• Employment Opportunities in Aged Care

    Career opportunities in aged care are ‘unlimited,’ says Registered Nurse, Emma Read; she would know, having gone from an RN working through an agency to Clinical Nurse ACFI within the space of just eight years. A UniSA graduate (Bachelor of Nursing), Emma’s first interaction with Resthaven was in 2011, working some shifts as an Agency … Continued

    Festive Welcome for New Resthaven Port Elliot Manager

    We welcome Karen de Bonde as Manager Residential Services at Resthaven Port Elliot. On 13 December, Resthaven Port Elliot held their annual Resident Christmas Luncheon at the home at 3 Frederik Street, Port Elliot, during which they welcomed new Manager, Karen de Bonde. Karen, a highly experienced Registered Nurse with a 30 year career in … Continued

    Diwali Celebrations at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park

    On Monday 28 October, staff at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park organised a celebration in honour of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Indian and Nepalese staff cooked a traditional lunch for all staff to share, and dressed in traditional cultural outfits with accompanying jewellery. Staff then put on a bollywood-style dance for residents, and everyone had … Continued

    10k Step Challenge Accepted!

    In recognising ‘Safe Work Month’ throughout October, staff from Resthaven’s Marion Community Services, Onkaparinga Community Services, and Community Respite Services are ‘stepping up’ to complete a 10,000 step per day challenge! Almost fifty staff are participating across the three community services sites, with the challenge being driven by the Assistant Managers. According to Assistant Manager … Continued

    Millicent’s Employee of the Year

    At a ceremony held at the Millicent Civics and Art Centre on Saturday 10 August, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services Coordinator, Fiona Thompson, was awarded the Millicent Business Community Association’s award for Employee of the Year. ‘Fiona was nominated by the daughter of a gentleman who had been referred to Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services … Continued

    Thanks to aged care workers

    ‘Today has been deemed, “Thank you for working in aged care day,” a day when we affirm the importance of working with older people who have a need that arises from a loss of capacity to sustain their quality of life in different ways,’ says Resthaven Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hearn. ‘I have great respect … Continued

    A Golden Key to Career Progression

    Congratulations to Resthaven Residential Services Accountant, Tom Lynas, who recently completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA Finance) at the University of South Australia. Tom joined Resthaven more than ten years ago, after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting). ‘I started out working in for-profit businesses, but I didn’t like how they put profits … Continued

    Welcome and Farewell for Westbourne Park

    On Friday 16 August, Resthaven Westbourne Park held a special ‘welcome and farewell’ afternoon tea to farewell long-time Manager Residential Services, Marian Greenshields, and welcome new Manager, Pam Alde. Residents and staff were delighted to have the opportunity to farewell Marian after 13 years with Resthaven, eight of those as Manager. The site team thanked … Continued

    Resthaven and SA Government partnership supports future aged care workforce

    A partnership project between Resthaven and the South Australian Government will support 30 current Home Support Workers to undertake a traineeship, combining a Certificate III in Individual Support with on-the-job training. Resthaven Manager Workforce Development, Tom Cleghorn, says, ‘The Resthaven Aged Care Traineeship Project aims to support a skilled future aged care workforce.’ ‘Home Support … Continued