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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

Resthaven’s retirement living villages and apartments offer privacy, security, and a community atmosphere, providing independence with peace of mind.

Six fabulous unique villages are co-located with an aged care home - Bellevue Heights, Leabrook, Malvern, Marion, Paradise and Port Elliot. Resthaven also has stand-alone retirement villages in a range of locations across South Australia. These are ideal for older people who want centrally located accommodation with the independence to come and go as they please.

In addition, On Statenborough provides luxury retirement living, with a resort-style retirement community located in the prestigious suburb of Leabrook.

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. 

Our locations

South Australia
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Playing the Pipe Organ: Maxine Finds Joy in Music

on Friday, July 12, 2024

For more than 40 years, Resthaven Murray Bridge resident, Mrs Maxine Gogler, 86, played the pipe organ at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at Murray Bridge. ‘The sounds you can get from it are thrilling,’ Maxine says. ‘From the softest whisper to the loudest roar, the organ lets you play with an emotion and range that not many other instruments have.’

Resthaven Celebrates NAIDOC Week

on Monday, July 8, 2024

For Resthaven Registered Nurse and proud Kaurna woman Kim Long, NAIDOC Week (7-14 July) is a chance for everyone to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Resthaven Marion Resident Continues his “Life’s Calling”

on Friday, July 5, 2024

Resthaven Marion resident, Reverend Dr Sidney Green, is just as comfortable preaching to the congregation as he is amongst the pews.

A retired Minister of the Anglican Church, Sidney has been assisting one of Resthaven’s Coordinating Chaplains, Reverend Steve Blacket, at Marion for the past few months, and when Steve was on leave, Sidney ran the service. Sidney also runs a small weekly Fellowship and Bible Study group, and provides support at his own church, St Jude’s at Brighton, as needed.

Port Elliot a Favourite For New Manager Louise

on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Walking along the beach at Port Elliot on Christmas Day, 2023, Louise Banner took a deep breath and felt herself take in the moment. The weather was just 18 degrees, and there was a storm coming, but with her dog Sooty besides her, Louise felt grateful and happy to be there. She was on holidays and enjoying a well-earned break.

Interior Design Trailblazer Lady Edith von Schramek Celebrates Her Centenary.

on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

When Lady Edith von Schramek (nee Popper) arrived in South Australia in 1951, she felt a bit like she had landed on the moon. It was a completely different landscape and culture to what she and her husband, Sir Eric, were used to.

Resthaven Chiton ‘First Look’ at $7.8m Redevelopment Plans

on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Members of Resthaven Chiton Retirement Living’s community have today had their first look at the new seven-star energy rating site development that will include additional Retirement Living Units, a garden reserve and parking area for caravans.

Art and Music a Way of Life for Centenarian Dorothy Pyne

on Friday, June 14, 2024

Bringing a smile to someone’s day is the main motivator for Mrs Dorothy Pyne, a resident at Resthaven Port Elliot, who turns 100 on 30 June.

A gifted hobby artist, Dorothy creates beautiful hand-illustrated greeting cards, which she presents to people on their birthday, as well as when they arrive at the residential aged care home.

Fay Penn Enjoys New Home at Resthaven Murray Bridge

on Friday, June 7, 2024

In her own words, Mrs Fay Penn’s health was plummeting, and she wasn’t managing at home. When the call came from Toni at Resthaven’s Residential Accommodation Enquiries team, Fay jumped at the chance to move into Resthaven Murray Bridge.

Solar Project to Reduce Carbon Emissions at Resthaven

on Friday, May 31, 2024

Reducing carbon emissions by 9% across the organisation, Resthaven is rolling out an extensive solar panel installation project that will see solar arrays installed at the organisation’s residential care sites, community services, and corporate offices, with completion of the project expected in July 2024.

68th Wedding Anniversary at Resthaven Port Elliot

on Friday, May 24, 2024

Congratulations to Resthaven Port Elliot residents, Mr and Mrs Bill and Aileen Mullett, who recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary.

Palliative Care: Core Business in Aged Care.

on Thursday, May 16, 2024

On a quiet Tuesday at Resthaven’s head office in Wayville, South Australia, a group of 45 Resthaven employees are taking part in a Palliative Care Workshop, facilitated by Karen Gregory, Resthaven’s Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse, and Claire Tan, Palliative Care Clinical Nurse.

Brittany Celebrates International Nurses Day with Special Connection

on Friday, May 10, 2024

For Brittany Carver, International Nurses Day holds special significance, and not just because she is a Personal Care Assistant herself.

The Resthaven Paradise worker is also a relative of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel, the Australian nurse who was the sole survivor of the Bangka Island massacre, which took place on 16 February 1942, shortly after the outbreak of war in the Pacific. Vivian was Brittany’s great-grandfather’s cousin.

