Integration is key to the future of aged care, write Richard Terry and Daniela Kaiser.
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Our next edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine is looking at trends in aged care refurbishments as well as workforce recruitment and retention strategies and medication management.
In the next edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we look at new and emerging design for residential aged care, the latest clinical software supporting staff and residents and effective hygiene and cleaning practices.
In the forthcoming Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we put the focus on residential aged care facilities designed to be futureproof, clinical software to support frontline care staff and hygiene and cleaning operations.
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.
Arcare opens $60 million Malvern East facility; doors open at St Vincent’s Care Services Maroochydore; Hall & Prior building $67 million Perth centre; and Benetas gets green light for $26 million facility.
From reforms to reviews, it’s been a busy year in aged care news, but it was our reports on the six-month saga over cuts to the sector’s funding announced in the May federal budget that most drew your attention.
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.
South Australia’s recent move to legislate a requirement for developers to consider universal design illustrates what’s possible when people lobby governments, says MP.
The need to design towns and cities that support the independence of older people and those living with dementia is the “new normal”, says architect Guy Luscombe who has developed a toolkit for planners and councils.
AUDIO: Aged care providers should focus on small-scale, domestic and familiar when aiming for good dementia design, says Emeritus 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.