• Home Support Worker aids independence

    Stan Gafney of Modbury feels ‘very lucky’ to have Resthaven Home Support Worker, Wendy, in his life. So much so, that he emailed the editor of the ‘Resthaven Review’ newsletter, asking for a story to be written about the importance of Home Support Workers! Although Stan is very independent, he values the support of his … Continued

    Resthaven Graduate Nursing Program – Anastasia Cafcakis

    Resthaven Graduate Nurse Program participant, Anastasia (Ana) Cafcakis, can pinpoint the exact moment when she realised what a privilege it is to be a nurse. ‘I was looking after my first resident who was in their last days of palliative care,’ says Ana. ‘It was late in the week and I was tired.’ ‘This lady … Continued

    Palliative Care Role Supports End of Life

    This week is National Advance Care Planning Week: 1 – 5 April 2019. Advance care planning is a conversation about how we wish to be treated under circumstances in which we are not able to speak for ourselves, because a serious or life changing illness can happen at any age or stage of life. Advance care … Continued

    International Women’s Day 2019

    International Women’s Day is Friday 8 March 2019. This year’s theme is ‘Balance for Better’. Manager Residential Services, Resthaven Port Elliot, Pamela Alde, talks about what International Women’s Day means to her. ‘To me, the “Balance for Better” theme represents an imperative for a gender balanced workforce, where all people are equally valued for their … Continued

    Greek-speaking staff leap language barrier

    More than a quarter of Resthaven Western Community Services clients are from a culturally or linguistically diverse background. Of those customers who were born in a non-English speaking country, 55% are Greek or Italian. For this reason, it is vital that staff at the site at 96 Woodville Road, Woodville, are able to cater to … Continued

    Farewell to long serving executives

    ‘On Friday 1 February 2019, Resthaven farewelled Des Itsines, Executive Manager People and Culture after 19 years,’ Richard Hearn, Resthaven Chief Executive Officer announced. ‘Des has made a significant contribution to Resthaven and we are very grateful for her service.’ ‘She is well respected in the aged care industry for her work in industrial relations, … Continued

    New appointment to Resthaven

    ‘This week, we welcomed Darren Birbeck to Resthaven in the position of Executive Manager Governance and Corporate Services’, says Richard Hearn, Resthaven CEO. ‘Darren comes to Resthaven with a wealth of experience in the provision of high quality aged care services at a senior level.’ ‘This is the first change to Resthaven’s Executive team for many … Continued

    Resthaven Murray Bridge Care Coordinator, Belinda, completes Ironman

    When Resthaven Murray Bridge Care Coordinator, Belinda Willshire, saw her first Ironman competition video 18 months ago, she knew instantly that it was something she wanted to do. Despite the fact that she wasn’t a strong swimmer, and hadn’t ridden a bike since she was young child, Belinda wanted to ‘show myself and my children, … Continued