Setting the standard for contemporary aged living
To meet Australia’s ageing population and increasing urbanisation, trends in aged living infrastructure are shifting towards buildings that cater to a range of lifestyle needs. This has resulted in a preference for independent living supported by community care, as well as a desire for greater autonomy in aged living services.
These trends are reshaping people’s expectations, where variety, quality and accessibility to social infrastructure services are important factors to consider when building aged care facilities.
A NEW ‘AGE’ IN LIVING
Today, providers in the aged care sector are increasingly leaning towards buildings that are adaptable to several stages of aged living. This enables residents to continue living in their communities in an environment where they can enjoy all stages of their life in a single location.
When we were engaged to build a new Assisted Living Apartment (ALA) for our client, Carrington Centennial Care, developing an ‘all-in-one’ building that housed multiple stages of aged living was key.
Combining residential aged care, assisted living apartments and independent living units, the building streamlines all aged living stages under one provider. This new approach enables a range of aged care services to now be included in the ALA environment.
Known as ‘Riverview’, the completed project now creates a space where seniors can readily access essential services and living amenities in a safe, controlled environment.
Consisting of 41 high standard assisted living apartments across three levels, Riverview features a semi-basement car park for 29 vehicles, service and utility spaces on each residential floor and a private Recreation Club including access to an adjacent Wellness Centre, indoor swimming pool, spa and restaurant.
- A menu of concierge hospitality services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pedicure, hairdressing, medication, companionship support, transport services and palliative care.
- The building reflects ‘hotel standard’ community facilities on Level 4 consisting of a prep kitchen, dining room, private dining room, a multipurpose lounge and a landscaped roof terrace.
- Works were carried out within the operational Carrington Estate which is home to existing residents.
With Riverview operational, residents can enjoy comfort and security, with the right balance between independence and care solutions, equipped with a range of services to suit individual needs.
“Carrington pursued this project with passion and excellence in mind. Richard Crookes Constructions underwrote the successful delivery and their invaluable contribution has been followed by a great friendship. We look forward to the team gathering again very soon on our next project.”
Raad Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Carrington Care