• 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

    Thank you, Resthaven Bellevue Heights


    ‘Thank you’ from a family

    The family of a Resthaven Bellevue Heights resident recently contacted Resthaven, to thank staff for the care given to their father by the ‘truly wonderful staff,’ prior to his passing away in late 2019. The family says, ‘We always knew our parents were safe [at Resthaven].’ ‘The staff and leadership teams were always easy to … 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