• Resthaven allocated additional 12 new Restorative Care Packages

    Today, Resthaven was allocated twelve new Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) places in an announcement by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged care, Ken Wyatt, AM. Richard Hearn, Chief Executive Officer, says, ‘On behalf of Resthaven, I am delighted that Resthaven has received these additional twelve Short Term Restorative Care places, with five to commence … Continued

    Encourage a desire to work in aged care

    The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety currently underway offers a unique opportunity to give national focus to the future of Australia’s aged care system that is consistent with community expectations and the resources required to meet these. I welcome this focus on quality and safety and the opportunity to consider how any … Continued

    Resthaven staff go ‘above and beyond’

    A family recently contacted Resthaven to pass on some beautiful words of thanks regarding the ‘outstanding work’ of staff at Resthaven Paradise, who the family say went ‘above and beyond their call of duty’ in caring for their dad. ‘People are so quick to complain these days, but I would like to commend your nursing … Continued

    ‘Wonderful care’ for respite resident at Resthaven Craigmore

    The family of a Resthaven Craigmore resident recently thanked Resthaven for the ‘wonderful care’ of their mother, who enjoyed a respite stay in early January 2019. The family says, ‘I wish to thank the staff at Resthaven Craigmore for the wonderful care that was afforded to my mother during her recent respite stay.’ ‘I found … Continued

    Murray Bridge ‘Aged Care Precinct’ Officially Opened

    On Friday 18 January 2019, the $18m Resthaven Murray Bridge redevelopment, encompassing both residential and community services, was officially opened by the president of the Resthaven Board, Mark Porter, and dedicated by the Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia, Rev Sue Ellis. The landmark site at 37-53 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge, is now home … Continued

    ‘Just Fellas’ group – Resthaven Community Respite Services

    The Resthaven Community Respite Services ‘Just Fellas’ group has enjoyed weekly meetings for almost ten years, and has plans to go full steam ahead in 2019. Resthaven Community Respite Services Manager, Carole Matthews, says, ‘The “Just Fellas” group brings together gentlemen who have wide-ranging experience and backgrounds, who miss catching up with their male friends, … Continued

    ‘Thank you’ from a family

    The family of a Resthaven Malvern resident recently contacted Resthaven, to thank staff for the ‘exceptionally professional and caring’ support given to their mother, who passed away in late 2018. The family says, ‘Resthaven Malvern provided everything that Mum needed and wanted.’ ‘She had many happy experiences, and loved the people, the food, the social … Continued

    New office for Community Services in Mount Gambier

    Visiting Mount Gambier today, Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, was pleased to see the new Resthaven Community Services office at 15B James Street, Mount Gambier. Sue says, ‘We are delighted to open this new office, which gives us the ability to support even more older people to live independently in their own homes … 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 Community Services relocate

    It’s a new year and Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills and Fleurieu Community Services have moved into their brand new, purpose-built location at 37 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge, adjacent the residential aged care home. Emmet O’Donovan, Resthaven Manager, Buildings and Capital Projects, is pleased that the construction work at Murray Bridge is now complete. He says, … Continued

    Mrs Edith O’Brien celebrates 100th birthday

    Many happy returns to Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services client, Mrs Edith O’Brien, who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Mrs O’Brien grew up in the small railway town of Hanson, where her family farmed dairy and wheat. She remembers riding her pony to school each day, where she attended with just 23 … Continued

    Passing on the Ngarrindjeri Wisdom

    Ngarrindjeri Elder, Mr Archie Kartinyeri, is passing on the wisdom of the Ngarrindjeri people’s culture and language to school students across the Fleurieu. Mr Kartinyeri, who is supported to live independently at home by Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services, holds regular classes at Victor Harbor High School, as part of the school’s … 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

    Santa’s surprise visit to Resthaven Marion

    On 17 December, Santa took a break from his duties at the local garden centre to visit residents at Resthaven Marion, at 10 Township Road. It was quite warm, so he had to catch his breath before heading inside to visit the residents, with several elves to help. Lifestyle Coordinator, Karen Neighbour, says, ‘It was … Continued