Community-minded Lloyd Mattner Looks on the Sunny Side

on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Always one to have his ear to the ground, Resthaven Aberfoyle Park resident Mr Lloyd Mattner, 92, has special inside knowledge when it comes to the solar installation on the roof of the aged care home.

His grandson, Chris Mattner, is the CEO of CME Solutions, the company that was awarded the project, alongside Suntrix and sustainability consultant, Dsquared Consulting. CME Solutions has grown from WM Electrical, the company that was started by Lloyd’s son, Wayne, in 1985.

Resthaven Community Services ‘a Great Comfort’ to Cherie-Lee and Family

on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Cherie-Lee Lindsay is benefitting from the assistance of Resthaven Fleurieu Community Services, who support her to care for her dad, Mr Bill Kable, who lives with dementia.

Sewing Nook Brings Comfort for Carmel

on Monday, April 29, 2024

When Mrs Carmel Holla moved into Resthaven Mount Gambier, she was determined to continue her lifelong love of sewing.

So it was that she set about converting part of her room at the residential aged care home into a state-of-the-art ‘sewing corner’, complete with sewing machine, overlocker, drawers of buttons and bobs, and colourful fabrics ready to go.

Resthaven World War II Veteran Mrs Muriel Dick Honoured by Visit From RAAF

on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Mrs Muriel Dick (101), of Resthaven Aberfoyle Park, has today received a gift and a personal thank you from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for her service to the country during World War II.

Muriel was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force from 1942-1946, working as a tailoress, as well as in equipment.

Irene Dixon: South Australia’s Last Member of the Australian Women’s Land Army

on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Mrs Irene Dixon, 101, describes her time in the Australian Land Army as ‘honest, hard work.’ Now a resident at Resthaven Port Elliot, Irene is believed to be the last surviving South Australian member of the Australian Women’s Land Army. ‘It’s not surprising really,’ she says with a wry smile. ‘Many of the women I was with were about 10 years older than me.’

Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services Office Relocation

on Monday, April 22, 2024

With strong demand for home care services, Resthaven Limestone Coast Community Services’ Mount Gambier office has moved to a new, larger office space at 13 Penola Road, Mount Gambier 5290. Manager, Theresa Connor, says, ‘Whilst our office at 15b James Street has served us well, with service demand increasing, we require more space from which to facilitate our high-quality support services for older people and their carers.’

Community is key for Charlie at Resthaven Murray Bridge

on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

At Resthaven Murray Bridge, Relieving Manager Charlie Roe is enjoying the unique mix of residents and staff who make up her remit. An Adelaide Hills resident herself, Charlie identifies with the country-town feel, where everyone knows each other, and connections are made at the school gate or on the sports field.

Resthaven Continues to Demonstrate Commitment to Diversity with New Role

on Monday, April 15, 2024

Resthaven’s proud commitment to diversity and inclusion continues with the latest announcement that Priscilla de Pree has accepted a change in role from Project Officer – Multicultural and Diversity, to the newly evolved position of Diversity and Inclusion Lead. The original position was established in 2005, when Resthaven Incorporated introduced a role that solely focussed on multiculturalism. Over the years the focus has evolved to incorporate Resthaven’s richly diverse community, to embrace and respect each person’s beliefs, culture, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, lifestyle, life experiences and values.

Brian Spreads his Wings with Butterfly Breeding Program

on Friday, April 12, 2024

Resthaven Mitcham resident, Mr Brian Measday (85), is many things; an inventor, a retired Chartered Accountant, a butterfly breeder, a life member of TREENET, and one of the most published ‘Letters to the Editor’ writers in South Australia.

‘Paint by Numbers’ for Flo

on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

When Mrs Florence ‘Flo’ Symes moved into Resthaven Paradise four years ago, she didn’t want to ‘waste time sitting around.’

So it was that she turned her hand to the popular ‘paint by numbers’ art activity, creating almost 50 paintings so far – with no sign of slowing down in sight.

Wii Fit and Other Activities Help Clients to ‘Keep Active with Parkinson’s’

on Thursday, April 4, 2024

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and for those who have received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, ongoing aerobic activities can assist with symptoms such as a decline in mobility, postural instability and cognitive decline.

Rusty Encourages Everyone to ‘Have a Go’ While Volunteering at Men’s Shed

on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Rusty Novice, a volunteer at Resthaven Aberfoyle Park, is a firm believer in the sense of satisfaction that comes from achieving.

‘I always encourage people to have a go,’ Rusty says. ‘Whether it’s someone from the community, my own kids, or now my grandkids, if someone comes along and asks if they can help, I’ll always say yes. Even if it’s just something small, I’ll find something that suits the individual, so they experience the satisfaction of accomplishment.’

New Beginnings on Show at Resthaven Bellevue Heights in the Lead up to Easter

on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Easter celebrations mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ, symbolised through new beginnings. At Resthaven Bellevue Heights, residents have been experiencing this first-hand with the arrival of the ‘Henny Penny Hatching’ program. Watching chicks emerging from their shells brings delight to residents.

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