• Flinders University nursing student requests final placement at Resthaven

    ‘We enjoy sharing success stories, and this one is about Registered Nursing student from Flinders University, Babita,’ says Resthaven Manager Workforce Development, Tom Cleghorn. ‘In 2016, Babita undertook a first year student placement at Resthaven Marion.’ ‘Due to a fantastic learning experience and overall placement at Resthaven Marion, she requested to return to Resthaven for … Continued

    Bible study group fuels community connections

    Mr Peter Edwards of Resthaven Craigmore is continuing his strong community connections by hosting his local Bible Study group at his new residential home. Manager Residential Services, Roger Levi, says, ‘Peter’s story strongly demonstrates the linkage between the community and aged care homes.’ ‘Prior to moving into Resthaven Craigmore, Peter was part of the Playford … Continued

    Diversity celebrated at Resthaven Community Respite Services

    ‘Staff and guests of Resthaven Community Respite Services are celebrating their multicultural heritage with themed “cultural weeks”’, says Manager, Carole Matthews. ‘Celebrations included Italian week, Asian week, and English tea.’ ‘Our staff made a special effort, shopping for ingredients, and providing costumes and other items that really added to the experience.’ ‘We are fortunate to … Continued

    Resthaven client becomes captain on the River Murray steamboat PS Industry

    Resthaven Riverland Community Services client, Mr Eddie Herbst, can add ‘steamboat captain’ to his list of accomplishments! ‘In July, a group of 25 Resthaven Riverland Community Services clients and staff headed out on an inaugural day trip on the PS Industry paddle steamer,’ says Manager, Sandy Smith. ‘Amongst them was long-time client, Mr Eddie Herbst, … Continued

    Disaster preparation forum for aged care

    Be prepared: Learn about the latest recommendations in resilience-building measures at a forum on Tuesday 11 September 2018 from 10 am – 3 pm at the Arkaba Function Centre, 150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton. This free forum aims to assist residential aged care providers to be better prepared for adverse events such as natural disasters … Continued

    Resthaven Outlines Better Practice

    As winners of this prestigious award, we have the opportunity to give a presentation at the 2018 Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s (AACQA) Better Practice for the Future National Conference’, says Resthaven CEO, Richard Hearn. ‘I am pleased that Resthaven’s Service Development Manager, Lynn Openshaw, will give the presentation, as she has been integral in … Continued

    New community services office for Mount Gambier

    ‘With continued demand for quality aged care support at home, Resthaven will soon expand our services by adding a new outreach office for community services staff at 15B James Street, Mount Gambier,’ announced Sue McKechnie, Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services. ‘Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services support people throughout the region, from a little support at … Continued

    Resthaven Westbourne Park Redevelopment

    Resthaven Westbourne Park’s $6 million redevelopment project is nearing full completion, with an official opening of the new areas planned for November 2018. ‘The project, which began in late 2017, is being completed and most areas have now been handed over’, says Emmet O’Donovan, Manager Building and Capital Projects. ‘Rooms on site continue to be … Continued

    Port Elliot residents help feed homeless

    Resthaven Port Elliot residents are assisting local café owner, Pip Robertson, to make soup for a food van operating out of Goolwa. Residents travel to the ‘Café on Railway’ fortnightly on the Resthaven bus, to lend their vegetable chopping expertise. Together, the group create hearty winter soups for the homeless and disadvantaged, using vegetables donated … Continued

    Resthaven Murray Bridge Redevelopment Update

    ‘The $16.5m redevelopment of Resthaven Murray Bridge is well on its way to its expected completion in November 2018,’ says Emmet O’Donovan, Manager, Buildings and Capital Projects. ‘When complete, it will provide an extra 18 places for older people, taking the total number of places at Resthaven Murray Bridge from 78 to 96.’ ‘This expansion … Continued

    Resthaven Murray Bridge Quilt Donation

    On 26 July, the ‘Bridge Patches and Quilters Club’ visited Resthaven Murray Bridge to donate some beautiful hand-stitched quilts. Relieving Manager, Linden Brazier, accepted the four quilts on behalf of residents, saying ‘The quilts will be greatly appreciated by family and friends.’ ‘The four quilts are handmade and beautiful quality, with each one sporting a … Continued

    Resthaven wins Aged Care Provider of the Year Award

    On Friday 27 July, Resthaven was named ‘Aged Care Provider of the Year, at the 2018 Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) Aged Care Awards for South Australia. The ACSA awards give focus to the key contribution of not-for-profit aged care service providers in services, innovation and research that benefit the Australian community. ‘Resthaven is … Continued

    Continuing International Relations

    ‘Resthaven welcomes international visitors who share a vision of improved, quality services for older people,’ says Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer. ‘We recently welcomed a family of aged care professionals from Thailand. Dr Chat Vanapruks, of Bangkok, attended the Resthaven co-hosted ‘2017 Active Ageing—Learning from our friends’, conference in Thailand last year.’ Dr Chat … Continued

    Encourage a desire to work in aged care

    The ageing of the population is rarely discussed in the context of being a golden opportunity for long term career opportunities in response to increasing community needs. Employment growth is forecast to grow at a rate of 20 per cent in the next five years. We all share a responsibility to positively encourage people to … Continued

    Generators maintaining a stable power supply

    Power outages can cause multiple issues for residential aged care homes. Recognising this, Resthaven funded research into resilience-building measures in residential aged care settings. Acting on the research findings, and in order to maintain a stable power supply and to minimise discomfort and risk to residents, Resthaven has installed power generators at all twelve residential … Continued