• Thank you for Short Term Restorative Care

    ‘Thank you’ from a family

    The daughter of a Resthaven Northern Community Services client recently contacted Resthaven to thank staff for the ‘genuine care and concern’ shown to her mother during her eight week short term restorative care program. Learn about our Short Term Restorative Care Program She says, ‘Our family cannot fault the high quality care provided.’ ‘Over the … Continued

    New Manager for Resthaven Port Elliot

    We welcome Karen de Bonde as Manager Residential Services at Resthaven Port Elliot. Despite hailing from Western Australia, this is far from Karen’s first interaction with Resthaven, having worked together with CEO, Richard Hearn, in the 1990s as part of a collaboration between Resthaven and the WA aged care services Karen was then managing. ‘Resthaven … Continued

    Customer Engagement a priority

    ‘Resthaven listens to our customers,’ says Darren Birbeck, Executive Manager Governance and Corporate Services at Resthaven. ‘Over the past few years, we have asked for feedback from our customers, who include our consumers, those residents and clients who directly receive our services, as well as other stakeholders, such as family members and carers, advocates, and … Continued

    Volunteer, Les, shows age is no barrier

    Today is the United Nations’ International Volunteer Day, a day to raise awareness about the important role volunteers play in responding to challenges facing the world, such as social isolation. At Resthaven Mitcham, Les May is living proof that age is no barrier to volunteering and making a difference in the lives of others. Les … Continued

    Preventing hospitalisation due to falls

    ‘Having to go to hospital is traumatic for anyone, and especially so for older people. Any steps that can be taken to prevent unnecessary hospitalisations is a positive step in the right direction,’ says Resthaven Executive Manager Residential Services, Tina Cooper. ‘That is why Resthaven is delighted to continue our work together with Monash University’s … Continued

    More action is needed

    On 31 October, the interim report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety confirmed the need for significant structural, financial and workforce reform. Three urgent recommended actions were to reduce the Home Care Package waitlist, minimise chemical restraint, and find alternative options for younger people with a disability in aged care. I add … Continued

    Community Information Session on Aged Care Rights

    On Tuesday 26 November, senior Resthaven staff presented at a free information session at McCracken Country Club, Victor Harbor, to inform attendees about the new Charter of Aged Care Rights. Resthaven Senior Manager Community Services, Grant White, and Assistant Manager Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services, Joan Martin, were members of the panel who … Continued

    Resthaven at the 2019 Feast Festival

    Last week, Resthaven got into the festival spirit by attending Feast Festival family fun days in Adelaide and Christies Beach. Held in November each year, the Feast Festival is a LGBTI Arts and Cultural Festival that celebrates pride and diversity. On Saturday, staff manned a stall at Rotary Park, Christies Beach, taking part in the … Continued