• About Carer Support

    Are you needing extra support in your caring role?

    elderly man overlooking the beach with young ladyResthaven offers access to useful services, such as respite, and programs for carers which can assist them to stay well and healthy while they look after an elderly person.

    To sustain the carers’ emotional health, we also offer counselling, therapy, social and support groups.

    Whatever support you require, you can be confident that Resthaven staff offer caring high quality services for the person under your care. The support we offer is flexible so that it adapts to your needs. The person can access day or overnight community respite in a variety of settings, either at home or at one of our respite cottages. Residential respite is available at all residential aged care homes from a minimum of two weeks up to 63 days each year. Bookings are essential.

    We are highly trained and experienced in meeting the needs of older people, including those who have problems associated with memory loss or confusion.

    Resthaven’s carers are qualified, insured, and police checked, providing affordable support when and where you need it.

    Click here to view  the current respite vacancies

    Resthaven's respite services are available in various locations across South Australia

    • Metropolitan Adelaide
    • Adelaide Hills
    • Murraylands
    • Riverland
    • Limestone Coast
    • Fleurieu Peninsula
    • Gawler and surrounding areas

    ‘I cannot express enough my gratitude for the wonderful care of my Dad on this program. I work two full time jobs, so to have an angel such as his Resthaven carer come and support Dad to shower, shave and dress is an unbelievable support. I cannot thank you enough.’

    Relative, Resthaven Community Respite Services

    ‘I enjoy my stays and can’t wait for my visits.’

    Respite Client, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services

    Would the older person you care for prefer to stay in their own home while you have a break?

    Resthaven staff provide assistance to support the lifestyle of the person being cared for. Support and activities vary depending on individual requests, needs and interests, and may include leisure activities, social interaction, personal care, and household assistance. This service can be offered as a day or overnight service.

    Our Home Support Workers are highly trained and experienced in meeting the needs of older people, including those who may be frail, have a disability, or have problems associated with memory loss and confusion.

    Contact us for more information about services available in your area on 1300 13 66 33. 

    If you are in the Southern Metropolitan area, please call (08) 8198 2060.


    Group Respite are day respite programs.

    These include respite clubs, small group respite, respite for working carers, or extended day respite at one of our home-like cottages.

    Click here to find a Group Respite location.

    Respite Cottages are for planned, short-term respite in a home-style environment.

    Respite cottages offer group respite programs during the day. At Ridgway House, Westbourne Park, and in Naracoorte, overnight respite is also available for short stays, with 24 hour staffing.

    Locations include metropolitan Adelaide and country South Australia.

    Click here to find Resthaven’s Respite Cottages

    Carer Support Groups provide information, referrals, support groups, social groups, therapy and allied health services and counselling.

    Contact us for more information about services available in your area on 1300 13 66 33.

    If you are in the Southern Metropolitan area, please call (08) 8198 2060.

    Residential Respite is accommodation at one of our residential sites across South Australia for periods ranging from two weeks to a maximum of 63 days per year.

    Resthaven provides respite at all of our residential aged care homes for older people who are either high or low care assessed as part of their government assessment process. Each applicant is then considered based on a suitable vacancy being available to fit the individual care needs of that person.

    When choosing Resthaven to assist you with respite care, you can be confident that the person you care for is well looked-after by our highly trained and experienced staff.

    A short period of residential respite offers carers the opportunity to have a break, a holiday, or simply some time out from their busy schedule. The person being cared for will be able to access the benefits of the site’s activities, social programs, library, and internet café.

    SiteAvailable FromAvailable To
    Resthaven Bellevue Heights8/12/202113/1/2022
    Resthaven Craigmore29/11/2021

    Resthaven Leabrook20/12/202121/2/2022
    Resthaven Marion16/12/20214/1/2022
    Resthaven Mitcham16/12/202127/1/2022
    Resthaven Mount Gambier29/11/202110/1/2022
    Resthaven Murray Bridge3/1/2022
    Resthaven Westbourne Park24/11/202112/1/2022


    How do I apply?

    For more information, or to make a booking contact Residential Accommodation Enquiries on (08) 8373 9113 or email accommodation@resthaven.asn.au.

    For Resthaven Mount Gambier, contact the site directly on (08) 8723 0911.

    For Resthaven Port Elliot, contact the site directly on (08) 8554 2000.

    – Dementia Australia (formerly Alzheimer’s Australia)

    This brochure explores the different types of respite services that are available, why they are important to both the person living with dementia and their carers, and provides tips on how to make the most out of respite services.

    – Dementia Illawarra Shoalhaven
    (Research project sponsored by Resthaven)

    This website provides a portal of information and resources for carers and people living with dementia in Australia.

    Looking for community respite or services for carers? Call 8198 2060