Celebrating allied health professionals

ECH client Helen and Occupational Therapist Chelsea Hastings

South Australian retirement living and home care provider ECH, is taking the opportunity to celebrate and commend the unwavering commitment of its allied health professionals. In a field where compassionate care is a way of life, these experts make a tangible and lasting difference in the lives of elderly individuals, enabling them to lead safe, independent lives in their homes.

Occupational Therapist Chelsea Hastings, who has dedicated eight years of service to ECH, embodies this mission. She works with individuals on various aspects of daily living, from personal care to mobility and leisure activities. For Chelsea and her colleagues, preserving their clients’ independence is the most rewarding aspect of their work.

Claire Scapinello, ECH’s Chief Executive, acknowledges the pivotal role that allied health professionals play in the aged care industry. These professionals, including physiotherapists, OTs, speech therapists, dietitians, and more, provide a holistic approach to care, addressing not only physical ailments but also mental and emotional well-being. This comprehensive approach leads to improved health outcomes and enhances older Australians’ overall quality of life.

Sally Sobels, ECH’s Head of Home and Community Services stresses the unique blend of expertise and compassion that allied health teams bring to their services. They ensure that healthcare services are client-centred, comprehensive, and effective, and ECH expresses its gratitude for their commitment every day.

In a world where healthcare has become more critical than ever, ECH’s celebration serves as a reminder of the exceptional dedication and invaluable contributions of allied health professionals to the well-being of Australia’s elderly population.

Yesterday (October 14), was International Allied Health Professions Day.


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