• ‘Thank you’ from a client

    A Resthaven Marion Community Services client has contacted us to ‘personally express’ their ‘gratitude and thanks for having been able to participate in the [Resthaven Short Term Restorative Care] program.’ The client says, ‘It was organised competently, and run very effectively by the staff at Resthaven Marion Community Services.’ ‘I wish to highlight several specialists … Continued

    100th birthday celebrated at Resthaven Malvern


    ‘Keeping mum safe’ on her special day

    Many happy returns to Mrs Elizabeth Gould, who celebrated her 100th birthday at Resthaven Malvern on 28 April with a ‘window birthday party’ due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Elizabeth was seated in the front foyer area as her family celebrated outside the window, communicating with a white board and coordinating with the site staff to … Continued

    ‘Thank You’ from family and friends


    Keeping residents safe

    We thank all those families and friends of the older people living in Resthaven’s residential aged care homes who have reached out to show their support for Resthaven’s visitor policies during these difficult times. In considering the risks for residents and staff, we took the very difficult decision to cease visitor access on 25 March … Continued

    Positive Testimonials from the Resthaven Community

    In 2020, Resthaven has supported older people and their carers for more than 85 years. Over the years, many things have changed. However, our commitment to supporting older people and their carers has never wavered. We stay true to the original vision of our founders. Since 1935, many hardships have been overcome, and more will … Continued

    ‘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