• ‘Lots of career opportunities at Resthaven’

    Resthaven Westbourne Park Clinical Nurse, Finela Lalucas, 27, has gone from strength to strength in the six years since she began working with Resthaven. Originally from the Philippines, where she worked as a nurse, Finela underwent two years of further study upon arrival in Australia in 2014. ‘I started as a Personal Care Assistant as … Continued

    ‘In aged care, every day is a new day’


    Jasmine Fox, Enrolled Nurse; A story of career progression.

    Resthaven Westbourne Park Enrolled Nurse, Jasmine Fox, has worked for Resthaven for eighteen years – and she still loves her job now just as much as when she started. ‘I started as a Housekeeping Assistant at Resthaven Marion, serving breakfast and lunch,’ she says. ‘I then worked in a relieving role for a while, before … Continued

    ‘Thank you’ from a family

    The wife of a Resthaven Aberfoyle Park resident has contacted Resthaven to thank staff for their ‘caring, friendly’ approach in their support of her husband. ‘My husband is a resident, and we can’t speak highly enough about every department of this excellent nursing home,’ she says. ‘It was emotionally difficult for him to move from … 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

    ‘Your staff are wonderful’

    Resthaven Leabrook was recently contacted by a family to thank staff for the care of their parents. The family said, ‘Our family would like to express our thanks for the care shown to our parents while in your Leabrook facility.’ ‘The entire staff went above and beyond to help them settle in, get to know … Continued

    Happy 100th Birthday, Florence

    Many happy returns to Mrs Florence Elliot, who celebrated her 100th birthday on 30 July, 2020. Florence, who is supported to live independently in her own home by Resthaven Marion Community Services, was born in Perth, Western Australia, the youngest of eight. ‘I had four brothers and three sisters,’ she says. ‘As the youngest, you … Continued

    Summer in July at Resthaven Lane Cottages


    Chasing the Winter Blues Away

    Resthaven Community Respite Services guests at ‘Lane Cottages’ chased away the winter blues with a fun-filled “summer in July” day on 22 July. Coordinator, Gillian Schulze, says, ‘Resthaven Community Respite Services guests enjoy a range of activities and social gatherings at the day respite cottages whilst their carers take a break from their caring role.’ … Continued

    A ‘ministry of presence’ for Chaplain, Nina

    Dr Nina Corlett-McDonald, one of Resthaven Leabrook’s Coordinating Chaplains, describes working together with older people ‘as a privilege.’ Before coming to Resthaven, Nina worked in ‘a more administrative role,’ but, she says, ‘I wanted to be with people again; I really did feel a pull.’ ‘It is such a privilege to be invited into someone’s … Continued

    Who will pay for aged care?

    In its latest consultation paper, Financing Aged Care, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has invited submissions about the future financing of the aged care system. It is an important discussion and one that the sector has been waiting for since the Royal Commission commenced. The paper begins with a quote from … Continued