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IRT plans new co-located care centre; Aveo unveils plans for major vertical retirement community; Darwin centre gets $15 million makeover; Juniper builds new service hub.

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  • IRT plans new co-located care centre
  • Aveo unveils plans for major vertical retirement community
  • Darwin centre gets $15 million makeover
  • Juniper builds new service hub

IRT plans new co-located care centre

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Artist’s impression of IRT’s new centre at Bulli

IRT Group has announced it is building a new development at Bulli consisting of a hospital and a 60-suite IRT care centre.

The development will be built on the Bulli Hospital site by NSW Health and IRT Group, as part of a public-private partnership.

The vision for the care centre was for a creative built environment that supported a new model of care delivered in harmony with the hospital and Bulli community, IRT said.

The new model of care will enable residents to move between different areas of the care centre as their needs change.

The provider said the care centre would include specialist units for high needs care, dementia care and palliative care, and six step-down suites to enable patients to be discharged from hospital, straight into the care centre. Care centre residents will be able to be admitted into four step-up beds if their health deteriorates and they require hospital care.

Aveo unveils plans for major vertical retirement community

Aveo Bella Vista is a new vertical retirement living development
Aveo Bella Vista is a new vertical retirement living development

Aveo Group has received the green light for an integrated vertical living retirement community in the Sydney suburb of Bella Vista.

The development will open in late 2017 with the first release of 64 one, two and three bedroom independent living apartments.

It will have extensive public green spaces including a lake, boardwalk and gardens alongside dining and retail options.

Aveo said its Bella Vista development would provide premium apartment living with a broad range of care options to meet the evolving demands of Australia’s ageing population.

Residents will have access to 24/7 care, including full-spectrum aged care and allied health services, the organisation said.

Darwin centre gets $15 million makeover

A sod turning was held on 19 August to mark the start of construction at Terrace Gardens Aged Care Facility in Darwin.
A sod turning was held on 19 August to mark the start of construction at Terrace Gardens Aged Care Facility in Darwin.

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services Limited (ARRCS) has announced a $15.9 million construction and refurbishment of its Terrace Gardens Aged Care Facility in Darwin.

The project will result in two 32-bed wings and include a 24 bed memory support unit, giving a total capacity of 88 beds.

ARRCS will construct new staff amenities, refurbish all existing facilities, extend car parking and road access and improve security.

Works would be staged to enable the facility to remain fully operational throughout the construction, which was expected to be completed by December 2018.

The new resident rooms and common areas would be built alongside existing rooms, creating larger linked wings rather than the existing standalone buildings, the provider said.

The new 16-bed Gardenia House wing would be built as a “cyclone strengthened area” for use as shelter during cyclonic conditions, with its own back-up power, separate water supply and additional window protection.

Juniper builds new service hub

Western Australian provider Juniper has detailed plans to build an aged care service hub in Kununurra.

The organisation said its project would bring together 32 residential aged care places with home care and support services in a modern facility designed for the Kimberley climate and sensitive to local cultural expectations.

The facility will feature a range of accommodation layouts including single rooms with ensuites and two and three bedroom rooms with ensuites.

Three accommodation wings will overlook four central outdoor courtyards and a central, multifunction activities building. There will be space devoted to existing HACC and home care services as well as therapy and exercise spaces, Juniper said.

In addition to aged care accommodation, the facility will deliver nursing and dementia care services, medical care and allied health services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, massage and pain management.

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