• Employee Stories

    Men’s Health Week a strong cause at Resthaven

    Since 2019, Resthaven’s Principal Manager Facilities and Assets, Stephen Hooper, has been running Men’s Health Week events at Resthaven sites for staff, volunteers, residents and clients, to bring focus to some of the different ways we can keep men healthier. ‘It’s an opportunity to bring our communities together, including maintenance and gardening staff, to break … Continued

    Brittany celebrates International Nurses Day with special connection

    For Brittany Carver, International Nurses Day holds special significance, and not just because she is a Personal Care Assistant herself. The Resthaven Paradise worker is also a relative of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel, the Australian nurse who was the sole survivor of the Bangka Island massacre, which took place on 16 February 1942, shortly after … Continued

    Resthaven continues to demonstrate commitment to diversity with new role

    Resthaven’s proud commitment to diversity and inclusion continues with the latest announcement that Priscilla de Pree has accepted a change in role from Project Officer – Multicultural and Diversity, to the newly evolved position of Diversity and Inclusion Lead. The original position was established in 2005, when Resthaven Incorporated introduced a role that solely focused … Continued

    Community is key for Charlie at Resthaven Murray Bridge

    At Resthaven Murray Bridge, Relieving Manager Charlie Roe is enjoying the unique mix of residents and staff who make up her remit. An Adelaide Hills resident herself, Charlie identifies with the country-town feel, where everyone knows each other, and connections are made at the school gate or on the sports field. ‘Resthaven has a strong … Continued

    Leadership Excellence: Sonia’s strategic transformation of Resthaven’s workforce

    Over the past three years, Manager Workforce Strategy, Sonia Hunter, has emerged as a dynamic leader. She has contributed to shaping Resthaven’s workforce and organisational culture in the face of challenges such as the Royal Commission, a global pandemic, and ongoing government reforms. Late last year, Resthaven nominated Sonia in the ‘Emerging Leader’ category for … Continued

    Resthaven staff and volunteers shine at the inaugural Resthaven Excellence Awards

    Resthaven’s commitment to delivering high-quality residential and community aged care services was on show last Friday, 1 March when the inaugural Resthaven Excellence Awards took place. Held at the new Wolf Blass Centre, Morphettville, the awards recognise and reward the contribution of Resthaven volunteers and employees who live the Resthaven values – trust, dignity and … Continued

    Pardeep Singh Dhot appointed as Senior Manager Residential Services

    Resthaven is pleased to announce the appointment of Pardeep Singh Dhot to the position of Senior Manager Residential Services. Pardeep has an impressive depth of experience within the organisation, where he was first appointed as a Relieving Clinical Nurse in 2017. He has also worked in the positions of Relieving Care Coordinator and Relieving Manager … Continued

    Resthaven’s Cassidy Knight awarded grant from Australian Seniors

    Cassidy Knight, a Registered Nurse with Resthaven Riverland Community Services, has recently been awarded a $5,000 grant from Australian Seniors, as part of their Aged Care Futures Grant program. Cassidy was awarded the grant after submitting an essay on the subject of why she has chosen a career in aged care, and how her further … Continued

    Resthaven ‘a supportive and flexible workplace’ for OT, Charmaine

    After many years working as an occupational therapist across community and hospital settings, Charmaine Pfitzner was ready for more stability in her career, prompting her move to Resthaven. She explains, ‘Since graduating in 2000, I’ve worked in a multitude of fields, including aged care (private and government sector), neurological and orthopaedic rehabilitation (community and hospital … Continued

    Personal care ‘doesn’t feel like work’ to Shweta

    Personal Care Assistant, Shweta, thrives in her role at Resthaven Leabrook, allowing her to connect with people every day. Shweta says, ‘I am an outgoing, empathetic person by nature, and I love keeping busy, which is perfect for my role!’ Shweta’s workday involves providing direct care services to residents throughout the home, allowing her flexibility … Continued

    It’s the ‘quality of life’ for Resthaven podiatrist, Chris

    Resthaven Paradise & Eastern Community Services podiatrist, Chris Frangos, chose to work with Resthaven 20 years ago, and he hasn’t looked back since. Chris explains, ‘I graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of South Australia in 2002, and found employment at Port Pirie Hospital.’ ‘A year in, I was looking to relocate … Continued

    Taylah’s ‘making a difference’ at Resthaven

    Whilst Taylah Prime-Harris has always worked in hospitality, she says the meaningful connections she develops with residents as a Housekeeping Services Assistant is the reason why she loves her job. Taylah, who works at Resthaven Marion, thoroughly enjoys ‘making a difference’ with her hospitality skills. She explains, ‘Before starting with Resthaven in 2020, I worked … Continued

    Jeevan’s OT skills ‘put a smile on clients’ faces’

    According to Resthaven Paradise & Eastern Community Services Occupational Therapist, Jeevan Bhela, the best thing about being an OT in the aged care sector is ‘putting a smile on clients’ faces, and knowing I have made a difference in their lives.’ Jeevan, who graduated from UniSA with a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2021, began … Continued

    Team Talent Showcase shines

    On Friday 19 May, the inaugural Resthaven ‘Team Talent Showcase’ was held at the Adelaide Pavilion. An initiative of Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck, the event aimed to bring staff together from across Resthaven, giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent and experience in managing and leading practical challenges in the workplace. Darren says, ‘We … Continued

    Exercise fun with physiotherapist, Hamid

    Physiotherapist, Hamid Ansari, is a crowd favourite of the Resthaven Northern Community Services exercise class, with participants calling it ‘the shortest hour in the week!’ Working both in groups and individually in the modern gymnasium at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth, participants enjoy a range of mobility and fitness exercises, all under Hamid’s expert eye. Mrs … 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

    The friendly face at Resthaven Head Office

    The next time you’re driving down Greenhill Road, make sure to check out the newest fence banner at Wayville, and meet the friendly face at our Head Office! While the banner is new to the establishment, the featured staff member is no newbie. Head Office Administration/Reception, Nora Tuazon, says, ‘I began working here about six … 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

    New manager brings 25 years of aged care experience

    New Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services Manager, Theresa Connor, is looking forward to sharing her 25 years of aged care experience to continue to support older people to live independently in their own homes throughout the Limestone Coast. Resthaven coordinates in-home care, social groups, and respite for carers, via their three offices at Gordon Street, … Continued

    Julie Tansing’s 20-year career at Resthaven

    This month, Resthaven Clinical Nurse Workforce Development, Julie Tansing, will celebrate her 20-year milestone with Resthaven, along with an impressive 54 years in the nursing profession. In the last two decades, Julie has become an integral part of the Resthaven education team, spearheading a specialised Parkinson’s Disease training program for staff across the organisation. Julie … Continued