Resthaven Incorporated

About Resthaven

Established in 1935, Resthaven Incorporated is respected for the delivery of high quality, responsive, accredited services for older South Australians and their carers.

A Public Benevolent Institution, Resthaven is a separately incorporated and financially independent community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.

Residential Aged Care

For those who require residential aged care, Resthaven’s fully accredited residential care facilities offer high quality care, residential respite accommodation, secure units for people with memory loss and meaningful leisure and lifestyle programs.

Examples of lifestyle activities offered at Resthaven include:

• Current Affairs e.g. newspaper reading and discussion groups
• Knowledge programs
• Poetry and Brainteaser Quizzes
• Bingo
• Cards and Board Games
• Bus trips
• Armchair travel
• Carpet bowls
• Reminiscence sessions
• Music and concerts
• Men’s group
• Guest speakers

Retirement living units are available at Bellevue Heights, Marion, Malvern, Paradise, and Port Elliot. Eight retirement living apartments are located at Leabrook.

These are ideal for older people who want centrally located accommodation with the independence to come and go as you please.

Home & Community Care

Resthaven provides a range of in-home services which provide support for older people in their own homes.

Resthaven offers in-home care and support to older people living throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, the Fleurieu and the Limestone Coast. Rehabilitation and wellness centres are located at Elizabeth, Marion, Woodville, Murray Bridge and Paradise.

Services depend on the needs of the individual and a Resthaven Coordinator will work with you, and your family and friends if you wish, to create a home care plan for your needs.

The amount of care provided depends on the extent of a person’s care needs, ranging from one hour a week for lower care to much more for those with more complex support needs.

Respite for carers

Resthaven offers a range of in-home, small group, centre based and overnight respite options. All residential facilities offer short-term residential respite accommodation. 


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Resthaven Westbourne Park Rally for Paul the Koala

on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Last week, residents, volunteers, staff and visitors of Resthaven Westbourne Park rallied together to raise funds to support Paul, a koala rescued in the recent bushfires, and others affected by this tragedy that has affected so much of Australia.

Isabel Carving Out Her Niche at Resthaven Leabrook

on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

When you think of a furniture carver, Mrs Isabel Fuller of Resthaven Leabrook may not be what comes to mind.

A Day Out with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

on Friday, November 29, 2019

On 31 October, more than 40 Resthaven Northern Community Services clients were supported to attend a special performance of Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations’ by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra at the Adelaide Town Hall. Led by Artist in Association, the legendary Pinchas Zukerman, this Master Series 9 ‘Enigma Variations’ are inspired by real people, friends of the composer – a diverse company whose portraits come alive each time they are performed.

40 Years of Crochet - and More!

on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mrs Betty Martin of Resthaven Mitcham is 92 years young. With her youthful approach to life, she continues her 40 year interest of crochet. 

Farmer Darcy at Resthaven Port Elliot

on Monday, November 18, 2019

Last month, the ‘Farmer Darcy’ travelling farm visited Resthaven Port Elliot at 3 Frederik Street, Port Elliot. ‘Farmer Darcy’, a regular visitor to the home, brought along a variety of small animals for residents to touch and hold. All are rescued farm animals.

Diversity in Art – and Everywhere

on Friday, November 8, 2019

To celebrate the 2019 ‘Zest Fest’ festival (14-28 October), Resthaven Community Respite Services guests created an art installation entitled Diversity and Harmony, made out of recycled bottle caps. 

Operation Christmas Child in Full Swing at Resthaven

on Monday, October 21, 2019

Resthaven Bellevue Heights independent retirement living residents have donated and packed up 100 boxes of goodies for underprivileged children as part of their 2019 ‘Operation Christmas Child’ initiative. 

Knitted Blankets for the Homeless

on Monday, October 14, 2019

Residents, staff and volunteers of Resthaven Aberfoyle Park are working together to knit warm knitted blankets for the homeless. 

90 Years Young on the Back of a Harley

on Monday, September 30, 2019

Not many people ride to their 90th birthday party on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle – but that’s exactly what Mrs Gloria Watkins of Para Hills did! 

