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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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. 

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.

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