• ‘Thank you’ from a family

    The wife of a Resthaven Aberfoyle Park resident has contacted Resthaven to thank staff for their ‘caring, friendly’ approach in their support of her husband. ‘My husband is a resident, and we can’t speak highly enough about every department of this excellent nursing home,’ she says. ‘It was emotionally difficult for him to move from … Continued

    ‘Your staff are wonderful’

    Resthaven Leabrook was recently contacted by a family to thank staff for the care of their parents. The family said, ‘Our family would like to express our thanks for the care shown to our parents while in your Leabrook facility.’ ‘The entire staff went above and beyond to help them settle in, get to know … Continued

    Flexibility and Empathy in Palliative Care

    Resthaven Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Peter Jenkin, says that ‘flexibility and empathy are just as important as technical skills when it comes to providing good end of life care’. Peter, who has worked as a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Resthaven for almost nine years, reflects on several occurrences in the early 1990s, which steered … Continued

    ‘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