Gloria, who lives independently in her own home with support from Resthaven Northern Community Services, was a little miffed when her family suggested she wear trousers, rather than a skirt, to her birthday celebrations at the Para Hills Community Club.

You’re Never Too Old For the Sandpit

on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Resthaven Malvern residents have made good on their promise to visit the ‘Jacaranda’ children (aged 3-5) of the Hyde Park Nursery School and ELC, visiting the centre this week for morning tea, a singalong, and a sandpit session. 

Farm Animals Delight at Any Age

on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

On Friday 6 September, residents of Resthaven Westbourne Park at 30 Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park, were delighted to host the ‘Old McDonald’s Farm’ petting zoo.

The Delights of Mypolonga

on Friday, September 13, 2019

On Friday 30 August, the Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services ‘Support Shed’ group hopped aboard for a bus trip to the regional town of Mypolonga in country South Australia. 

Victor Harbor CWA President Plants CWA 90th Anniversary Rose at Resthaven Port Elliot

on Friday, September 6, 2019

On Friday 30 August 2019, President of the Victor Harbor Country Women’s Association, Eve Balfour Ogilvy, visited Resthaven Port Elliot at 3 Frederik Street, Port Elliot, to plant the South Australian CWA 90th Anniversary rose in the site gardens.

105 Years Celebrated at Resthaven Leabrook

on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Many happy returns to Mrs Mavis Moore, who celebrated her 105th birthday on Monday 26 August, 2019. 

‘Friendship Scarves’ Keep out the Cold

on Friday, August 23, 2019

Resthaven Western Community Services Regency Cottage guests are keeping out the cold by knitting colourful ‘friendship scarves’ together during their respite stays.

A Surprise Wedding at Resthaven

on Thursday, July 25, 2019

Mr John Minns and Mrs Yvonne Bails have been together for 19 years, but it wasn’t until after moving into Resthaven Aberfoyle Park, that they decided to tie the knot!

A Celebration of Young and Old

on Monday, July 22, 2019

Earlier this month, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park held a ‘Grandparents Day’, with entertainment by a very enthusiastic group of grand - and great-grandchildren!

NAIDOC Week Celebrations at Resthaven

on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

In honour of NAIDOC Week 2019 (7-14 July), several Resthaven sites held celebrations and hosted special guests.

Creations A-Plenty in ‘The Shed’

on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

You never know what wonderful creation you might find if you look inside the Resthaven Community Respite Services ‘Shed’!

Huxley the Helper

on Monday, July 1, 2019

18 month old puppy, Huxley, is bringing his own special kind of therapy to clients at Resthaven Marion Community Services.

Stan the ‘Shed Man’

on Friday, June 28, 2019

Stan Gafney of Modbury feels "very lucky" to have Resthaven Home Support Worker, Wendy, in his life—so much so that he emailed the editor of the Resthaven Review newsletter, asking them to write a story about the importance of Home Support Workers!

Intergenerational Visit Brings Joy to Young and Old

on Friday, June 21, 2019

Jacaranda children (aged 3-5) from Hyde Park Nursery School and Early Learning Centre (ELC) are bringing joy to residents living at Resthaven Malvern with their weekly visits to the home at 43 Marlborough Street, Malvern.

Lizards and Snakes and Dragons, Oh My!

on Thursday, June 13, 2019

In June, Resthaven Malvern residents enjoyed a visit from the ‘Warrawong 2U’ team, who brought with them a selection of native animals for residents to touch and hold during an informative presentation.

Voting Day for 104-year-old Mr Patrick

on Friday, May 17, 2019

Mr Victor Patrick of Resthaven Leabrook may be 104 years old, but that didn't stop him from casting his vote in the 2019 federal election. Mr Patrick says that "voting is an important duty for every citizen."

Julie celebrates 50 years of nursing on International Nurses Day

on Friday, May 10, 2019

As we celebrate International Nurses Day on 12 May, we also congratulate Resthaven Clinical Nurse Workforce Development, Julie Tansing, on her milestone 50 years of nursing.

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