ACH Group

At ACH Group we believe growing older is akin to turning a new page and with it comes a sense of great anticipation and optimism. 

Our focus on innovation and services that respond to changing needs reflects our desire to shift the way the community thinks about older people.

ACH Group’s 1700 specialist staff and hundreds of volunteers share our belief that older people should be valued and respected, connected to their communities and in control of their lives.

This mindset drives our every action to empower older people, to support them to lead a good life and continue to make a contribution to family, community and society.


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ACH Group a finalist in 2019 HESTA Aged Care Awards

on Tuesday, October 22, 2019

ACH Group’s work to attract more nurses to the aged care sector has been recognised in the 2019 HESTA Aged Care Awards.

Art Class Brings Generations Together at ACH Group

on Monday, September 30, 2019

Making art with a group of three-and-four-year-olds once a month is the highlight of an intergenerational program at ACH Group residential care home Colton Court in McLaren Vale.

ACH Group to Further Upgrade Residential Care Homes

on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

ACH Group is set to invest more than $1 million to upgrade its residential care homes at McLaren Vale and Rostrevor.

Green Thumb Don Lends a Hand at ACH Group Highercombe

on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Don Ellis is lending his expertise to help grow lemon trees at ACH Group’s Highercombe residential care home at Hope Valley.

Design Day to Shape Future of Residential Care

on Monday, May 20, 2019

People of all ages and abilities were asked to have their say on the future of residential care at a Design Day at Hope Valley in Adelaide last week.

Volunteers Dig in For New Community Garden

on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Two volunteers are sharing their love of gardening with residents of ACH Group residential care home Milpara at Rostrevor with a community garden they established in January.

Start the Conversation to Plan Ahead

on Thursday, April 4, 2019

Older Australians and their families are being encouraged to talk about what matters most during National Advance Care Planning Week (April 1 to 5). Launched last year, the initiative invites people to start conversations with loved ones about what living well means to them, and who they would want to speak for them if they were unable to speak for themselves.

Drummers Beat Their Way to Better Health

on Monday, March 25, 2019

Every Tuesday afternoon, the sound of drums drifts over the streets of Goolwa thanks to a music therapy trial that is reaping benefits for residents, staff and volunteers at ACH Group residential care home West Park.

Keith on Song with Help from ACH Group

on Friday, September 14, 2018

Keith Netting spent many years as the sole carer of his wife Joy. But when her dementia progressed, he reached a point when he felt he had to ask for help. “She started waking up in the night and I realised I could no longer manage on my own,” Keith said. “I spoke to my daughter Ros, and she contacted ACH Group.”

Paul to Lead Sing For Joy Choir

on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

He’s young, he’s a talented musician, and he’s excited to be selected by the members of ACH Group’s Sing for Joy choirs as their new director.

ACH Group Welcomes Sun-Life Visitors

on Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Leading not-for-profit aged care provider ACH Group has welcomed a group of 12 aged care workers from Sun-Life, an aged care organisation based in Japan.

Riverside Artists Create Their Own Cover Stories

on Monday, August 6, 2018

ACH Group’s Riverside Artists created their own magazine covers as part of this year’s South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival.

Denis Brings Dance to ACH Group Kapara

on Thursday, July 26, 2018

He’s known for wearing fluorescent orange shorts and he’s bringing joy to residents of ACH Group’s residential care home Kapara in Glenelg. 

Japan on Horizon for Five Lucky ACH Group Employees

on Monday, July 9, 2018

Five ACH Group employees are heading to Japan in October as part of a biannual exchange program between not-for-profit aged care provider ACH Group and Japanese aged care provider Sun-Life.

Unique Visitors Bring Generations Together at ACH Group in McLaren Vale

on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A squirrel glider, albino carpet python, frilled-neck lizard and barn owl were special guests at a weekly intergenerational get-together at ACH Group Colton Court last month.

Daphne Brings Books to ACH Group ViTA

on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Daphne Hazell has spent most of her life surrounded by books and, at 91, has just set up her ninth library. Daphne drew on her many years as a librarian, including 27 years at Sacred Heart College, to establish the library at ACH Group ViTA, Daw Park. Many of the 1000+ books and a book trolley have been re-homed from the Repatriation General Hospital library, where Daphne volunteered for 15 years.

ACH Group Appoints New Chair

on Monday, May 21, 2018

Leading not-for-profit aged care organisation for South Australia and Victoria, ACH Group, has announced the appointment of Mary Patetsos as Board Chair.

Lee Makes a New Start Thanks to ACH Group

on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Diagnosed with younger onset dementia at the age of 57, Adelaide mother of three Lee Martin found herself without work and unable to drive. Afraid to go out by herself, she became isolated and depressed.

Aged Care Industry Can Offer Opportunities for SA's Holden Workers

on Monday, October 30, 2017

South Australian not-for-profit care provider ACH Group hopes it can help retrenched Holden workers find jobs in South Australia in the wake of the recent Holden factory closure. 

ACH Group Signs MOU with Malaysian Company, Aged Care Group, To Deliver an Innovative Care Model

on Thursday, October 19, 2017

ACH Group and Malaysian care provider, Aged Care Group (ACG), signed a Memorandum of Understanding to officialise a joint initiative to provide better care in both Australia and Malaysia. 

Older Muslims Focus of New Resource Kit

on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Older Muslim people and their families are set to benefit from a Muslim Resources Kit developed by ACH Group.

HenPower Brings Smiles to ACH Group Kapara

on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

There are four very popular new residents at ACH Group Kapara in Glenelg South and they’ve made themselves right at home.

Irene Ready to Jump Into History Books

on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

She celebrated her 100th birthday with a sky dive, becoming the oldest South Australian to do so. Now, 12 months on, ACH Group client Irene O’Shea is set to enter the history books once again.

Mosaic Unveiled at ACH Group Highercombe

on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A colourful mosaic created by a group of residents, staff and volunteers has been unveiled at ACH Group Highercombe Residential Living.

Doll Beds a Labour of Love for Bill

on Thursday, May 18, 2017

Volunteer Bill Hosszu has a very special reason to help make doll’s beds at ACH Group Perry Park – his grand-daughter, Poppy.

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