SA retirees to benefit from new deal

Thursday, 20th April, 2017

IT'S A DEAL - Resthaven CEO Richard Hearn (left) and Eureka CEO Jeff Weigh.

IN WHAT you could call a 'eureka moment' a new deal has been signed, giving more choice for South Australian retirees.

The deal, struck between Eureka Group Holdings and aged care provided Resthaven, means residents at Eureka's South Australian retirement villages now have access to Resthaven's services.

Resthaven is a not for profit provider of community and residential aged care services. Eureka Group Holdings is a publicly listed company and affordable retirement housing owner and operator, with 35 villages Australia wide.

Resthaven chief executive Richard Hearn said the partnership was a first for Resthaven, and the company was "very happy to build on this partnership and work together with Eureka Village residents, to assist them to maintain their independence at home".

"In South Australia, Eureka Village residents will have access to a wide range of Resthaven services, including in-home care, therapies to enhance their health and wellbeing, social support and respite for carers."

Around half the village residents attended a ceremony marking the announcement held at Eureka Care Communities at Elizabeth Vale, where Eureka's new CEO Jeff Weigh and Mr Hearn signed on the deal.

Many residents talked to Resthaven staff about support options on the day.

"Resthaven's trained and caring staff can assist people to access government funding for care services," said Mr Hearn.

"We're here to support older people. Our coordinators will tailor individualised support for each resident."

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