In the forthcoming September-October edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we examine how to improve environments for seniors in residential aged care as well education for the full range of facility staff.
Also in this wrap: RSL LifeCare opens high-tech facility; BaptistCare opens $11m redevelopment; and new facility to provide a home for homeless and disadvantaged.
A new program is helping providers address the barriers of improving existing aged care facilities, writes Nick Seemann.
Also, in this story: Calvary enters SA residential aged care sector; Baptcare’s $96 million aged care project gets underway; and TLC awards contracts for major upgrade project.
Our next issue is looking at online learning and professional development; the latest in facility design; and key clinical reports including dementia and infection control.
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.
In this story: Development of Catholic Healthcare integrated facility underway; Scalabrini appoints contractor for next phase of Drummoyne facility; IRT gets approval for new senior housing development; and $150 million makeover for Uniting Mayflower Westmead.
Vasey RSL Care opens 10 new residential units at Cheltenham Village; $1.2 million refurbishment for Resthaven Craigmore in SA; Blue Care purchases Fraser Shores Retirement Villages.
Amana Living opens new transition care centre; Catholic Healthcare commences work on new Bathurst centre; Australian Unity completes community centre facilities at Peninsula Grange Retirement Community and HammondCare to build residential care home for older homeless.