RESTHAVEN, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT aged care community service, is proud of its heritage and looks forward to a strong future.
Opening during the Great Depression, Resthaven was established to support elderly women who had no home or family and who had served the Methodist Church all their lives. Today, although still associated with the Uniting Church, it is totally financially independent from it and has a trusted relationship with the South Australian public.
One of a select few aged care providers in SA to offer the full range of services – from a little support at home to high level residential aged care – Resthaven remains a person-centred organisation, putting people first to make everyone feel valued and heard.
“Our purpose is working together; outstanding care and support for older people and their carers,” says Darren Birbeck, Chief Executive Officer. “Our values – trust, dignity and choice – form a solid moral compass that shapes all organisational decisions, continually directing the focus back to our purpose.”
The not-for-profit continually and proactively seeks evaluation through focus groups, meetings, surveys and customer and community feedback to improve its services.
This valuable feedback guides decisions made by the Resthaven Board, from social group outings at Resthaven Northern Community Services to the menu at Resthaven Leabrook.