• COVID-19 Vaccination Information for our Communities

    COVID-19 Vaccinations for Resthaven Residents The 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 Pfizer vaccine (the AstraZeneca vaccine is being administered through GP programs). Both … Continued

    Job security at Resthaven Port Elliot

    Resthaven Port Elliot Care Coordinator, Robyn Dawes, enjoys working with a vibrant team in an unbeatable location. ‘I enjoy coming into work every day and knowing that we all do the best we can do, and the residents, clients and families all see that which is heart-warming,’ Robyn says. ‘I started working here in June … Continued

    An interesting career in aged care

    Newly appointed Residential and Retirement Living Support Coordinator, Kerry Amberg, began her career in aged care in 2005 at Resthaven’s Head Office – starting as a Claims Administrator in Finance and working her way into the Support Coordinator role for Residential Services and Retirement Living. ‘Working in the varied roles that I have held over … Continued

    Living Resthaven’s values every day

    Relieving Manager Residential Services, Jane Abbot, has recently celebrated her decade long career with Resthaven – sharing her first-hand experiences working in aged care, and the continued growth of the organisation. Starting her career as a Registered Nurse over thirty years ago, Jane spent some time experiencing the hustle of hospital work, before making her … Continued

    ‘The guilt is gone’, says Registered Nurse Julie

    Over the past few years, Julie Smith’s experience both as a Registered Nurse at Resthaven and as a family member, has given her a well-rounded view of Resthaven Craigmore. Julie began working for Resthaven Craigmore in 2018, primarily as a Documentation Nurse, after an already impressive nursing career surpassing 40 years. ‘I started my career … Continued

    ‘I find a lot of joy in the work that I do,’ says Gil

    A few years ago, Gil Briones took over the Registered Nurse Coordinator position at Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services, after studying and working in the Philippines. Gil graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Nursing in the Philippines in 2007, working as a registered nurse for a couple of years, before deciding to begin … Continued

    New Lifestyle Coordinator at Resthaven Mount Gambier


    A new ‘Lifestyle’ for Pamela

    New Resthaven Mount Gambier Lifestyle Coordinator, Pamela Bastow, describes her move from New South Wales to Mount Gambier as a ‘great adventure.’ Pamela (picture above with the Lifestyle team first from left), who moved to the Mount with her partner in November 2020, says, ‘My friends back in New South Wales are terribly jealous when … Continued

    Resthaven a ‘meaningful place to work’

    Resthaven Malvern Housekeeping Services Assistant, Paige Sumner, thoroughly enjoys her work, saying that ‘staff and residents alike make working here meaningful every day’. Since she began five years ago, Paige has developed a wealth of knowledge in aged care. ‘I started off working in laundry, and moved my way across working in cleaning, kitchen and … Continued

    ‘If you love what you do, then it’s not work’, says Billie

    Since Billie Garden commenced with Resthaven ten years ago, she has gone from Home Support Worker to Relieving Assistant Manager Community Services – and she still loves her work now just as much as she did when she started. Billie says, ‘I have a real passion for the aged care industry.’ ‘The support I receive … Continued

    Tania is ‘fulfilling Resthaven’s purpose’

    Resthaven Mitcham Personal Care and Lifestyle Assistant, Tania Roberts, enjoys the varied roles she plays in aged care, and the opportunities made available to her – ‘there is nothing else quite as fulfilling as our purpose’, which for Resthaven is ‘Working together: Outstanding care and support for older people and their carers’. ‘The hours work … Continued

    ‘Resthaven is a place of family for me!’ says Dementia Educator

    Gill Schulze, Resthaven Dementia Educator, has a wealth of knowledge in the aged care field, as well as an extensive knowledge of Resthaven. Whilst still at high school, her first job was working in the kitchen at Resthaven Leabrook. Gill recalls walking to the site straight from school. Her time at Resthaven Leabrook involved Gill … Continued

    Aged Care Nursing ‘Rewarding, Challenging, Life Changing’

    After a 50+ year nursing career, Resthaven Clinical Educator Workforce Development, Julie Tansing, knows a thing or two about nursing – and she ‘wholeheartedly recommends’ a career in aged care. Starting as a trainee at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Julie worked in hospitals, the community and in doctor’s clinics for the first part of her … Continued

    Aged care occupational therapy a ‘dream career’ for Melayni

    In a case of coming full circle, graduate, Melayni Bovaird-Cations used a Resthaven scholarship to complete her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at UniSA – and is now working as an Aged care Occupational Therapist at Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services at 37 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge. After high school, Melayni had worked … Continued

    New Manager at Resthaven Mitcham

    A new Manager, Hannah Coelho, has been welcomed at Resthaven Mitcham. It follows the transfer of previous Manager, Mandy Micallef, to Resthaven Bellevue Heights, to oversee a major site redevelopment at the home. Hannah, who commenced at Resthaven Mitcham in June, may be a Manager now, but she understands the nuances of the aged care … Continued

    Sylvia encourages employee engagement

    It is with great pleasure that we welcome Sylvia Powell to Resthaven, in the role of Executive Manager People and Culture. Sylvia commenced in August. Sylvia’s most recent position was General Manager People and Culture for Eldercare, a position that she held since May 2016. Prior to that, she worked with the University of South … Continued