• Time to pause, rest and reflect

    This Easter is an ideal time to pause, rest and reflect. In our diverse society, Easter has particular significance for Christians. On 25 April, we commemorate ANZAC Day, another time of great significance when we recognise and respect our veterans for their service and sacrifice. We remember the contributions they have made in building our … Continued

    Food, Glorious Food!

    With the cooler weather now here, delicious winter menus are being rolled out across all Resthaven residential aged care homes. Lamb shanks, creamy chicken casserole, and tiramisu are just some of the menu choices on one day’s menu, photographed at Resthaven Malvern; from the breakfast tray delivered to residents in their rooms, the main meal … Continued

    Living independently with Resthaven Northern Community Services

    For Mrs Ann Cleaver of Gawler, keeping engaged in life and socialising with friends is very important. She benefits from a range of services provided by Resthaven Northern Community Services at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth, which enable her to live independently in her own home. ‘I seriously could not cope without Resthaven – my house … Continued

    Handmade Crosses Brighten Anzac Day Service

    Residents, staff and volunteers at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park have been busy sanding and painting beautiful crosses to be used during the site’s very first ANZAC Day service. ‘Resthaven Aberfoyle Park residents participate in a range of meaningful lifestyle activities, and this is no exception’, says Lifestyle Coordinator, Michelle Hobbs. ‘Our ANZAC Day service will be … Continued

    Resthaven chosen for $29.2m program trial

    Resthaven is proud to be one of five aged care providers chosen nationally to support older people via a $29.2 million ‘reablement’ trial, as announced by the Morrison Government. The trial aims to support older people to live independently in their own homes for longer, by supporting them to maintain their mobility and independence – … Continued

    Resthaven Graduate Nursing Program – Anastasia Cafcakis

    Resthaven Graduate Nurse Program participant, Anastasia (Ana) Cafcakis, can pinpoint the exact moment when she realised what a privilege it is to be a nurse. ‘I was looking after my first resident who was in their last days of palliative care,’ says Ana. ‘It was late in the week and I was tired.’ ‘I was … Continued

    Garden group creates succulent masterpiece

    Residents at Resthaven Paradise have repurposed a large aquarium to create a beautiful succulent garden. Lifestyle Coordinator, Thuy Pam, says, ‘All members of the garden appreciation group assisted in planting and arranging the plants.’ ‘We used cuttings and special potting mix to create the indoor plant feature, which will take pride of place in a … Continued

    FIRST study research into frailty

    Resthaven and the University of Adelaide are undertaking a research project that aims to improve the health of aged care residents by investigating how their health status changes over time. Resthaven Senior Manager Clinical Services, Leonie Robson, says, ‘The FIRST Study will help to validate a new frailty screening tool, the FRAIL AC, which was … Continued

    Palliative Care Role Supports End of Life

    This week is National Advance Care Planning Week: 1 – 5 April 2019. Advance care planning is a conversation about how we wish to be treated under circumstances in which we are not able to speak for ourselves, because a serious or life changing illness can happen at any age or stage of life. Advance care … Continued