• Resthaven Craigmore donates hand-knitted items to Lyell McEwin

    A group of keen knitters from Resthaven Craigmore have donated an enormous ‘goody basket’ of hand-knitted items to the Lyell McEwin hospital. Lifestyle Coordinator, Katrina Bosworth, says, ‘The knitting group meet every Friday afternoon, where they create an array of beautiful hand-knitted items.’ ‘Amongst the items the ladies create are adorable little treasures for babies, … Continued

    Resthaven Malvern Valentine’s Day lunch hits the sweet spot

    Resthaven Malvern has held a romantic ‘couples luncheon’ in celebration of Valentine’s Day, for residents and their partners. Lifestyle Coordinator, Felicity Billing, says, ‘It’s not always easy to spend time with your partner when you have different care needs. Several people commented that they had not shared a Valentine’s celebration with their loved one in years.’ … Continued

    Rotary creates sensory garden for Resthaven Westbourne Park

    Rotarians from the Mitcham Rotary Club have joined forces with the local garden centre to begin work on a ‘sensory garden’ at Resthaven Westbourne Park. Manager Residential Services, Marian Greenshields, says, ‘We are delighted that the Mitcham Rotary Club is so kindly donating their time and energy to create this garden to benefit the residents … Continued

    How to have a long and happy marriage

    Mr and Mrs Kurt and Inga Stumann of Resthaven Craigmore will celebrate 64 years of marriage this year, so it’s safe to say they know their stuff. With Valentine’s Day coming up, Inga’s best advice for a long and happy marriage is to ‘never go to bed on an argument.’ Luckily, Mr and Mrs Stumann … Continued

    Farewell to long serving executives

    ‘On Friday 1 February 2019, Resthaven farewelled Des Itsines, Executive Manager People and Culture after 19 years,’ Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer announced. ‘Des has made a significant contribution to Resthaven and we are very grateful for her service.’ ‘She is well respected in the aged care industry for her work in industrial relations, … Continued

    Happy Lunar New Year!

    Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, was delighted to receive a greeting from Arnop Chirakiti, founder of the Baan Sudthavas Foundation in Thailand that supports destitute elderly women in Bangkok. Resthaven has worked collaboratively with Arnop over several years. In his greeting, accompanied with an image representing the Year of the Pig, Arnop says, ‘Thailand … Continued

    Resthaven allocated additional 12 new Restorative Care Packages

    Today, Resthaven was allocated twelve new Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) places in an announcement by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged care, Ken Wyatt, AM. Richard Hearn, Chief Executive Officer, says, ‘On behalf of Resthaven, I am delighted that Resthaven has received these additional twelve Short Term Restorative Care places, with five to commence … Continued

    Encourage a desire to work in aged care

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety currently underway offers a unique opportunity to give national focus to the future of Australia’s aged care system that is consistent with community expectations and the resources required to meet these. I welcome this focus on quality and safety and the opportunity to consider how any … Continued

    Resthaven staff go ‘above and beyond’

    A family recently contacted Resthaven to pass on some beautiful words of thanks regarding the ‘outstanding work’ of staff at Resthaven Paradise, who the family say went ‘above and beyond their call of duty’ in caring for their dad. ‘People are so quick to complain these days, but I would like to commend your nursing … Continued

    ‘Wonderful care’ for respite resident at Resthaven Craigmore

    The family of a Resthaven Craigmore resident recently thanked Resthaven for the ‘wonderful care’ of their mother, who enjoyed a respite stay in early January 2019. The family says, ‘I wish to thank the staff at Resthaven Craigmore for the wonderful care that was afforded to my mother during her recent respite stay.’ ‘I found … Continued

    Murray Bridge ‘Aged Care Precinct’ Officially Opened

    On Friday 18 January 2019, the $18m Resthaven Murray Bridge redevelopment, encompassing both residential and community services, was officially opened by the president of the Resthaven Board, Mark Porter, and dedicated by the Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia, Rev Sue Ellis. The landmark site at 37-53 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge, is now home … Continued

    ‘Just Fellas’ group – Resthaven Community Respite Services

    The Resthaven Community Respite Services ‘Just Fellas’ group has enjoyed weekly meetings for almost ten years, and has plans to go full steam ahead in 2019. Resthaven Community Respite Services Manager, Carole Matthews, says, ‘The “Just Fellas” group brings together gentlemen who have wide-ranging experience and backgrounds, who miss catching up with their male friends, … Continued

    ‘Thank you’ from a family

    The family of a Resthaven Malvern resident recently contacted Resthaven, to thank staff for the ‘exceptionally professional and caring’ support given to their mother, who passed away in late 2018. The family says, ‘Resthaven Malvern provided everything that Mum needed and wanted.’ ‘She had many happy experiences, and loved the people, the food, the social … Continued

    New office for Community Services in Mount Gambier

    Visiting Mount Gambier today, Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, was pleased to see the new Resthaven Community Services office at 15B James Street, Mount Gambier. Sue says, ‘We are delighted to open this new office, which gives us the ability to support even more older people to live independently in their own homes … Continued