• Awards

    Resthaven awarded ‘silver’ in Quality Service Awards

    With the winners of the 2024 Reader’s Digest Quality Service Awards announced on 16 November, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Darren Birbeck, says, ‘I am delighted that Resthaven has been awarded “silver” for Home Care Services — South Australia and Northern Territory.’ ‘This award recognises Resthaven as a leading not-for-profit aged care organisation providing home care … Continued

    Murray Bridge staff celebrate their service milestones

    On Friday 4 August, long-serving Resthaven staff – with 90 years of service between them – celebrated their service milestones of ten or fifteen years with an awards presentation at the Bridgeport Hotel. The group of long-serving staff, from both Resthaven Murray Bridge residential and community services, were joined by Board President, Mark Porter; CEO, … Continued

    1,600 years of service recognised at Resthaven Staff Appreciation Awards

    On 14 July 2023, more than 100 Resthaven staff were honoured for their long service milestones at the annual Resthaven Staff Appreciation Awards. The Resthaven Staff Appreciation Awards, held every year since 1993 (excluding 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic), acknowledge staff who have completed at least ten years’ service. Employment milestones are recognised in … Continued

    Resthaven highly commended in Trusted Brand Awards

    Resthaven is delighted to have been Highly Commended in Home Care — South Australia and Northern Territory — in the 2023 Reader’s Digest Annual Trusted Brands Awards. On Wednesday 3 May, Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck, accepted the award at The Tea Room, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney — celebrating our achievement as a … Continued

    Peter Jenkin wins Nurse Practitioner of the Year!

    We are delighted to announce that Resthaven Nurse Practitioner, Peter Jenkin, has been named 2022 HESTA Nurse Practitioner of the Year. The HESTA Nurse Practitioner of the Year award is a prestigious national award that recognises a Nurse Practitioner who has demonstrated outstanding qualities in the areas of clinical work, mentoring and leadership. Peter’s win … Continued

    Congratulations to Richard Hearn AM

    Resthaven is delighted that former Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn, was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division in the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List, announced yesterday by the Governor-General, David Hurley AC DCS. The Australian Honours and Awards system recognises the outstanding service and contributions of Australians, and … Continued

    Janet Hill: 2021 Volunteer of the Year

    Join us in congratulating Resthaven Aberfoyle Park volunteer, Janet Hill, who, on Friday 22 October, was announced as ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at the 2021 Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) awards. Manager Volunteer Services, Stacey Thompson, says, ‘This is a wonderful recognition of Janet’s talents, skills and tremendous support.’ Janet is pictured above with … Continued

    Resthaven CEO recognised at 2019 ACSA Awards

    On Friday 19 July, Resthaven CEO, Richard Hearn, was awarded the ‘Distinguished Service in Aged Care’ award, at the 2019 South Australian Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) Aged Care Awards. This award celebrates the recipient’s outstanding achievement in aged care, and contribution to the betterment of the aged care sector. With more than 30 … Continued

    Award win for Restoring Older People’s Lives

    Richard Hearn, Chief Executive Officer, says, ‘On behalf of Resthaven, I was really pleased to receive a Commendation Award by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency (AACQA) at the 2018 Better Practice Awards in Sydney.’ ‘It is the third year in a row that Resthaven has been acknowledged through the Better Practice Awards for our … Continued

    Better Practice Award Win!

    On Thursday 23 August 2018, Resthaven was honoured to be awarded the 2018 Better Practice Commendation Award for the project, ‘Restoring Older People’s Lives’, at the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency’s (Quality Agency) Better Practice Awards reception in Sydney. The award was presented for Resthaven’s planning and implementation of the Commonwealth-funded Short Term Restorative Care program, … Continued

    Resthaven Outlines Better Practice


    ‘Resthaven was proud to win an inaugural Better Practice National Innovation and Excellence in Aged Care Award in ...

    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

    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

    Resthaven announced as ACSA Award Finalist

    ‘Having won two prestigious Better Practice Awards in 2017, Resthaven is honoured to be named as a finalist in the 2018 Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) Aged Care Awards for South Australia,’ says Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer. ‘The ACSA awards give focus to the key contribution of not-for-profit aged care service providers … Continued

    Unley Legends nominated in the 17th Annual Leadership Excellence Awards


    We’re getting excited!

    On Friday 6 April, Resthaven will join the City of Unley at the Local Government Professionals Australia, SA, 17th Annual Leadership Excellence Gala Awards Dinner, where we will wait with bated breath to see if our joint project, ‘Unley Legends’ can bring home an award! ‘Unley Legends’ was a 2017 co-sponsored initiative between Resthaven and … Continued

    ‘Spirituality in the Garden’ Program Better Practice Award

    This morning, residents and staff at Resthaven Marion gathered to be presented with a Better Practice Award. Resthaven Marion welcomed representatives from the Aged Care Quality Agency to acknowledge in person the residents and staff involved with the award winning ‘Spirituality in the Garden’ program. The program won an Aged Care Quality Agency ‘Commendation’ award … Continued

    HESTA awards finalist team

    Resthaven was proud to be a finalist in the Team Innovation Award category in the national 2017 HESTA Aged Care Awards. Resthaven staff were delighted to attend the 2017 HESTA Aged Care Awards ceremony on Thursday night. Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, says, ‘Even though we didn’t win, the fact that we were a … Continued

    Resthaven named HESTA Awards Finalist

    Resthaven has been named a finalist in the 2017 HESTA Aged Care Awards. ‘We are delighted to announce that Resthaven is a finalist in the awards, for a combined effort across our service divisions to support a customer at Murray Bridge,’ says CEO, Richard Hearn. ‘Resthaven Murray Bridge Residential Services, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu … Continued

    Palliative Care Australia National Award Win!

    Congratulations to Resthaven Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Peter Jenkin, who has won the prestigious ‘Excellence in Palliative Care in an Aged Care Setting’ award at the Palliative Care Australia National Awards. ‘We are so proud of Peter – he is a thoroughly worthy recipient of this award,’ says Resthaven Executive Manager Residential Services, Tina Cooper. … Continued

    National Winners in Better Practice Awards

    Last night, Resthaven was honoured to be awarded a National Better Practice Award. Run by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency, the award was presented for Resthaven’s Wellness and Reablement in Home Care model in the inaugural National Innovation and Excellence in Aged Care awards. This new higher tier of Better Practice Awards recognises providers, nationally, demonstrating leading … Continued

    ACSA Employee of the Year Award Win

    ‘I am thrilled that Peter Jenkin, Resthaven’s Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, won the “Employee” award in this year’s Aged and Community Services (ACS) SA and NT Awards for Excellence,’ says Tina Cooper, Executive Manager, Residential Services. The awards were announced at a gala dinner at the National Wine Centre on Friday 23 June 2017. ‘I … Continued