This award recognises ECH for its work and commitment to older people through an innovative and inclusive model of care and service delivery, community based interdisciplinary care, affordable housing, investment in technology, and support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community.
HESTA, an industry super fund, has these awards annually to highlight organisations and teams who deliver quality health and community services to people in their communities, like older Australians.
Chief Executive of ECH, Dr David Panter, says the national recognition was a great achievement for the organisation and is a testament to the hard work the aged care provider puts in to setting a benchmark of care and service delivery in South Australia.
"The entire ECH team from the Board down, has worked tirelessly to deliver on its promise to provide the very best care possible and ensure that older South Australians have the best possible life as they age," says Dr Panter.
"All ECH staff, frontline carers, home and garden maintenance staff, back office staff, nurses and [ are absolutely committed to enabling people to carry on living at home independently for as long as they wish to."
Over the last few years, ECH has been transforming itself to be a leader in the industry when it comes to quality standards, investment in digital capabilities, and neighbourhood-based support for older people at risk of social isolation.
Dr Panter says the prize money they received as an award winner, $7,500, will allow ECH to continue providing support and social connection programs and activities to more than 500 clients.
"We know that remaining socially connected is the glue that helps older people stay living independently at home. We’ll be using the prize money to help fund and expand our program of social connections activities," says Dr Panter.
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