverland Community Services, has recently been awarded a $5,000 grant from Australian Seniors, as part of their Aged Care Futures Grant program. Cassidy was awarded the grant after submitting an essay on the subject of why she has chosen a career in aged care, and how her further … Continued

    Visiting Arrangements at Residential Aged Care Homes

    Visitors are welcome! Unless it poses a health risk to our community, family involvement, and visits from relatives and friends, are supported and encouraged. There are no set visiting hours, and visitors are welcome at any reasonable time. Children are always welcome under supervision. When you visit, we ask that you take advantage of the … Continued

    The Tour Down Under comes to Resthaven Murray Bridge!

    There was a buzz of excitement amongst the Resthaven Murray Bridge community on Friday 19 January, with everyone looking forward to cheering on Stage Four of the Santos Tour Down Under (Murray Bridge – Port Elliot). Manager Residential Services, Kelly Gladigau, says, ‘The festivities began early with residents enjoying a delicious morning tea of red … Continued

    Happy 90th birthday, Mrs Addie Paschke!

    On 10 January, staff and residents came together at Resthaven Murray Bridge to wish Mrs Addie (Adeline) Paschke a very happy 90th birthday. ‘I never thought I’d get to 90!’ she said as she cut the cake – a strawberry and cream sponge baked by the Resthaven cook. Born in 1934 at Eudunda Hospital, South Australia, … Continued

    Resthaven Bellevue Heights redevelopment update

    The $30m+ major redevelopment of Resthaven Bellevue Heights continues into the final building stage, and is on track to be completed this year. Senior Manager Building and Capital Projects, Emmet O’Donovan, says, ‘Stage 2 of the redevelopment, incorporating 23 new rooms, is progressing well.’ ‘After a brief break over Christmas, builders from Sarah Constructions returned … Continued

    International partnership celebrates ten-year milestone

    Resthaven and Thai aged care provider, Baan Sudthavas, have celebrated ten years of partnership with a letter and photo update from their community to ours. CEO, Darren Birbeck, says, ‘Having bonded over our shared vision of providing high quality aged care to those in need, Resthaven first hosted Baan Sudthavas founder, Arnop Chirakiti, in 2013.’ … Continued

    Expressing feeling through art: Therapy for people living with dementia

    On 18 October, participants of Resthaven’s ‘Staying at Home in Regional South Australia’ program enjoyed an afternoon art therapy session during their retreat. Based at a beautiful residence in Stirling, against the backdrop of the Adelaide Hills, it was the perfect environment to get creativity flowing with a painting session. Program facilitator and Dementia Educator, … Continued