Empowering older South Australians to live independently and confidently in the comfort of their own home as they age is the core value and purpose of ageing care provider ECH.

As a leading profit-for-purpose organisation, ECH supports more than 15,000 clients across the state, delivered by a team of professionally trained staff.

ECH home support workers not only cater to the varying needs of clients from daily routines, activities and quality of life, but they also arrive at their door with a warm and welcoming smile, ready for a chat.

ECH Chief Executive Claire Scapinello says if older Australians can continue to take care of themselves and their households with support in place, their sense of dignity and independence is strengthened.

“The ability to live independently empowers older individuals to maintain their sense of identity, control, and wellbeing as they age, contributing to a more fulfilling and satisfying later life,” Ms Scapinello says.


“Living independently often leads to greater emotional wellbeing as individuals can maintain their social connections and relationships, and that is what the ECH community aims to do every day.”

ECH provides a range of services to people 65 years and over who qualify for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or a Home Care Package (HCP), alternatively, support can be received as a self-funded client.

Obtaining at-home services enable clients to get more time to do the things they enjoy.

But it doesn’t end there – ECH Wellness Centres offer a welcoming environment and a team of specialists that can tailor a program for you.

Exercise physiology, music therapy, massage, occupational therapy and fitness programs are just some of the ways ECH can help you achieve your lifestyle goals.

ECH also has almost 2000 homes across more than 109 retirement villages throughout metropolitan Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, Victor Harbor and Ardrossan.

Close to public transport, shopping and medical facilities, ECH retirement villages are typically small communities and offer the security of living with like-minded people.

“ECH gives clients the freedom to enjoy life to the fullest,” Ms Scapinello says.

Posted: November 7, 2023