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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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.

Guitar Lessons Hit the High Note

on Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Resthaven Murray Bridge resident, Mr Tom Hogan, is taking on the challenge of learning the guitar for the first time at the ripe age of 89, thanks to lessons from his grandson, Sebastian. 

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. 

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