Are you looking for care that is dementia-specific?
We care about the lives of those living with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other related disorders.
Find out about Resthaven’s approach to Dementia Care
Resthaven provides palliative care and support for residents and clients with a chronic illness or condition.
Palliative care is not just about end of life. When treatment focus is changed from ‘cure’ to ‘care’ it can greatly improve quality of life.
Our philosophy aims to maintain or improve quality of life through the prevention and relief of suffering.
Find out more about Resthaven’s approach to Palliative Care
Learn about Advanced Care Planning
Pastoral Care, Chaplaincy, and Spiritual Support
Resthaven employs a team of Coordinating Chaplains who work with residents, their family and friends, to meet pastoral care needs.
Find out about Pastoral Care, Chaplaincy, and spiritual support at Resthaven
Assistance with Care and Housing (ACH) – Hoarding and Squalor Sub-Program
Resthaven supports those who are at risk of homelessness or unable to receive the aged care supports they need as a result of living with hoarding behaviour or living in a squalid environment.
Our team are sensitive to the person’s needs and take the time needed to build rapport and trust.
Hoarding can be associated with health risks and can impact on a person’s friends and family. It can also place the person’s housing at risk if they are living in severe domestic squalor. Assistance with Care and Housing – Hoarding and Squalor services may include:
- developing a plan with the person
- one-off clean-ups
- reviewing care plans
- linking clients to specialist support services.
Continence issues can affect anyone at any age.
Resthaven employs Continence Nurse Advisors and Registered Nurses who are trained to work with people who have incontinence. They engage with residents and clients to manage continence care issues to increase social engagement, and enhance quality of life. For more information on Continence, go to:
Appointments with health care professionals can be made through residential care homes and community services offices.
These may include:
- physiotherapists & occupational therapists
- speech pathologists
- continence nurse advisors
- social workers
Parkinson’s Disease Support
Resthaven supports people with Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurological condition that affects more than 10 million people worldwide.
Find out more about how you can manage Parkinson’s Disease here: