In October, Resthaven was delighted to host two international delegations – one from Malaysia, and another from Japan – who were visiting Australia to inform their own aged care practices.
On Monday 16 October, the ‘Age Care Group’ from Malaysia toured the Resthaven Paradise campus, which incorporates residential services, community services, and the Adelaide Geriatrics Teaching and Research in Aged Care (GTRAC) centre.
Managers, Belle Kerr (Residential Services) and Grant White (Community Services), hosted the delegates (pictured right).
Belle says, ‘The group were thankful for the time taken to show them around and answer questions.’
‘They thought the home [Resthaven Paradise] was nice and big, and roomy for residents to live in.’
‘They also mentioned that the grounds were as important as the indoor areas, and that our grounds were beautiful and natural.’
This was the second visit from Age Care Group to Resthaven, having previously visited in May 2016 as part of the SA Government’s partnership with Malaysia, organised by PK Chin.
On Friday 20 October, a delegation of nine advocates from HIBIKI Law Office in Tokyo visited Resthaven Head Office at Wayville, where they were hosted by CEO, Richard Hearn (pictured above with the group), Senior Manager, Clinical Services, Leonie Robson and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Peter Jenkin.
Richard says, ‘The group are on study mission to South Australia, with a focus on learning more about palliative care and advance care directives.’
‘We also discussed the ageing context of Australia, the service and regulatory environment and how advance care directives are used in South Australia.’
‘Resthaven is a leader in this field, having been the first aged care provider in Australia to employ a dedicated Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, who is supported by a highly skilled clinical team.’
‘We were pleased to host the group, and share our knowledge with them.’
‘These visits are a great example of our corporate social responsibility, which forms part of our Strategic Plan.’