Resthaven Incorporated

6 Bartley Crescent
Wayville South Australia, 5034

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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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Hand-knitted Goodies Donated to Lyell McEwin

on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A group of keen knitters from Resthaven Craigmore have donated an enormous goody basket of hand-knitted items to the Lyell McEwin hospital.

Resthaven Craigmore Couple Share Best Advice for a Long & Happy Marriage

on Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mr and Mrs Kurt and Inga Stumann of Resthaven Craigmore will celebrate 64 years of marriage this year, so it’s safe to say they know their stuff.

Resthaven Residents Celebrate Lunar New Year

on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tuesday, 5 February, is the start of the new lunar cycle. Many Asian cultures celebrate the lunar new year, also known as the Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival. Residents across Resthaven celebrated with a range of themed activities and celebrations to last throughout the new year celebrations. Every year of the Chinese calendar is represented by one of twelve zodiac animal signs, and in 2019, it is the Year of the Pig.

Resthaven Murray Bridge Community Services Relocate

on Friday, December 21, 2018

From 21 December, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills and Fleurieu Community Services commenced working from a brand new, purpose built location at 37 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge, alongside the redeveloped residential aged care home.

Christmas Fun in the Murraylands

on Thursday, December 20, 2018

On 12 December, Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services clients from the ‘Parkinson’s Support’, ‘Wellness on Wednesday’, and ‘Squeaky Joints’ groups enjoyed a combined Christmas lunch at the Bridgeport Hotel.

30 year volunteer celebrates 60th site anniversary

on Thursday, December 13, 2018

When Resthaven’s third-oldest residential aged care home at 53 Swanport Road, Resthaven Murray Bridge, celebrated its 60th anniversary, it was only fitting that 30 year Resthaven volunteer, Ken Wells, was there to head up proceedings.

In Remembrance

on Friday, November 9, 2018

In preparation for the Centenary of the Armistice, marking the end of the First World War, Resthaven Bellevue Heights Independent Retirement Living residents donated a handmade, knitted wreath of poppies to the Blackwood RSL, to be used in the RSL Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 11 November, 2018.

Toys for Kids in Need

on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Resthaven Malvern resident Colin James is volunteering his time by painting wooden toys to donate to children in need this Christmas.

100 year age gap? No worries!

on Thursday, October 4, 2018

What do you get if you put a 103 year old with a 3 year old? Plenty of fun, that’s what! Mrs Jean Linehan, 103, of Resthaven Bellevue Heights, found this out firsthand when a group of local kindergarten students visited the in celebration of the United Nations International Day of the Older Person on October 1. 

SALA Exhibition at Resthaven Lane Cottages

on Friday, August 31, 2018

This week, Resthaven Lane Cottages, is hosting a very successful exhibition as part of the South Australian Living Artist's (SALA) festival.

Resthaven Community Respite Services Celebrate Cultural Diversity

on Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Staff and guests of Resthaven Community Respite Services have been celebrating their multicultural heritage with a range of themed cultural weeks. Events have included Italian week, Asian week and an English morning tea.

An Artistic Celebration of NAIDOC Week

on Friday, August 10, 2018

In honour of NAIDOC Week 2018 (8-15 July), Indigenous artist, Kristen Forbes, visited Resthaven Paradise residents to share her culture and history through the expression of art. 

Hunger Gets the Chop

on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Resthaven Port Elliot residents are assisting local café owner, Pip Robertson, to make soup for a food van operating out of Goolwa.

Resthaven Murray Bridge Quilt Donation

on Monday, July 30, 2018

On 26 July, the 'Bridge Patches and Quilters Club' visited Resthaven Murray Bridge to donate some beautiful hand-stitched quilts. Relieving Manager, Linden Brazier, accepted the four quilts on behalf of residents, saying, "The quilts will be greatly appreciated by family and friends."

Resthaven Paradise Redevelopment: Local Koala Approved

on Thursday, July 5, 2018

A local koala was so impressed with the recent refurbishment at Resthaven Paradise, at 61 Silkes Road, Paradise, that he tried to move in! Manager, Belle Kerr, says, "One of our many site koalas had kept an eye on proceedings throughout the works, from the safety of one of many gum trees dotted around the site." 

Resthaven Mount Gambier Hosts a Meaningful Ageing Seminar

on Friday, June 22, 2018

Earlier this week, Resthaven Mount Gambier hosted a free spiritual care seminar for those who support older people, which was described as "thought provoking" and "informative" by participants.

Resthaven Resident 'Owl Lady' Celebrates 40 Year Devotion to Girl Guides

on Monday, June 18, 2018

Lilian Richer, a resident of Resthaven Craigmore, celebrated a remarkable 40 year association with the Girl Guides in May this year. The 97 year old continues her involvement today as a member of the Trefoil Guild, an association for former Guiding and Scouting women.

Royal Wedding Celebrations at Resthaven

on Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services ‘Wellness at the Old School’ group celebrated last weekend's royal wedding in style.  

Doreen, 100, Reflects on Gallipoli Veteran, ‘Uncle Les’

on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Anzac Day holds a special significance for Mrs Doreen Pope (100) of Oakbank, as she remembers her Uncle Les, a returned serviceman who fought – and survived – at Gallipoli.

‘Gnome’ More Funny Business!

on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

When Resthaven Westbourne Park resident, Mrs Weronika McMerrick, saw that the site garden gnomes were looking a little tired, she decided to do something about it.

Join the Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Community!

on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Resthaven are now accepting expressions of interest from older people wishing to live at their newest residential site, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park.

‘Sit Dance’ a hit at Resthaven Port Elliot

on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

On a sunny Friday morning at Resthaven Port Elliot, residents are gathering in ‘Encounter Hall’ for one of their favourite exercise groups – ‘Sit Dance’.

"You name it, I’ll google it," says Mrs Johnson

on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mrs Joan Johnson of Resthaven Marion certainly doesn’t fit the stereotype of your average 96 year old.

When Marna Met Nic

on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

When 21 year old Resthaven Malvern volunteer, Nic, sat down with 90 year old Marna, the two were delighted by how much they had in common.

A special way to spend Valentine’s Day

on Monday, February 26, 2018

On 14 February, Resthaven Marion Community Services clients celebrated Valentine’s Day with a ‘pamper day’ at 43 Finniss Street, Marion.

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