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Passionate about supporting older South Australians to live the best life possible as they age we have been providing services to the community for over 57 years. Dandelion, a new proof-of-concept ECH Care Hotel, enables us to expand on the services we already offer.

A first of its kind in Australia, Dandelion is changing the landscape of how you can be supported as you age. Providing a similar experience to a hotel stay, you will have a range of choices and the freedom and independence to access the services you desire in a comfortable, homelike environment.

Home away from home

Located at ECH College Grove in Walkerville, Dandelion currently features sixteen suites; eight short stay suites designed for people transitioning from hospital who may need more frequent care than they can get at home plus an additional eight suites for people experiencing dementia to provide greatly needed respite for carers.

Recover confidently

At Dandelion, you have the power to make your own choices in relation to your overall health and wellbeing.

As a guest, you can relax and focus on your self-care and recovery in the comfort of a hotel environment, which comes with all of the experiences you would expect from a hotel such as room service and state of the art technology. Plus, you have peace of mind and reassurance of knowing our staff are on hand to provide extra support when you need it.

Your choice of services

You will have access to a range of services and ECH health professionals. These include access to general practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and dieticians plus group fitness activities.

Our staff will be able to provide personalised support and work one-on-one with you to help you get back to living independently at home.

In addition, Dandelion offers an exceptional Day Program respite service. As a guest of Dandelion, you are welcome to join and participate in daily social activities if you wish. Click here to find out more about ECH Day programs.

For more information about Dandelion, read our Frequently Asked Questions or call 1300 275 324.

Discover what Dandelion has to offer you

Wellness and Health at ECH College Grove

Discover Allied Health, exercise classes, personal care, nursing services and much more!

About ECH

Discover who ECH is and what sets us apart.

The ECH Story

The ECH philosophy was shaped by its founder Garnet E Rundle, a visionary who recognised the need for affordable retirement housing.

Our Partner Promises

We aim to support our clients’ independence and have established some Partner Promises.

Book your stay today!

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