• FIRST study research into frailty

    Resthaven and the University of Adelaide are undertaking a research project that aims to improve the health of aged care residents by investigating how their health status changes over time. Resthaven Senior Manager Clinical Services, Leonie Robson, says, ‘The FIRST Study will help to validate a new frailty screening tool, the FRAIL AC, which was … Continued

    iSupport Project Trial

    Resthaven is supporting a new project, led by Prof Lily Xiao of Flinders University, which aims to support informal and family carers of people living with dementia. Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services, Sue McKechnie, explains, ‘Through the iSupport project, customers who attend Resthaven’s Community Respite Services are testing a set of on online education modules. … Continued

    Research supports need for more home care packages

    Shorter waiting times for home care packages is associated with increased life expectancy and older people’s ability to remain in their own homes, a recent study led by the Registry for Older South Australians (ROSA) at the South Australian Health and Medical Institute (SAHMRI) shows.
    Source: Research supports need for more home care packages

    Information Technology in Aged Care Conference (ITAC)

    David Norton, Resthaven Executive Manager, Finance and Corporate Services says, ‘Invite your customers into Business Transformation.’ This week, 21–22 November, Resthaven will present at the 2018 Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) Conference at the Adelaide Convention Centre. ‘We will share the major business transformation underway at Resthaven,’ David explains. ‘It is centred on enhancing … Continued

    Project Prevent: Preventing Unnecessary Hospitalisations in Older People

    In August, a group of health professionals, stakeholders, and consumer representatives met to discuss the progress of a project aiming to identify opportunities for the prevention of unnecessary hospitalisations of older people living in residential care. The collaborative initiative between Resthaven Inc and Monash University is known as ‘Project Prevent.’ Tina Cooper, Executive Manager Residential … Continued

    Supporting the wellbeing of older Aboriginal peoples in South Australia

    Resthaven is supporting the wellbeing of older Aboriginal peoples in South Australia by using a ‘Framework’ based on the results of the ‘Keeping you Strong’ research project, commissioned by Resthaven, and conducted by SAHMRI’s Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit. The research, which took place in 2017, aimed to identify ways in which aged care services could … Continued

    Everyone needs a little help sometimes…

    ‘I am pleased to announce that we have just reprinted our very handy little booklet, ‘With a little help’ with tips for carers,’ says Sue McKechnie, Resthaven Executive Manager Community Services. ‘This booklet was initially developed as a collaborative writing project in 2010 by members of Resthaven’s Carers Community Advisory Group, and this is the … Continued

    Engagement of Older People with Consumer Directed Care

    The research team and reference group came together with invited guests to launch the final report of the project “The Rise of the Consumer: Engagement of Older People with Consumer Directed Care”, on Friday 15 June 2018. This project, funded through an Australian Research Centre grant, was conducted in partnership with research institutions University of … Continued