• Resthaven Sponsors Palliative Medicine Prize

    Resthaven actively supports education that is of benefit to older people and prepares a future aged care workforce by sponsoring a number of scholarships and awards for students. Resthaven’s Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Peter Jenkin, lectures to students and is active in his advocacy on this important topic. Hence, Peter was delighted to present the … Continued

    iSupport for Dementia

    Early last year, Resthaven Community Respite Services participated in the initial trial of an adaptation of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘iSupport for Dementia’ online training program by the Caring Futures Institute at the Flinders University of South Australia. The WHO’s iSupport for Dementia training aims to educate and train people who care for someone with … Continued

    New rooms at Resthaven Marion

    Recognising community expectations, Resthaven can now offer all new residents an individual room with a private ensuite at all Resthaven residential aged care homes. Three new rooms that feature embedded smart technology have been constructed at Resthaven Marion to complete this offering across Resthaven. The new rooms are located in the Koolkuna area and were … Continued

    Benefits of Resthaven Scholarships appreciated

    2019 Scholarship reception: Alyssia Baker; Resthaven Senior Manager, Grant White; Jennifer Lai.   Scholarships boost the future aged care workforce Resthaven sponsors scholarships at three South Australian universities. The aim is to encourage students to consider a future career in aged care – where the number of opportunities exceeds supply. Two undergraduate students who were … Continued

    Redevelopment plans for Resthaven Bellevue Heights

    The new year heralds Resthaven’s 85th anniversary, and with it, exciting plans to upgrade the 40 year old aged care home at Resthaven Bellevue Heights. ‘A development application for the redevelopment at Resthaven Bellevue Heights has been lodged with the City of Mitcham, and five separate information sessions have been provided to staff, residents of … Continued

    It’s Resthaven’s 85th Birthday!

    In 2020, Resthaven celebrates 85 years of service, says Resthaven CEO, Richard Hearn. ‘As we welcome in the new year, and new decade, we recognise Resthaven’s 85 years of working together with older people and their carers in South Australia,’ says Richard. ‘Over the years, many things have changed. However, our commitment to supporting older … Continued

    Card Making and Baking, Moving and Shaking

    The Millicent Social Group kept busy over the summer holidays, making beautiful cards to share with families and friends. This is just one of the many activities that group participants enjoy, with others including baking days, knitting projects, and trips to the local museum or theatre. The group, which is run by Resthaven Limestone Coast … Continued

    Berri Office for Resthaven Community Services

    The new office base for Resthaven’s growing Riverland community aged care services will be the old State Bank Building in Berri. Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, says, ‘I am very pleased that Resthaven has secured the landmark art-deco building at 7 Wilson Street, Berri. Resthaven continues to expand in the Riverland, and for … Continued

    New Friendships Found at Resthaven Malvern

    Resthaven Malvern ‘newbies,’ Mrs Jenny Last and Mrs Yvonne Revell have become fast friends – and neighbours – in their new home at Resthaven Malvern. Jenny and Yvonne moved into adjacent rooms at the home at 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern, in late 2019, and quickly became good buddies. Jenny says, ‘We were lucky to get … Continued