• COVID-19 Vaccination Information for our Communities

    COVID-19 Vaccinations for Resthaven Residents The vaccination for residents of Residential Aged Care Facilities is being coordinated by the Australian Government and delivered by organisations contracted to the Commonwealth Department of Health. The vaccine being provided to residents through this program is the Pfizer vaccine (the AstraZeneca vaccine is being administered through GP programs). Both … Continued

    A life full of resilience and hard work

    Growing up during World War II, Resident of Resthaven Mitcham, Mrs Patricia McAlinden, has a lot to share from a life full of resilience and hard work. Mrs McAlinden was born on 15 December 1930, one of eight children born in Plymouth, Devon – a seaside resort town in the south-west of England with a … Continued

    Resthaven talks Parkinson’s Disease

    April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month – which provides a timely reminder about the importance of acknowledging and educating others about the disease. Resthaven is offering information sessions to educate staff, residents and clients alike. ‘This is the perfect time to educate and reiterate the correct information surrounding the disease, Julie Tansing, Clinical Nurse Workforce Development … Continued

    Social group in Gawler celebrate Easter the european way

    Last week at Resthaven Northern Community Services, clients got a head start on their Easter celebrations by sharing a popular European tradition with the group. On Friday 26 March, the Gawler social group received a hefty egg delivery from the Barossa Farmers Market, ready to use for a festive purpose. ‘Many of our clients are … Continued

    Job security at Resthaven Port Elliot

    Resthaven Port Elliot Care Coordinator, Robyn Dawes, enjoys working with a vibrant team in an unbeatable location. ‘I enjoy coming into work every day and knowing that we all do the best we can do, and the residents, clients and families all see that which is heart-warming,’ Robyn says. ‘I started working here in June … Continued

    Australian tennis champion at Resthaven Mitcham

    Living through the ‘golden age’ of Australian tennis, Mrs Pam Wearne, now a resident of Resthaven Mitcham, shares some of her fondest memories of her extraordinary career. Born and raised in Melbourne, Mrs Wearne grew up with a passion for playing tennis. ‘I have played tennis for as long as I can remember. I had … Continued

    Visitor Information for upcoming public holidays

    Upcoming Public Holidays visiting hours are: Easter Good Friday 2 April                              11 am to 3 pm Easter Sunday 4 April                          11 am to 3 pm Easter Monday 5 April                          11 am to 3 pm Anzac Day 26 April                                11 am … Continued

    International connection with Thai Aged Care provider remains strong

    Resthaven’s long-standing relationship with Thailand aged care provider, Baan Sudthavas, remains strong, with residents delighted to receive a recent photo update of gifts they made and sent to Thailand for Christmas. Resthaven and Baan Sudthavas began their reciprocal relationship in 2015, bonding over a shared vision of providing not for profit aged care to older … Continued

    Bungee jumping Mr Thompson turns 100

    A big happy birthday to Resthaven Malvern resident, Mr Ian Thompson, who is celebrating his 100th milestone birthday on 3 April 2021. Having only moved into residential care in 2020, Mr Thompson has lived an extraordinary life, full of adventure and love. ‘My mother was born in Scotland while my father in England, but I … Continued

    An interesting career in aged care

    Newly appointed Residential and Retirement Living Support Coordinator, Kerry Amberg, began her career in aged care in 2005 at Resthaven’s Head Office – starting as a Claims Administrator in Finance and working her way into the Support Coordinator role for Residential Services and Retirement Living. ‘Working in the varied roles that I have held over … Continued

    National Advance Care Planning Week


    Be prepared

    ‘Be prepared’, the scout’s motto, rings true for many things in life – and death. Planning for our health future is important for everyone. This week is National Advance Care Planning Week. Advance care planning is a conversation about how we wish to be treated under circumstances in which we are not able to speak … Continued

    Living Resthaven’s values every day

    Relieving Manager Residential Services, Jane Abbot, has recently celebrated her decade long career with Resthaven – sharing her first-hand experiences working in aged care, and the continued growth of the organisation. Starting her career as a Registered Nurse over thirty years ago, Jane spent some time experiencing the hustle of hospital work, before making her … Continued

    Work at Resthaven Port Elliot


    Seaside Dreaming at Resthaven Port Elliot

    ‘Resthaven Port Elliot is an open, bright and airy home that is modern, with a touch of seaside ambience, unlike any aged care home I have come across before. It genuinely feels like a seaside home,’ says Manager Residential Services, Simon Blair. Resthaven Port Elliot caters to Independent Living, Community Services and Residential Care. ‘When … Continued

    Social group at Northern Community Services


    Family Connections at Northern Community Services

    On 11 March, the Resthaven Northern Community Services social group delved into their family histories – with a ‘social connections’ twist! Manager, Karen Hammond, says, ‘We started the day with our usual gentle exercise class, led by Home Support Worker, Lesley.’ ‘After this, it was time for our activity of the day, which, this week, … Continued