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Whether you have lived in your home for decades or only a short while, your home symbolises your independence and ability to choose where and how you want to live.

If you need a little help with the up-keep of your home and garden or you want more time to do the things you enjoy, discover our range of at-home services.

ECH services are provided by a team of professional, vetted and trained staff. So you will receive your services from a consistent and caring team who will spend time getting to know you and your preferences.

No matter your age, domestic assistance and home support services are available on a self-funded basis. However, if you are aged 65 years and over, you may qualify for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) or a Home Care Package (HCP).

Domestic Assistance

Running a household takes a lot of time and energy. From vacuuming and dusting to washing clothes and making beds, there are always chores to be done. If these chores have become more difficult because of an accident, illness or the natural process of ageing or you simply want to spend more time doing the things you enjoy, ECH is here to help. Domestic assistance and home support services can help you to remain living independently and confidently in your own home. Next steps Whether you are self-funding a single service, or receiving services as part of a Home Care Package or through other Government funding, you stay in control from booking through to the service being delivered. You may want the same chores done each visit or perhaps you would like your fridge cleaned instead of your carpet being vacuumed – just let ECH know. You can even choose to head out for the day, confident in the fact that what you want done will be done. Call ECH today to learn more about the range of services and funding options available. Learn more about why thousands of South Australians trust ECH to provide home services here.  …

Essential Care™

As you age, your needs can change over time and getting the right advice and services is critical to enable you to remain living independently and confidently at home. ECH Essential Care™ offers a level of expertise, a simple pricing structure and easy-to-understand contracts that set it apart from other providers. There are four levels of Essential Care™, offering flexibility and easy transition to a higher level of care if your circumstances change so you can feel confident about your care management.

In-home Equipment

As you age, so too does your body.  Innovative equipment or technology can be another way to make your home more comfortable, safer and easier to get around, or simply make everyday tasks easier to do. Equipment such as grab rails or a ramp can make using and accessing your home safer and easier, while walking frames or canes can make getting out and about more enjoyable. An extensive range of devices are available that can make everyday tasks simpler such as modified eating utensils or aids to help you dress and put on shoes. Personal alerts can aid in calling for assistance should you be unable to get to the telephone, while new technology such as Billy can provide peace-of-mind through non-intrusive monitoring to detect changes to daily routines. Not sure what you need? A qualified ECH Physiotherapist, Podiatrist or Dietician can help you choose the best aids to meet your individual needs, taking into account any specific conditions you might have such as arthritis or vision impairment. ECH also has qualified Occupational Therapists who can help you in developing a holistic approach to remaining in your own home. After learning about your goals and lifestyle and conducting a full home safety assessment, ECH will provide you with a recommendation suggesting the most appropriate types of modifications, equipment and exercises for you to consider. Next steps You can arrange an in-home assessment on a self-funded  basis no matter what your age, or you may be eligible for a…

Medication Management

Keeping track of your medications can be challenging especially if you are taking multiple medications. Appropriate medication management is central to your ongoing health and wellbeing not to mention your ability to remain living confidently and independently in your own home. How does ECH cater for your needs? ECH can provide qualified staff to assess your medication needs, develop plans to help you administer your medication or assist you in taking your medications. If you would rather self-administer your medication, there are services and assistive technology that can make your medication management easier such as automatic dispensers and electronic reminders. ECH is available to support you to continue your medications at home by regularly reviewing your situation. Together with your GP, pharmacist and your other health professionals, ECH can work with you to keep track of your medication routine and identify where any adjustments can be made to further support your wellbeing. The administration and management of your medication is a serious responsibility and only registered nurses, enrolled nurses or a medication competent employee may undertake the role of medication management. No matter your age or medical circumstances, medication management services are available to you on a self-funded basis. If you are aged 65 years and over, you may qualify for a Home Care Package (HCP). Contact ECH today to learn more about managing your medication at home. Learn more about why thousands of South Australians trust ECH to provide home services here.

