Resthaven Incorporated

6 Bartley Crescent
Wayville South Australia, 5034 View map


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

With high level fire safety systems and quality features, Resthaven’s residential aged care facilities are located in:

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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Giving and Receiving at Christmas

on Monday, December 18, 2017

Resthaven Paradise residents have been reflecting on things to be thankful for.

Giving back through ‘Trees for Life’

on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

“Each year, Resthaven Community Respite Services supports Trees for Life, with participants of the ‘The Shed’ program growing seedlings,” Carole Matthews, Manager Resthaven Community Respite Services, explains. 

A Little Goes a Long Way for Malcolm

on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The story of Mr Malcolm Burgess, aged in his 80s, highlights the vital role that carers play in our community, along with the importance of utilising support services to ensure that carers remain healthy themselves in their caring role. 

Palliative Care Australia National Award Win for Resthaven

on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Congratulations to Resthaven Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Peter Jenkin, who recently won the prestigious ‘Excellence in Palliative Care in an Aged Care Setting’ award at the Palliative Care Australia National Awards. 

Courtyard Gardens Come Alive at Resthaven

on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The courtyards at Resthaven Northern Community Services are overflowing with delightful raised garden beds, developed and maintained by clients, Mr David Nicholls and Mrs Jan Gaspari, and Occupational Therapists, Rosalind Wren and Mary-Anne Dempsey. 

Joey Scouts Visit Resthaven Paradise

on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A group of nine ‘Joey Scouts’ recently visited residents at Resthaven Paradise.

Resthaven Marion Community Services ‘Pamper Day’

on Monday, August 7, 2017

Resthaven Marion Community Services clients recently enjoyed a day of pampering at the site at 43 Finniss Street, Marion.

Companion Service Launched at Resthaven

on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Residents living at Resthaven residential homes are benefiting from a new ‘Companion Service,’ which supports residents to visit offsite locations in the company of appropriately skilled Resthaven staff member.

It’s a Dog’s Life for Silky ‘Salome’

on Friday, July 14, 2017

Sitting comfortably in her dog bed at Resthaven Malvern, six month old ‘Salome’ is well aware of her celebrity status. 

Chinese Delegation Visits Resthaven Paradise

on Friday, June 23, 2017

On Friday 16 June, a delegation of Chinese business partners visited Resthaven Paradise to gain expertise in aged care equipment, staffing and training.

Volunteer Clown Brings Joy to Residents at Resthaven Murray Bridge

on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Volunteer, Sue South, is delighting residents at Resthaven Murray Bridge with her weekly visits as ‘Starbright’ the clown. 

Dance Wellbeing Program Kicks off at Resthaven Paradise

on Friday, June 2, 2017

Residents at Resthaven Paradise are benefiting from a new ‘social dance’ project being run at the home. 

Resthaven Information days in Onkaparinga

on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

On Wednesday 7 June 2017, Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services are holding a free information day, which aims at ‘Helping you through the maze of aged care services’.

National Palliative Care Week 2017

on Friday, May 26, 2017

This week (21-28 May) is National Palliative Care Week, an annual awareness-raising week organised by Palliative Care Australia. This year’s theme is ‘You matter, your care matters. Palliative care can make a difference’.

Learning Opportunities Lead to Careers at Resthaven

on Friday, May 12, 2017

Registered Nurse, Kirsty Ghassemi, is taking full advantage of the professional development opportunities available at Resthaven and in the wider community.

‘Having a Yarn’ Leads to Connection

on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

When Resthaven Marion resident, D’Arcy Hancock, turned 106 last year, making him Australia’s oldest ham radio operator, his story generated a lot of local interest.

New Role With Feathered Friends

on Monday, May 8, 2017

Resthaven Westbourne Park volunteer, Rosemary, is a ‘blessing,’ according to Lifestyle Coordinator, Verona Rix. 

Resthaven Aberfoyle Park Building Commences

on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Earlier this month, the first sod was turned at the site of the next Resthaven residential aged care service, at Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park in the Adelaide Hills. 

International Award Nomination for Resthaven

on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Resthaven, along with Baan Sudthavas Foundation (BSV), Thailand, have been named as finalists for the ‘Innovation of the Year—Service Implementation’ Award, at the 5th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2017.

Resthaven Port Elliot High Tea Launch

on Thursday, December 29, 2016

Earlier this month, the Resthaven Port Elliot Resident Food Committee were delighted to test the very first High Tea service at the site.

Australia's Oldest Ham Radio Operator Turns 106

on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

On 18 December, D’Arcy Hancock of Resthaven Marion turned 106, cementing his title of Australia’s oldest ham radio operator. 

‘My Home Life’ UK Academics visit Resthaven

on Monday, December 19, 2016

On 9 December 2016, Sarah Rhead, Executive Officer of the SA Innovation Hub, hosted a wrap up meeting at the Resthaven Head Office in Wayville, with visiting academics, Professor Julienne Meyer CBE (Professor of Nursing: Care for Older People, City University of London) and Professor Belinda Dewar (Professor of Practice Improvement, University of West of Scotland), who were in Adelaide to present the My Home Life Leadership program in November and December 2016. 

Community Mural and Building Expansion for Resthaven

on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

On 4 November 2016, a $400,000 building extension and mural project was launched at Resthaven Northern Community Services at 16 Gillingham Road, Elizabeth in South Australia. 

Sharing the Wisdom of Age and Wonder of Youth

on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Today, a wonderful new public artwork commissioned by Resthaven will be celebrated, as the plaque is unveiled by Resthaven Board President, Mark Porter.

New Resthaven for Aberfoyle Park

on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Resthaven, one of South Australia's leading aged care providers, has announced that they will begin construction on a new aged care development early next year, after plans were recently approved by the local council.

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