• 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

    Determined trainee becomes Registered Nurse

    When Melinda Sporton was 26, and selling carpets for a living, she decided that she ‘had to make a change.’ ‘I’d always liked aged care,’ she says, ‘So I decided to do a traineeship. After I’d finished that, I became a Personal Care Assistant here at Resthaven Craigmore.’ ‘I really liked it – this home … Continued

    Assistant Cook to Relieving Coordinator Housekeeping Services

    From the first time that Lauren Brannen worked with Resthaven in 2008, she knew it was the place for her. ‘In 2008, after completing my apprenticeship at St Andrews Hospital, I was briefly placed at Resthaven Leabrook,’ she says. ‘Everyone there was so positive about their job, and took such pride in what they did.’ … Continued

    Resthaven go above and beyond in staff training

    ‘Resthaven goes above and beyond in ensuring we provide ongoing training and extra support to all Resthaven staff, including Personal Care Assistants,’ says Resthaven Executive Manager Workforce Development and Governance. ‘We do this because we realise the importance of comprehensive training for each staff member in providing high-quality services to older people.’ ‘Resthaven supports the … Continued

    Diversity Celebrated at Staff Multicultural Luncheon

    Resthaven Malvern staff recently came together to celebrate their diverse backgrounds with a multicultural luncheon held at the home at 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern. ‘Every month, we provide a barbeque lunch to staff, to thank them for their hard work,’ says Manager Residential Services, Terry Kirkwood. ‘A group of staff asked if they could have … Continued

    Resthaven Employs Dementia and Mental Health Specialist

    This September 2018, during Dementia Awareness Month, Resthaven is pleased to announce the appointment of an Advanced Practice Nurse—Dementia and Mental Health. Resthaven Executive Manager, Residential Services, Tina Cooper, says, ‘I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Harding to our Clinical Services team, in the position of Advanced Practice Nurse—Dementia and Mental … Continued

    Flinders University nursing student requests final placement at Resthaven

    ‘We enjoy sharing success stories, and this one is about Registered Nursing student from Flinders University, Babita,’ says Resthaven Manager Workforce Development, Tom Cleghorn. ‘In 2016, Babita undertook a first year student placement at Resthaven Marion.’ ‘Due to a fantastic learning experience and overall placement at Resthaven Marion, she requested to return to Resthaven for … Continued

    ‘My Home Life’ graduates share their stories

    ‘My Home Life is certainly not a typical leadership program,’ says Resthaven Port Elliot Care Coordinator, Susan Biffin. Indeed, with a focus on appreciation, positive relationships, open conversation, and observation, My Home Life (MHL) graduates are bringing a range of new skills to their professional relationships, with great benefit to their colleagues, as well as … Continued

    Jane Abbot completes SA Innovation Hub mentoring program

    Jane Abbot, Relieving Manager, Residential Services, was one of two Resthaven managers invited to participate in the SA Innovation Hub’s mentoring program last year. The SA Innovation Hub is a group of aged care providers who collaborate to share knowledge, innovations and research to benefit their organisations, clients and the wider aged care services community. … Continued

    Melanie Howard completes SA Innovation Hub mentoring program

    Last year, two Resthaven managers participated in the SA Innovation Hub’s mentoring program which is designed to support and develop talented people in the aged care sector. The SA Innovation Hub is a group of aged care providers who collaborate to share knowledge, innovations and research to benefit their organisations and clients. Resthaven has been … Continued