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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).

Allied Health Group Programs

Achieve you fitness goals with ECH Allied Health Group Programs!…

Carer Support

Caring for a family member or friend is a rewarding role however it can leave you with little time to look after your own wellbeing. ECH offers a range of wellness classes and services that can enable you to take some time out for yourself. ECH Wellness Centres offer exercise classes where you can maintain or improve your fitness while socialising with others. Or if you prefer to exercise alone, you can use the gyms located at the Wellness Centre. Or if you would like some time to relax and unwind, ECH offers Tai Chi programs, music meditation and remedial massage. Professional allied health therapists, including Physiotherapists, Podiatrists and Dieticians, are also available to provide advice about looking after yourself and the person you care for. What other services does ECH provide to support carers? ECH offers respite through Day Programs located at Smithfield, Walkerville, Happy Valley, Henley Beach and Victor Harbor. These programs enable the person you care for to engage in a social, homelike environment or go on an outing with all the support that is needed while you perhaps go to an exercise class or spend some time with friends. If you need a longer break to go out for an evening or perhaps take a holiday, the ECH Short Stay Respite Centre at Henley Beach could be a good option for you. The centre has been custom designed to meet the needs of people living with dementia or cognitive decline. Or if you prefer,…

College Grove

ECH is excited to introduce College Grove at Walkerville, designed to provide holistic care services in a community-based setting…

Day Programs

If you are caring for someone experiencing dementia or memory loss, ECH Day Programs offer the opportunity to take a well-earned break.

Dietetics

COVID-19 Update – 25 November 2020 I’m pleased to share with you that following the easing of Government restrictions all ECH services are now fully operational again. Thank-you for your patience and cooperation during this time. To help us all stay COVID safe please continue to follow safe social distancing measures, apply good hand hygiene practices and if you are feeling unwell then please get tested. For all of the latest Government news and advice please see SA Health contact tracing webpage. Warm Regards, Dr David Panter ECH Chief Executive   Is your diet supporting you to have the best possible life as you age? Maintaining a healthy weight and optimal nutrition is important at every age and an ECH qualified Dietician can help you make healthy food choices. An ECH Dietician can help you understand the relationship between food and health, the nutritional value of different foods and how they interact with your body. ECH offers dietetic services at its Wellness Centres at Henley Beach, Greenacres and Morphett Vale. Why should I use a dietician? A Dietician can work with you to identify and work towards your goals by developing a tailored plan that takes into account your lifestyle and food preferences. They ensure that good nutrition becomes a natural part of your daily life and can provide information on food nutrition and calories as well as some delicious recipes. A Dietician can also teach you how to best manage disease or…

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 home care services can help you do just that. Domestic assistance and home care 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 and your home care can be updated. 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 home care, home care 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 and getting the right advice and services is vital to enable you to remain living confidently and independently at home. Our Essential Care™ service ensures you receive quality, personalised care planning so you get the right mix of services in order to achieve your health and wellbeing goals.

Exercise Physiology

COVID-19 Update – 25 November 2020 I’m pleased to share with you that following the easing of Government restrictions all ECH services are now fully operational again. Thank-you for your patience and cooperation during this time. To help us all stay COVID safe please continue to follow safe social distancing measures, apply good hand hygiene practices and if you are feeling unwell then please get tested. For all of the latest Government news and advice please see SA Health contact tracing webpage. Warm Regards, Dr David Panter ECH Chief Executive Whether you are looking to manage a chronic disease or improve your rehabilitation after an accident or illness, an ECH Exercise Physiologist can help you get back on track. Exercise Physiologists can assist you to reach your full fitness potential no matter what your goal and also help you prevent injuries. ECH Exercise Physiologists are accredited by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and services are available at ECH Wellness Centres at Henley Beach, College Grove, Morphett Vale and Victor Harbor. How do Exercise Physiologists assist with chronic health management? If you have a health condition such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, diabetes or chronic back pain, an ECH Exercise Physiologist can help you manage the chronic health condition. They use treatments such as rehabilitation after surgery (especially for ACL reconstruction and knee or hip replacement) and neuromuscular exercise therapy for conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease. What should I expect?…

