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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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Meeting in the middle of the Indian Ocean: John and Joan’s love story

on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Resthaven Malvern residents John and Joan Hughes are celebrating 65 years of marriage this June, and it all started in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

A change of plans leads to love for Ian and Meredith

on Tuesday, February 13, 2024

In 2008, when Mr Ian Ottway received the news that he would have to alter the plans for his upcoming holiday to Western Australia, little did he realise that Cupid’s arrow was about to strike.

From Leicester to Adelaide: seven children and 70+ years of marriage for Gordon and June

on Monday, February 12, 2024

With their seven children in tow, Resthaven Craigmore residents Mr Gordon Dunnicliff, 95, and Mrs June Dunnicliff, 91, occupied a whole row of the plane when they moved from Leicester, England to Australia in 1962.

Pardeep Singh Dhot appointed as Senior Manager Residential Services

on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Resthaven is pleased to announce the appointment of Pardeep Singh Dhot to the position of Senior Manager Residential Services. Pardeep has an impressive depth of experience within the organisation, where he was first appointed as a Relieving Clinical Nurse in 2017.

Uniting Church Deaconess celebrates 100th birthday and a life of community service

on Friday, February 2, 2024

Rushing through the streets of Adelaide in the middle of the night was all part of a day’s work for Miss Betty (Elizabeth) Leak, who celebrates her 100th birthday on February 11, 2024.

A client of Resthaven Riverland Community Services, and still living in her own home, Betty was a deaconess of the Uniting Church, working in the Women’s Welfare Department at the Kate Cocks Memorial Babies Home at Brighton from 1969 to 1975. An important part of her role was to transport women in labour from the home to the Queen Victoria Hospital.

Happy 90th Birthday to Mrs Addie Paschke

on Thursday, January 25, 2024

On Wednesday, 10 January 2024, staff and residents came together at Resthaven Murray Bridge to wish Mrs Addie (Adeline) Paschke a very happy 90th birthday. ‘I never thought I’d get to 90!’ she said as she cut the cake – a strawberry and cream sponge baked by the Resthaven cook. On Wednesday, 10 January 2024, staff and residents came together at Resthaven Murray Bridge to wish Mrs Addie (Adeline) Paschke a very happy 90th birthday.

Expressing Feeling Through Art: Therapy for People Living with Dementia

on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Recently, participants of Resthaven’s ‘Staying at Home in Regional South Australia’ program enjoyed an afternoon art therapy session during their retreat.

A ‘stanza’ ovation for poetry enthusiast, Mrs Lois Daviess

on Monday, January 22, 2024

When Resthaven Western Community Services client, Mrs Lois Daviess (94), rediscovered her personal collection of poems from the 1980s, she couldn’t wait to share them with her social activities group.
The group, located at the site at 96 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011, meets on Wednesdays and is well-known for celebrating talents and building special friendships.

A reunion 60 years in the making

on Friday, January 19, 2024

On 3 October 2023, Resthaven Mitcham resident, Mr Ian Gambling, enjoyed a special 60-year reunion with a former colleague. It’s all thanks to Quaid—the home’s favourite four-legged volunteer! Quaid is a regular visitor to Resthaven Mitcham, where he is accompanied by fellow volunteer, and doting owner, Diana Walters.

Personal care ‘doesn’t feel like work’ to Shweta

on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Personal Care Assistant, Shweta, thrives in her role at Resthaven Leabrook, allowing her to connect with people every day. Shweta says, ‘I am an outgoing, empathetic person by nature, and I love keeping busy, which is perfect for my role!’ Shweta’s workday involves providing direct care services to residents throughout the home, allowing her flexibility to do what she enjoys the most.

International Partnership Celebrates Ten-Year Milestone

on Friday, January 12, 2024

Resthaven and Thailand aged care provider, Baan Sudthavas, have celebrated ten years of partnership with a letter and photo update from their community to Resthaven. Resthaven CEO, Darren Birbeck, says, "Having bonded over our shared vision of providing high quality aged care to those in need, Resthaven first hosted Baan Sudthavas founder, Arnop Chirakiti, in 2013."

Ladies’ day out with Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh

on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

On 15 November, Resthaven Marion residents enjoyed a day out to the Marion Cultural Centre, where they watched award-winning writer and performer, Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh, discuss his new book More Great Australian Outback Towns & Pubs Stories. Lifestyle Coordinator, Tamara Jacquier, explains, ‘Recently, the Marion Cultural Centre received a grant from the Office of Ageing Well, with the goal of giving older people an opportunity to become further involved with the greater Marion community.’

