Seaside Dreaming at Resthaven Port Elliot
‘Resthaven Port Elliot is an open, bright and airy home that is modern, with a touch of seaside ambience, unlike any aged care home I have come across before. It genuinely feels like a seaside home,’ says Manager Residential Services, Simon Blair.
Resthaven Port Elliot caters to Independent Living, Community Services and Residential Care.
‘When this site was built, the intention wasn’t simply to fill a certain amount of space, but built in mind for the experience and comfort of those who would live here.’
‘There is a strong sense of community here, with staff and residents and clients alike.’
‘Older people generally seem happier and laid-back here; they are living near the seaside with the level of care and independence they each individually need.’
‘I started working at Resthaven Port Elliot in January 2020 as Care Coordinator, then that same year in November, I was appointed to Manager Residential Services,’ says Simon.
In terms of career opportunities, Simon has a lot to say for those considering a position at Resthaven Port Elliot.
‘My personal experience with Resthaven as an organisation is that there are always career opportunities available – the staff here are looked after and encouraged to progress where possible.’
Simon’s experience of the staff at Resthaven Port Elliot is that it is a close-knit community, where you feel nurtured and cared for in whatever role you are in.
‘It is a fantastic place to work, and I encourage anyone who is considering a position here to go for it.’
With several opportunities currently available, visit the careers page of the website for details: https://www.resthaven.asn.au/careers/
Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, being one of only a select few aged care providers in Australia offering the full range of aged care service options.
A not for profit, South Australian aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church, Resthaven’s residential and in-home care and support options are offered throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula and the Limestone Coast.