Gym and Physical Activity

COVID-19 Update – 25 November 2020 I’m pleased to share with you that following the easing of Government restrictions all ECH services are now fully operational again. Thank-you for your patience and cooperation during this time. To help us all stay COVID safe please continue to follow safe social distancing measures, apply good hand hygiene practices and if you are feeling unwell then please get tested. For all of the latest Government news and advice please see SA Health contact tracing webpage. Warm Regards, Dr David Panter ECH Chief Executive Keeping active as you age can help you continue to enjoy activities you love whether it is gardening, tennis, walking or running around after grandchildren. Due to an accident or injury or just through the natural process of ageing, you may find you need to adjust the type, level and frequency of your physical activity. ECH can help you identify your exercise goals and tailor a program to help you achieve them. If you are aged 50 years or over, an ECH Wellness Centre can provide you with support, guidance and information about how to stay as fit and healthy as possible. What should I expect? You will need to have an initial consultation with an ECH allied health professional, who will assess your physical condition and discuss your goals with you. You will then receive a personalised exercise program specially tailored to address your unique health and physical needs and goals, including…

Home Services

If you provide care for someone either in their home or your own, you might find you have less time for household chores and home and garden maintenance.

Hydrotherapy

A advanced form of exercise and water therapy, Hydrotherapy can be used as a form of rehabilitation to aid joint range of motion and strengthen muscles, as well as ease aches and pains (acute or chronic).

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. All of this can be available through your home care provider or home care package as part of your home care services. 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…

Massage

COVID-19 Update – 25 November 2020 I’m pleased to share with you that following the easing of Government restrictions all ECH services are now fully operational again. Thank-you for your patience and cooperation during this time. To help us all stay COVID safe please continue to follow safe social distancing measures, apply good hand hygiene practices and if you are feeling unwell then please get tested. For all of the latest Government news and advice please see SA Health contact tracing webpage. Warm Regards, Dr David Panter ECH Chief Executive If your muscles are sore and tight or you are feeling the effects of stress or anxiety, massage therapy could help relieve some discomfort. Massage can also help to improve recovery and mobility and enhance relaxation. The services of qualified and accredited Massage Therapists are available at all ECH Wellness Centres. They are highly skilled in working with people who may require remedial message for chronic health conditions or recovery from injury or illness, as well as people who would like to enjoy the benefits of a relaxed body and mind. Your Massage Therapist can concentrate on specific areas of your body such as your neck, hands, legs, feet, back and shoulders. You can be assured that your massage will take place in complete privacy and comfort. Depending on your location, massage may also be available in the comfort of your own home. No matter your age, ECH Wellness Centre services are available…

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 home care 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, the ECH home care team 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 with ECH home care. Learn more about why thousands of South Australians trust ECH to provide…

Music Therapy

Focus on improving your health and wellbeing through the use of music.

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 care 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 home care 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 home care 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 as part of their home care services delivery. No matter your age or medical circumstances, ECH nursing services are available to…

Occupational Therapy

COVID-19 Update – 25 November 2020 I’m pleased to share with you that following the easing of Government restrictions all ECH services are now fully operational again. Thank-you for your patience and cooperation during this time. To help us all stay COVID safe please continue to follow safe social distancing measures, apply good hand hygiene practices and if you are feeling unwell then please get tested. For all of the latest Government news and advice please see SA Health contact tracing webpage. Warm Regards, Dr David Panter ECH Chief Executive Sometimes due to illness, injury or the natural process of ageing, daily tasks and activities become more challenging. Perhaps getting dressed or opening food jars are no longer the simple tasks they once were. ECH Occupational Therapists can work with you to make adjustments to your life so that you can remain as active and confident in your own home for as long as possible. What should I expect? During your initial consultation in your home or at one of the ECH Wellness Centres, your Occupational Therapist will seek to understand your concerns, goals and physical abilities. They will then work with you to create a personalised plan to work towards your goals, which will enable you to feel more confident about your abilities and more secure in your environment. Following your assessment, your Occupational Therapist may recommend simple adjustments to your home such as the installation of handrails or a ramp or…

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 home care team member to come to your home between 7am and 8pm Monday to Friday (including Public Holidays). The home care 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). Call 1300 275 324 to learn more about the home care and home care services available to you…

Physiotherapy

Improve your mobility, flexibility, balance and pain management with support from an ECH Physiotherapist. Physiotherapy can help...

