Aged care provider HammondCare has unveiled the design of the cottage-style dementia care home it is developing with the South Australian State Government at Adelaide’s Repat Health Precinct.
The joint initiative, which was announced in 2019, includes accommodation for 70 residents, down from the 78 previously announced.
The design of the Daw Park development includes six single-level bungalow-style cottages for nine to 15 residents in single rooms with ensuites, domestic-style kitchens and living areas with safe outdoor access.
There are also two nine-place specialist dementia care units, which have been funded by the Commonwealth Government and SA Health, under the Federal Government’s Specialist Dementia Care Program.
The aged care home will also include community facilities such as a general store, café, hairdresser and studio, and back of house and staff facilities.
HammondCare chief executive Mike Baird said the organisation was pleased to partner with SA Health to develop the cottages.
“This aged care home at the Repat Health Precinct is in line with HammondCare’s mission as an independent Christian charity to improve the quality of life for people in need,” Mr Baird said.
Project partners include architecture firms Bickerton Masters and Swanbury Penglase and Mossop Constructions.
The development is expected to begin later this year, create 500 construction jobs and open in early 2023 with 95 staff.
Main image: Artist’s impression of HammondCare’s cottages at Adelaide’s Repat Health Precinct.
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