New communication hotline

In WA we are all very aware how lucky we are to have no evidence of community transmission of COVID-19. We have also seen from experience on the East Coast and New Zealand how easily this can change. ECHO has been studying the situation in other parts of the world, to learn as much as …

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COVID-19 lessons from the UK

With all the sad news circulating at the moment, we thought it would be a good time to share some better news about one organisation’s success in combating COVID-19. We’ve all seen and been concerned about reports from other countries and other parts of Australia about the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly. In particular, …

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Please intall the COVIDsafe app

Have you and your family and friends downloaded the COVIDsafe app yet? The Australian Department of Health has released the app as a free download for all users of smartphones. You can find more information about the COVIDsafe app at: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covidsafe-app If you have a smartphone and you would like help installing the COVIDsafe app, …

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New video from LASA and OPAN

Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) and the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) have collaborated to release a new short video, highlighting some things older people can do to protect themselves during the coronavirus pandemic. You can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5jP3tACjEE As always, if you need advice on how to protect yourself from COVID-19, you need …

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COVID-19 support line for older people

A new Older Person’s COVID-19 Support Line has been set up to provide information, support and check on older Australians during the period of social distancing measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COTA Australia, National Seniors, Dementia Australia and the Older Person’s Advocacy Network have banded together to deliver this service with support from …

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Immediate services for over 65s

If you know any elderly people north of the river who need support, ECHO can now provide immediate support for up to 6 weeks, without the need for the normal approvals and referrals. So, if you know anyone over 65 who needs help with things like shopping, or transport to medical appointments, or cleaning, or …

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our biggest concern at ECHO is ensuring the safety of our clients, staff and volunteers. Since January, ECHO has exceeded government guidelines, to proactively prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Until further notice we have taken the following actions to reduce group gatherings and minimise risk: Our Day Centre is closed All group social outings and …

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