• Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Officially Opens

    Today, Friday 12 October, Resthaven celebrated the official opening of Resthaven Aberfoyle Park at 100 Hub Drive, its 12th residential aged care home. Kaurna Elder, Katrina Power, and her niece, Jo Agius gave a heartfelt ‘Welcome to Country’. The official opening and dedication by Rev Sue Ellis, Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia, … Continued

    New office opening in Mount Gambier to meet aged care demand

    Resthaven provides a range of wellness services, including social groups, therapy and in-home care and support throughout the Limestone Coast. In response to continued demand, Resthaven will soon open a new Community Services office at 15B James Street, Mount Gambier. ‘We are delighted to open this new office, which gives us the ability to support … Continued

    Royal Commission an opportunity to shape the future

    On 16 September, the Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, announced the Australian Government’s decision to establish a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, and it will be based in Adelaide. The terms of reference for the Royal Commission have been released, with the announcement that ‘A key task of the Royal … Continued

    Resthaven Marion Garden Features on Network Ten

    At 3pm on Sunday 14 October 2018, Resthaven Marion’s architecturally designed gardens will feature on Network Ten’s new television series, ‘Australia By Design: Landscapes’. The program examines the different features of each landscape, and what is trying to be achieved. The episode, filmed in May 2018, at Resthaven Marion, showcases the Warrawee gardens, with appearances … Continued

    What’s in a name?

    Tomorrow, Resthaven’s 12th residential aged care home at 100 Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park, will be officially opened and dedicated by the Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia, Rev Sue Ellis. The $30 million home, designed by Brown Falconer Architects, will accommodate 100 older people at capacity, and is named to reflect the local … Continued

    Dementia support in the Limestone Coast

    Across the Limestone Coast, the population is rapidly ageing. According to census data, between 2011–2016, there was a 21% increase in people aged 65 years and over in the Naracoorte/Lucindale Local Government Area. Based on research about the prevalence of dementia in the older population, this means that regionally, approximately 500 people are estimated to … Continued

    Resthaven go above and beyond in staff training

    ‘Resthaven goes above and beyond in ensuring we provide ongoing training and extra support to all Resthaven staff, including Personal Care Assistants,’ says Resthaven Executive Manager Workforce Development and Governance. ‘We do this because we realise the importance of comprehensive training for each staff member in providing high-quality services to older people.’ ‘Resthaven supports the … Continued

    100 year age gap? No worries!

    Mrs Jean Linehan, 103, of Resthaven Bellevue Heights, found this out firsthand when a group of local kindergarten students from Montessori Kids visited the home last week in celebration of the United Nations International Day of the Older Person (1 October). ‘Throughout the year, we’ve enjoyed several visits from the students,’ says Manager Residential Services, … Continued

    Diversity Celebrated at Staff Multicultural Luncheon

    Resthaven Malvern staff recently came together to celebrate their diverse backgrounds with a multicultural luncheon held at the home at 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern. ‘Every month, we provide a barbeque lunch to staff, to thank them for their hard work,’ says Manager Residential Services, Terry Kirkwood. ‘A group of staff asked if they could have … Continued

    Resthaven Mitcham Redevelopment Complete

    On Friday 28 September 2018, the completion of the $14 million major redevelopment at Resthaven Mitcham will be officially celebrated with a cake cutting ceremony. Residents and guests will join together to celebrate the end of three years of building work, which has resulted in eliminating shared rooms on site, except for purposefully allocated rooms … Continued

    Resthaven Employs Dementia and Mental Health Specialist

    This September 2018, during Dementia Awareness Month, Resthaven is pleased to announce the appointment of an Advanced Practice Nurse—Dementia and Mental Health. Resthaven Executive Manager, Residential Services, Tina Cooper, says, ‘I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Harding to our Clinical Services team, in the position of Advanced Practice Nurse—Dementia and Mental … Continued

    Royal Commission an opportunity to shape aged care reforms

    Since 2013, there has been continuous reform in aged care. Recently, there has been a plethora of aged care reviews, the majority having bi-partisan support within Federal Parliament. Each has dealt with important, complex matters. Now the Prime Minister has announced a Royal Commission into Aged Care, my hope is that it will contribute positively … Continued

    Award win for Restoring Older People’s Lives

    Richard Hearn, Chief Executive Officer, says, ‘On behalf of Resthaven, I was really pleased to receive a Commendation Award by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) at the 2018 Better Practice Awards in Sydney.’ ‘It is the third year in a row that Resthaven has been acknowledged through the Better Practice Awards for our … Continued

    SALA Exhibition at Lane Cottages

    Last week, Resthaven Lane Cottages hosted a very successful SALA festival exhibition. Respite groups from Resthaven Community Respite Services’ Lane Cottages, Hersey Cottages and Ridgway House, joined forces to enter their artwork in the 2018 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival, hosting the exhibition onsite at Truro Avenue, Kingswood. ‘The exhibition, titled “Art in the … Continued

    Pamper Day at Resthaven Marion Community Services

    In February 2018, Resthaven Marion Community Services held a ‘Pamper Day’ for clients. This event was so popular that it has turned into a regular occurrence! In June, around 35 clients attended ‘Pamper Day,’ to enjoy a day of therapeutic hand waxing, nail painting, hand massages, foot spas, facial massage, makeup, and hairstyling. The day … Continued