• Resthaven Marion Community Services Goodwood Office

    In response to increased demand for services, Resthaven Marion Community Services has opened a new outreach office at 131 Goodwood Road, Goodwood. The new location offers large open areas for client activities, office space for staff, and good rear parking to ensure ease of access for clients. Manager, Lee Bennetts, says, ‘We are excited to … Continued

    ‘If you love what you do, then it’s not work’, says Billie

    Since Billie Garden commenced with Resthaven ten years ago, she has gone from Home Support Worker to Relieving Assistant Manager Community Services – and she still loves her work now just as much as she did when she started. Billie says, ‘I have a real passion for the aged care industry.’ ‘The support I receive … Continued

    Retirement Living Options

    Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Darren Birbeck, says, ‘If you are getting older and considering retirement living, moving to a home that is low-maintenance, safe, secure, with support to remain independent if needed, may be a great option.’ ‘Resthaven offers retirement living at six locations, all co-located on site with a residential aged care home. This … Continued

    Resthaven supports older people to live independently


    ‘I enjoy life very much’, says John

    Resthaven Northern Community Services supports older people living in the northern suburbs to live independently in their own homes. One of these is Mr John Nimmo, who cannot praise his service enough, saying ‘my independence is very important to me’. Amongst the many services that Resthaven Northern Community Services provides, John is especially thankful for … Continued

    85th anniversary celebrations at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    ‘It was the perfect way to celebrate the 85th anniversary, as it reminded us of the great organisation that we are all a part of.’ In December 2020, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park celebrated Resthaven’s 85th anniversary with a day of nostalgia. The day began with morning tea across all areas of the site, with physical distancing … Continued

    Tania is ‘fulfilling Resthaven’s purpose’

    Resthaven Mitcham Personal Care and Lifestyle Assistant, Tania Roberts, enjoys the varied roles she plays in aged care, and the opportunities made available to her – ‘there is nothing else quite as fulfilling as our purpose’, which for Resthaven is ‘Working together: Outstanding care and support for older people and their carers’. ‘The hours work … Continued

    COVID-19 Update – Visiting Arrangements for Resthaven Residential Services

    Resthaven complies with government directions and guidelines in relation to visitors to residential aged care. The South Australian Emergency Management (Residential Aged Care Facilities No 22) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 came into effect on 9 January 2021. It provides clear direction relating to Visitors to Residential Aged Care Facilities. The Direction states that“care and support visit, … Continued

    ‘Resthaven is a place of family for me!’ says Dementia Educator

    Gill Schulze, Resthaven Dementia Educator, has a wealth of knowledge in the aged care field, as well as an extensive knowledge of Resthaven. Whilst still at high school, her first job was working in the kitchen at Resthaven Leabrook. Gill recalls walking to the site straight from school. Her time at Resthaven Leabrook involved Gill … Continued

    A surprise Christmas gift from Woolies

    On Christmas Eve 2020, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Community Services client, Mr Alby Parslow, was delighted to be ‘gifted’ his Christmas shopping by the team at Woolworths Goolwa. Resthaven Home Support Worker, Leah Duke, had taken Mr Parslow shopping at Woolies as part of his home care package service. Mr Parson recalls that his … Continued

    Flexibility is the key-Home Care Package with Resthaven

    ‘I chose Resthaven because I can have flexibility in my life’, says Mrs Cesira Di Pardo. Mrs Di Pardo enjoys a life full of choices, thanks to her Home Care Package with Resthaven Western Community Services. Cesira remembers choosing Resthaven when she was looking for extra help to stay living in her home and she … Continued

    Reflecting on my first six months as CEO

    People have asked me what motivated me to apply for the role of CEO for an aged care provider at a time like this. With a Royal Commission into aged care quality and safety already under way, years of chronic underfunding of the sector and major reform on the horizon, it certainly looked like a … Continued

    Residential visiting hours extended for January Public Holidays

    We are pleased to announce that visiting hours for all Resthaven residential aged care homes have been extended for the upcoming January public holidays.  The visiting hours for New Years Day (1 January 2021) and Australia Day (26 January 2021) are 10am to 4pm. For all other days, the following visiting times apply for visitors to … Continued

    Hope for the new year

    In some ways, the year 2020 has flown by. In other ways, it has dragged on interminably. We take the good with the bad, and we can do nothing else. But we can, at least, be grateful that we live in South Australia, and so far, have not had any instances COVID-19 in any Resthaven … Continued

    On Christmas Day, one hundred years ago…

    Dora Greiner (nee Stiebritz) was born on 25 December 1920 in Jena, East Germany. To keep her company, she had 5 sisters and two brothers – a family of eight. One brother, Ernst, lost his life in the war. Her father and mother had a medium size Building Company employing around 30 people, and in … Continued

    Matchless motorcycle presentation at Resthaven Marion Community Services

    On Thursday 10 December, two of Resthaven Marion’s groups, the Men on the Move and the Parkinson’s self-management group, joined together to receive a special guest.  Stephen Hooper, who is Manager Facilities and Assets and based at Resthaven’s Head office, brought along his Matchless 1952, 500cc motorcycle sidecar to show the participants. Stephen’s journey with … Continued