Resthaven Incorporated

6 Bartley Crescent
Wayville South Australia, 5034


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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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.

Harmony Day Out West

on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The team at Resthaven Western Community Services fully embraced Harmony Day in March, enjoying a day of celebrations. 

iSupport Project Trial

on Monday, April 8, 2019

Resthaven is supporting a new project, led by Prof Lily Xiao of Flinders University, which aims to support informal and family carers of people living with dementia.

A Focus on Frailty

on Thursday, March 28, 2019

As increasing frailty is recognised as a key contributor to declining health, Resthaven and the University of Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care Centre (GTRAC) are undertaking a collaborative research project that aims to improve the health of aged care residents by investigating how their health status changes over time.

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.

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