Integration is key to the future of aged care, write Richard Terry and Daniela Kaiser.
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Copenhagen and Hamburg are re-imagining third age living, writes James Kelly, who calls for Australian aged care and retirement living communities to feature more intergenerational and mixed used facilities.
Architects and designers can empower seniors and aged care residents through designing for the senses beyond the traditional five, such the senses of direction, balance and familiarity, writes Rulla Asmar.
Our knowledge about how to design buildings that support people with dementia has never been greater, but it’s being ignored by too many providers, says Professor Mary Marshall.
VIDEO: Leaders of aged care providers and seniors groups need to be strongly advocating for more age friendly accommodation, says a top architect specialising in seniors housing.
For the second year running, Australian architectural firm ThomsonAdsett has ranked second in the world and the best in Australasia among architectural firms operating in the elderly living sector.
The concept of an open and safe residential care facility is becoming a reality thanks to the emergence of new technologies – but there are several considerations, writes Dr Darragh O’Brien.
By considering the experiences and perspectives of residents we can identify the design features of aged care facilities that meet their needs and facilitate them to live their lives positively, writes Dr Lee Chin.
While nobly reducing environmental impact, sustainable buildings aren’t always the most comfortable buildings. Here, architect Guy Luscombe and sustainability expert John Brodie discuss thermal comfort in aged care facilities and why ‘dynamic environments’ are the logical next step.