• ‘Well done’ from a friend

    The friend of a former Resthaven Westbourne Park resident recently wrote to express their thanks for the ‘friendly and helpful manner in which I was treated on my visits to your establishment.’ ‘My lovely friend was happy at Resthaven, and I wish to highlight the importance of staff when visitors come.’ ‘I appreciated that nothing … Continued

    Rev Ian Trevor remembers Resthaven Leabrook


    The house that grandpa built

    When Rev Ian Trevor decided he needed a short respite stay at a residential aged care home, there was really only one choice – Resthaven Leabrook. Why? It was built by his grandfather, FC Catt, in 1910! Ian says, ‘I don’t really remember grandpa, although mum said she used to take me to see him … Continued

    Derek enjoys Resthaven’s exercise and social groups


    ‘A Feeling of Freedom’ for Derek

    Resthaven supports more than 10,000 older people who live at home throughout metropolitan Adelaide and in rural South Australia. An important aspect of the support Resthaven offers aims to improve and maintain the ability to do everyday things. This might be through improved health and mobility, connecting with past or new friends, and enjoying the … Continued

    85th Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off!

    Throughout 2020, Resthaven will host celebrations across all sites to mark 85 years of service to older people and their carers. Resthaven Northern Community Services asked 85 clients, “What is one thing you like about Resthaven?” ‘We asked 85 clients, because Resthaven celebrates its 85th anniversary this year’, says Karen Hammond, Manager Resthaven Northern Community Services. … Continued

    Benefits of Resthaven Scholarships appreciated

    2019 Scholarship reception: Alyssia Baker; Resthaven Senior Manager, Grant White; Jennifer Lai.   Scholarships boost the future aged care workforce Resthaven sponsors scholarships at three South Australian universities. The aim is to encourage students to consider a future career in aged care – where the number of opportunities exceeds supply. Two undergraduate students who were … Continued

    Dementia a shared journey for Rosie and Grant

    Grant and his wife, Rosie, had been married for 17 years when their lives changed forever. Both very active people, the couple rose at 6.30am every day to go walking, played golf, travelled extensively, and generally enjoyed an action-packed life. However, in 2015, Rosie experienced a sudden stroke, followed by memory loss and other changes. … Continued

    Social group brings Kevin back to health

    Two years ago, Mr Kevin Rawlins almost died. ‘My wife had passed away in 2016, I was all alone,’ he says. ‘Then I had a massive heart attack, and ended up in the hospital for four months.’ ‘I could barely move, let alone walk,’ he says. ‘I didn’t want to face another day.’ After four … Continued

    Thank you for Short Term Restorative Care


    ‘Thank you’ from a family

    The daughter of a Resthaven Northern Community Services client recently contacted Resthaven to thank staff for the ‘genuine care and concern’ shown to her mother during her eight week short term restorative care program. Learn about our Short Term Restorative Care Program She says, ‘Our family cannot fault the high quality care provided.’ ‘Over the … Continued