• COVID-19 Vaccination Information for our Communities

    COVID-19 Vaccinations for Resthaven Residents The COVID-19 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 AstraZeneca. Resthaven appreciates the cooperation of residents who have chosen to … Continued

    Resthaven’s bushfire prevention and preparedness program is in operation

    Stay safe this summer!

    ‘With the start of summer and the warmer weather already upon us, Resthaven’s bushfire prevention and preparedness program is in operation,’ says CEO, Darren Birbeck. ‘Resthaven takes the risk of bushfire very seriously.’ ‘Staff undergo annual training, and our procedures are annually reviewed.’ ‘Generators were installed at all Resthaven residential aged care homes in 2018-19, … Continued

    Resthaven Leabrook artwork by Gerry McMahon

    Resthaven Leabrook artwork inspired by John Mellencamp

    If you are walking past Resthaven Leabrook, on the corner of Glynburn and Kensington Roads, be sure to take a moment to admire a new public artwork funded by Resthaven for the community to enjoy. Gerry McMahon, the artist responsible for this new public work of art at Resthaven Leabrook, has explained the inspiration behind … Continued

    A new look for Resthaven Leabrook

    Early this year, work began on upgrading the reception and foyer, managers and administration offices at Resthaven Leabrook. The final stage was handed over on Thursday 30 April, and Emmet O’Donovan, Manager Building and Capital Works, says ‘The whole area looks fantastic.’ ‘I’m really pleased with the result, especially because residents, their families, as well … 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

    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

    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

    Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services is on the move!

    Due to increased service demand, Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services is moving to a new, larger office space at 3-5 James Clark Road, Noarlunga Centre, from Monday 11 November, 2019. Manager, Manule Harpas, says, ‘Whilst our current offices at Noarlunga Centre have served us well, with service demand increasing, we require more space from which to … Continued

    Spring has Sprung at Regency Cottage

    Entering into spring, Resthaven Western Community Services is pleased to show off the recent fresh face-lift of Regency Cottage respite service, located at 111 Regency Road, Croydon Park. ‘I was tasked with the project, and am really happy with the result’, says Resthaven Western Community Services Coordinator, Jodi Brabon. ‘The interior décor has been updated … Continued

    Happy 1st Birthday, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park!

    On Friday 4 October, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park will host celebrations for its much anticipated first birthday. ‘Resthaven Aberfoyle Park opened its doors on 16 July last year, with the official opening event held on 12 October 2018’, says Tina Cooper, Executive Manager Residential Services. ‘Residents are excited about the first birthday celebrations. They have given … Continued

    Building Update

    Several redevelopments and upgrades are in the works across Resthaven.

    Resthaven Leabrook An upgrade at Resthaven Leabrook is in the design stage. Plans include an upgrade of the reception area, café, and shop, along with the hairdresser and hall. The design is currently being finalised, with works expected to commence in late October 2019. An artist’s impression of the proposed new cafe/reception area is below. … Continued

    The Aberfoyle Park Chapel Cross

    Have you ever wondered?

    The bespoke cross in the Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Chapel space was designed and created by creative artist and graphic designer, James Coulter. James collaborated with Resthaven Manager, Building and Capital Projects, Emmet O’Donovan, to design a unique artwork for the site’s spiritual space. After a few trial concepts, the design was finalised, based on the … Continued

    Expansion in Onkaparinga

    Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services has continued to expand with increasing local demand for in-home care and support. Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, today announced that the service will move to larger premises later this year. ‘I am delighted that we have been able to secure new offices at 3-5 James Clark Road, Noarlunga … Continued

    Resthaven Murray Bridge aged care precinct

    $18m ‘aged care precinct’ heralds new era in aged care

    Opened in 1958, Resthaven’s third-oldest residential aged care home at 53 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge, has undergone a complete transformation, heralding a ‘new era’ in aged care in the regional city. New innovations at the fully redeveloped aged care home, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, include an internet café, premium single rooms with … Continued

    Rotary creates sensory garden for Resthaven Westbourne Park

    Rotary donates time, effort to residential garden project

    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

    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