Nursing Services

If you have had an accident, illness or are looking to return home after a stay in hospital, the support of a qualified and experienced nurse can make all the difference to your recovery. Using a nursing service in your home can also help you manage chronic health conditions and may prevent you from needing to be admitted to hospital or moving into a residential care home. All ECH nursing staff are qualified and experienced, with a compassionate and responsive approach to meeting your needs as an individual. They can support you to remain living confidently in your own home by providing the following services: Support with chronic diseases Medication management and administration Wound management and care Diabetes assessment and support including blood glucose testing Behavioural support Dementia assessment and support to both the person living with dementia and carer/s Monitoring including blood pressure, urinalysis and oxygen levels General health assessments and reviews Assessment of and education on stomas Nutrition assessment, education and support Continence assessment and advice Catheter care Pain assessment, management and support Access to different Clinical Nurse Consultants, Mental Health, End of Life, Complex Care and Dementia It is important that you feel confident about the people that you allow into your home and you can be sure that your ECH nurse will make your safety, security and comfort their priority. No matter your age or medical circumstances, ECH nursing  services are available to you in your own home on a self-funded basis.  If you are aged…

Personal Care and Support

If looking after yourself is proving a bit more challenging than usual, perhaps due to an accident, illness or just the natural process of ageing, some extra assistance to do everyday activities could be beneficial. You might want personal assistance with washing or styling your hair, shaving, showering, dressing and undressing, cooking, getting in and out of bed or even transportation to an appointment. How do I arrange personal care in my own home? If you would like some support with personal care, you can arrange for a trained and professional ECH team member to come to your home between 7am and 8pm Monday to Friday (including Public Holidays). The services you receive during your appointment are completely flexible. You might want your nails painted or your hair washed or your trousers ironed instead of a shave. It is important that you feel confident about the people that you allow into your home and you can be sure that your ECH team member will make your safety, security and comfort their priority. No matter your age, ECH personal care services are available to you on a self-funded basis. However, if you are aged 65 years and over, you may qualify for a Home Care Package (HCP) or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). Contact ECH today to learn more about the personal care and support services that are available to help you remain living independently and confidently in your own home. Learn more about why thousands of South Australians trust ECH…

Shopping

Do you need to re-stock your pantry? Or perhaps you would like to get a new outfit for a special occasion that is coming up. If you need some assistance with your shopping, an ECH team member can join you for a trip to the local supermarket or shopping centre. Or if heading to the shops is not something you enjoy, you can have an ECH team member take care of the shopping for you or help you set up an online shopping account with your favourite supermarket. Online shopping allows you to browse the aisles from the comfort of your own home and choose your groceries, which will then be delivered to your door. If you would like some help putting your groceries away or preparing your evening meal, then your ECH team member can also assist. No matter your age, ECH services are available to you on a self-funded basis. If you are aged 65 years and over, you may qualify for a Home Care Package (HCP) or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). Contact ECH today to learn more about shopping, transport and other services that can assist you to remain living independently and confidently in your own home. Call ECH on 1300 275 324 or email ask@ech.asn.au. Learn more about why thousands of South Australians trust ECH to provide home services here.

Social Visits

Staying active and socially connected is important to maintain an independent lifestyle where you feel confident and in control. No doubt there are friends and family members you like to see as often as possible and activities you enjoy doing on a regular basis. However sometimes challenges can arise that get in the way of socialising and doing the activities you love to do. Perhaps you are no longer able to drive, or simply no longer want to, and public transport is not convenient. If you want to expand your social networks, take up new interests or join a social club, ECH can help you achieve it through a range of social activities. Or perhaps you would like someone to accompany you to a concert, theatre performance or sporting event or just drop by your home for a friendly chat. Support for carers If you are caring for someone who is recovering from an illness or accident, or perhaps they have a chronic health condition or live with dementia, ECH can help you take a short break through at-home respite or access to day, evening and overnight respite options. As a dementia-friendly organisation, ECH offers an extensive range of services for those living with dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or other cognitive conditions. These include day programs, evening programs and a state-of-the-art Overnight Respite Centre at Henley Beach offering accommodation 24 hours, seven days a week. No matter your age, ECH services are available to you on a…

Transport

Getting out and about to socialise with friends and family members or participate in activities you enjoy is important in leading an independent lifestyle where you remain confident and in control. If you are no longer able to drive or choose not to and public transport is not convenient, ECH can assist you in arranging transport so that you keep mobile and socially connected. ECH can arrange for a team member to escort you to appointments and social events or take you shopping. Or if you prefer, ECH can arrange a taxi for you or taxi vouchers that you can use whenever you wish. No matter your age, you can access ECH transport on a self-funded basis. However, if you are aged 65 years and over, you may qualify for a Home Care Package (HCP) or Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). Contact ECH today to learn more about transport and other services that can assist you to remain living independently and confidently in your own home. Learn more about why thousands of South Australians trust ECH to provide home services here.

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