Podiatry

COVID-19 Update – 25 November 2020 I’m pleased to share with you that following the easing of Government restrictions all ECH services are now fully operational again. Thank-you for your patience and cooperation during this time. To help us all stay COVID safe please continue to follow safe social distancing measures, apply good hand hygiene practices and if you are feeling unwell then please get tested. For all of the latest Government news and advice please see SA Health contact tracing webpage. Warm Regards, Dr David Panter ECH Chief Executive Your feet do a lot of hard work as you go about your daily life but they are often overlooked. If you are experiencing foot, ankle or heel pain, the services of a qualified ECH Podiatrist could assist you. ECH Podiatrists can diagnose and help you manage conditions such as calluses, corns, in-grown toenails, heel spurs and joint disorders such as arthritis. They can recommend an approach to lessening or even stopping discomfort and may perform direct treatment on your feet if needed. They can also provide toenail cutting and explain how you can improve your foot care. The services of qualified Podiatrists are available at all ECH Wellness Centres located at Henley Beach, College Grove, Morphett Vale and Victor Harbor. No matter your age, ECH Wellness Centre services are available to you on a self-funded basis. If you have private health insurance you may be able to seek rebates from your provider. If…

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 home care 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 home care team member can also assist. No matter your age, ECH home care 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 care services here.

Short Stay Respite Centre

Caring for someone living with dementia or memory loss can leave you little time to care for yourself so it is important to take a break to re-energise. The ECH Short Stay Respite Centre at Henley Beach can help you do this by providing a safe and comfortable environment for the person you care for. Guests can stay for one night, a few days or a few weeks depending on your needs. The centre has been custom designed to meet the needs of people living with dementia or cognitive decline by combining professional care, modern accommodation and recreational activities. It features nine rooms with private ensuite, wall-mounted television, state-of-the-art security and contemporary furnishings. Guests can enjoy time alone or interact with others in the welcoming living area and adjoining Day Program, which offers a range of activities. You can feel comfortable knowing that attentive staff are on hand 24 hours to provide the same high level of care that you do at home. What is included? With all meals, refreshments and linen provided, guests only need to bring their own clothes, toiletries and any personal affects they would like with them. If you would like to stay with the person you care for during their first night at the centre to make sure you both feel comfortable, then please contact ECH to find out more about the options available. Guests are usually aged 65 years and over, however younger people are also welcome. To learn more about the ECH…

Short-Term Restorative Care Transitional Care Packages

An accident or illness can be difficult to recover from without the right support. ECH offers Short-Term Restorative Care (STRC) and Transitional Care Packages (TCP) to help you return to independence.

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 home care services 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. All of this is available from the ECH home care team. 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.

Speech Pathology

COVID-19 Update – 25 November 2020 I’m pleased to share with you that following the easing of Government restrictions all ECH services are now fully operational again. Thank-you for your patience and cooperation during this time. To help us all stay COVID safe please continue to follow safe social distancing measures, apply good hand hygiene practices and if you are feeling unwell then please get tested. For all of the latest Government news and advice please see SA Health contact tracing webpage. Warm Regards, Dr David Panter ECH Chief Executive Being able to communicate with other people is an essential human need as it allows you to express yourself, share your thoughts and interact with family and friends. If you are experiencing challenges with communicating perhaps due to a stroke, Parkinson’s disease or another medical condition, you may feel distressed or frustrated. Working with a qualified Speech Pathologist at an ECH Wellness Centre may help you to improve your communication if you are experiencing difficulty articulating or understanding speech or if you have difficulty chewing and swallowing. What should I expect? During your initial consultation in your home or at one of the ECH Wellness Centres, your Speech Pathologist will conduct a full assessment of your speech disorder and then work with you to develop a personalised and evidence-based treatment plan. They will identify your goals to improve your language abilities and/or swallowing difficulties and work with you to achieve them. No matter your…

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 home care 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 home care 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 care services here.

Events

Monday 25 October 2021 at 10:30am
Retirement Living Information Session

Join a free Information Session to learn about the lifestyle benefits that come from living within an ECH Retirement Village…

Monday 22 November 2021 at 10:30am
Retirement Living Information Session

Join a free Information Session to learn about the lifestyle benefits that come from living within an ECH Retirement Village…

Monday 13 December 2021 at 10:30am
Retirement Living Information Session

Join a free Information Session to learn about the lifestyle benefits that come from living within an ECH Retirement Village…

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