WWII Veteran and Resthaven Resident Celebrates Centenarian Milestone

on Monday, January 8, 2024

Happy 100th birthday to Mrs Aileen Hart, who celebrated her milestone on 4 January 2024, in her home at Resthaven Malvern. Mrs Hart’s daughter, Julie, says, "Mum was an only child, born and raised in Woodville, and went to the local school there."

WWII Fighter Pilot to Redlegs Hall of Famer - Mr Mervyn Roberts Celebrates Centenarian Milestone

on Thursday, January 4, 2024

Happy 100th birthday to Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services client, Mr Mervyn Roberts, who has lived a life of bravery, fame, and everything in between. Born on 30 December 1923, Mr Roberts grew up in Adelaide with his mother, father, and younger sister.

Happy 102nd Birthday Mrs Jean Croxton

on Friday, December 29, 2023

"It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you handle it." These are the wise words of Resthaven Onkaparinga Community Services client, Mrs Phyllis ‘Jean’ Croxton, who celebrated her 102nd birthday on 29 December 2023.

Christmas Craft in the Limestone Coast

on Friday, December 22, 2023

The Limestone Coast Social Group is crafting up a storm again this Christmas, this time making festive Christmas cards to share with their family and friends. The group, which is run by Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services, meets regularly at the Resthaven office at 11 George Street, Millicent.

Sharing the Dignity This Christmas

on Friday, December 15, 2023

Resthaven Paradise and Eastern Community Services staff have rallied together this festive season, creating special care bags for women living in crisis this Christmas. Manager, Eli Ulbrich, says, "This initiative was brought to us by a staff member, who wanted to be involved in Share the Dignity’s 'It’s in the Bag' Christmas appeal."

Mr Raven (100) Shares His Secret to Longevity

on Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Happy 100th birthday to Mr Albert Raven, who happily resides at Resthaven Marion, his home for the past 12 months. Born in Adelaide on 29 November 1923, Mr Raven reflects fondly on his first home in Oxford Street, Hyde Park.

Flowers Delight at Resthaven Paradise

on Friday, December 8, 2023

The Resthaven Paradise Spring Flower Show is back for another year, with the site community creating beautiful floral arrangements with their springtime favourites from the site gardens.

Resthaven’s ‘Staying at Home in Regional South Australia’ Program Retreat in Stirling

on Friday, December 1, 2023

In late 2023, Resthaven hosted its second ‘Staying at Home in Regional South Australia’ program retreat in Stirling in the Adelaide Hills. The government-funded program focuses on enabling people living with dementia and their carer to experience quality respite care, wellbeing and engagement opportunities with targeted support.

Fan-tastic Artists at Resthaven

on Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Recently, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services’ social group met for their monthly afternoon get together at 15B James Street, Mount Gambier. This month, clients were treated to a history lesson in the art of fan dancing.

It’s the "Quality of Life" for Resthaven Podiatrist, Chris

on Friday, November 24, 2023

Resthaven Paradise & Eastern Community Services Podiatrist, Chris Frangos, chose aged care 20 years ago, and he hasn’t looked back since. "I graduated with a Bachelor of Podiatry from the University of South Australia in 2002, and found employment at Port Pirie Hospital."

Ian’s Chaplaincy Support "a blessing"

on Monday, November 20, 2023

Resthaven Murray Bridge volunteer, Ian Kluge, has lived a life supporting his community, both as a police officer, and as a volunteer. Ian discovered his love of volunteering after taking a leap of faith; "I had a long career in the police force, and I wanted to try a different path, one that I found meaningful."

Mr Jeffree’s Model-building Endeavour

on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Over the course of this year, Resthaven Craigmore resident, Mr Ronald Jeffree, has worked hard crafting a model of the HMS Endeavour. Ron explains, "After I retired, I struck up the hobby of building model boats. It was always a rewarding activity, and it certainly kept me busy!"

Springtime Crafting at Resthaven Mitcham

on Friday, November 3, 2023

Residents of Resthaven Mitcham have been taking advantage of the springtime sun, moving their popular craft group outside. Lifestyle Coordinator, Sylvia Ortiz, says, "The weather has been gorgeous, so we decided to run our mosaic workshop on the balcony."

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