• Swimming trips with Resthaven Companion Service

    Mr Greg Patterson of Resthaven Craigmore is enjoying twice weekly trips to the local ‘Aquadome’, with support from the Resthaven Companion Service. ‘I meet the carer at 9am on Mondays and Fridays, and we get a taxi together to the Aquadome,’ says Mr Patterson. ‘I go in and do about 20-25 laps. I’ll swim for … Continued

    Resthaven resident paints toys for children this Christmas

    Mr Colin James of Resthaven Malvern is painting wooden toys to donate to children in need this Christmas. ‘Dad’s always been a Mr Fix It, tinkering in the shed,’ says his daughter, Kaye. ‘Once, he even turned an old washing machine tub into a barbeque! He’s quite the innovator.’ Mr James admits this is true, … Continued

    The music continues at Resthaven Malvern

    When Mr Brian Cheminant suffered a sudden, acute health condition in mid-2017, it was a shock to everyone. ‘We were living a healthy life, we used to walk to the pub for dinner together,’ says his partner of 28 years, Mr Darrel Ridley. ‘Then suddenly, one day, he was in the Royal Adelaide.’ After spending … Continued

    Bible study group fuels community connections

    Mr Peter Edwards of Resthaven Craigmore is continuing his strong community connections by hosting his local Bible Study group at his new residential home. Manager Residential Services, Roger Levi, says, ‘Peter’s story strongly demonstrates the linkage between the community and aged care homes.’ ‘Prior to moving into Resthaven Craigmore, Peter was part of the Playford … Continued

    Thank you, Resthaven

    The family of a Resthaven Port Elliot resident recently contacted Resthaven, to thank staff for the ‘professionalism and care’ of their mother, who passed away in May aged 100. The family says, ‘Your staff did a great job to help mum celebrate her 100th birthday as much as she could. They all went out of … Continued

    Thank you Resthaven Western Community Services

    Recently, John* contacted Resthaven to ‘commend your staff for their extra effort, and positive and caring manner’ in supporting his parents, who are ‘aged 90 and 94 years young’. John says, ‘I am a senior airline pilot based overseas, and therefore Resthaven has been a key part of ensuring that my parents were well cared … Continued

    Residential care ‘feels like a holiday’ says Maureen

    When Mrs Maureen Brewer fractured her pelvis lifting Roy, her husband of 62 years, she knew it was time for some extra support. ‘I’d been caring for Roy for three years by myself,’ she says. ‘We’d stopped going out anymore, as it was just too hard, and I wasn’t looking after myself. I was so … Continued

    Brian informs Resthaven’s customer experience

    Residents such as Mr Brian Kennedy of Resthaven Leabrook are informing Resthaven’s customer experience research, which aims to find out what Resthaven customers want, and how Resthaven can deliver it to them. Having reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in his army days, followed by management roles in the SA Prison System, Mr Kennedy, is … Continued

    From a little help at home, to residential aged care

    When life is drawing to an end, having support from family and a trusted service provider can ease the steps along the way through the journey. Sharon Vafiadis describes her mum’s ‘Resthaven journey’. It initially started with just a few hours of support at home, later progressing through to having comprehensive palliative and end of … Continued

    Excellent in-home care, thanks to Resthaven Marion Community Services

    ‘I wouldn’t say this unless I really meant it,’ says Mrs Jones*, ‘I’ve been so completely satisfied with Resthaven.’ Mrs Jones, whose husband is supported by daily in-home visits from fully qualified Resthaven Marion Community Services staff, says, ‘They come and get [my husband] dressed, give him a shave, and do his hair.’ ‘Then I … Continued

    Thanks to Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services

    Resthaven Paradise & Eastern Community Services staff recently received a lovely letter of thanks from a very happy client, who says, ‘We would like to thank you for the dedication and joy you put into caring for your clients while they are at respite care every week.’ ‘You definitely show concern for their welfare.’ ‘The … Continued

    Testimonial – Amazing staff at Resthaven Port Elliot

    Mr Graham Marshall is visiting his wife of 66 years, Val, at Resthaven Port Elliot, and ‘couldn’t be happier’ with the support she receives. ‘As far as I’m concerned, Resthaven is number one,’ he says. ‘Val had two lots of respite here before moving in permanently, and she really enjoyed it.’ ‘I thought, if Val … Continued