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    Agedcare Alternatives

    Talk to Agedcare Alternatives for help to navigate and connect to aged care information and support. Call 8408 4600

    Agedcare Alternatives is a free information service that helps older people, their carers and families, to find and understand information about aged care services. Located in Highgate, it offers personalised, face-to-face consultation or help over the phone or via email. www.agedcarealternatives.net.au

    Are you a carer?

    People often don’t perceive themselves as being a ‘carer’ when they voluntarily support a relative or friend. If you provide daily support to a person without being paid, such as doing their shopping, paying bills, assisting with showering, making meals, providing transport, because they are unable to complete the tasks themselves, you are a ‘family carer’.

    Equally, if the person you care for is unsafe when left alone for long periods of time, and/or has been diagnosed with dementia or a severe disability, you are their family carer.

    If the person you support is frail or over the age of 65, the Australian Government recognises you as a family carer, and you are entitled to an array of support for your own health and well-being, as well as the health and well-being of the person you care for.

    Charter of Aged Care Rights

    Resthaven supports your rights through the Australian Government’s Charter of Aged Care Rights.

    Learn about your rights as stated in the Charter.

    Community Respite Fact Sheets

    Are you looking for respite, or are you a carer needing extra support in your caring role?

    Resthaven offers access to useful services and programs for carers which can assist you to stay well and healthy. The support we offer is flexible; choose from day or overnight respite in a variety of settings, either at home or at one of our cottages.

    Find out more information from these informative respite fact sheets.

    Guide to using your medicine safely

    A guide to assist you to use medicine safely, or to help you care for someone who needs you to assist them to take their medicine.

    Medicine is anything you swallow, inhale, or put on your skin to treat, manage or prevent health issues.

    It contains ideas that may help you to use your medicine safely and independently.

    Lifestyle Choices Plus

    A private service option, offering older people a range of support on a fee for service basis.

    It offers flexibility and choice – do what you want to do, when you want to. Choose from once-off, short-term, or ongoing flexible, private services. No matter whether you live at home, in a retirement village, apartment or residential aged care home, you can access Lifestyle Choices Plus. Services are provided by Resthaven’s highly trained, police checked, qualified and skilled staff.

    Live Well, Die Well Booklet

    Important information about end-stage dementia.

    Carers Booklet
    This booklet contains important information for past and current carers about end-stage dementia.

    Coordinator’s Handbook
    This handbook is aimed at assisting Coordinators to gain an understanding of how to work in partnership with the person with end-stage dementia and their families.

    Resthaven – Aged Care Services Profile

    Learn about Resthaven and the Aged Care Services we provide.

    Resthaven provides services in your own home, independent retirement living, respite in the community or in a residential setting, health and wellness services in our Community Wellness Centres and permanent care in one of our Residential Aged Care Homes, as well as our fee-for-service option: Lifestyle Choices Plus. Discover our quality services, available across South Australia.

    A hard copy is available by download or on request by calling (08) 8373 9000

    Resthaven practices a minimal restrictive practice approach

    Resthaven practices a minimal restrictive practice approach. A brochure to assist residents, clients, and representatives.

    It provides information about this approach is including examples and common misunderstandings about restrictive practice.

    Resthaven Volunteer Brochure

    At Resthaven, we celebrate volunteers.

    Would you like to join us? Download this brochure below to find out more about volunteering with Resthaven, or click here to apply.

    We’d like to hear from you

    Your feedback is important to us and will be followed up and used to improve the services we provide.

    Download and complete this Resthaven feedback form to tell us what you think. If you prefer, you can email us at headoffice@resthaven.asn.au

    With a Little Help… How family and friends can support a Carer

    This booklet is for the family and friends of a Carer: to help you support someone you know who is caring for someone else.

    Many Carers say that they sometimes experience a sense of isolation – that those around them, family and friends, can’t quite ‘get’ what it is that the Carer is going through. Carers we have spoken with said that they wished there was some information available to their family and friends that would help them understand and better support the Carer. Here you will find information and practical ideas to support a Carer in their important role.

    Your Legacy

    Would you consider helping us in our mission?

    We value and greatly appreciate donations and philanthropic gifts – no matter how large or small – so that we can continue to provide services for older South Australians. Any gift helps.