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Excellent dementia-friendly design recognised by Ministry

Two dementia facilities have been praised by the Ministry of Health for their exemplary approach to dementia-friendly design.

Devonport residents reach agreement with Ryman over new village

Ryman Healthcare’s new Devonport village is set to proceed following a successful outcome to mediation talks with objectors.

Why facilities are moving towards ceiling hoists

Rest homes are starting to replace their floor hoists with ceiling hoists to benefit from the improved safety, efficiency and resident experience.

Putting the care in Metlifecare

INsite editor, JUDE BARBACK talks to Metlifecare CEO Glen Sowry about the company's bold new approach to care, in terms of both facility design and care delivery.

Senior playgrounds on the rise in New Zealand

Fitness parks for older people are growing in popularity overseas. Maurice Broome is keen to see more of these senior playgrounds emerge in New Zealand.

‘Household’ format in aged care proving popular

Selwyn Foundation is the latest aged care provider to feature the increasingly popular 'household' format in the design and care delivery strategy of its newest development.

Bay of Plenty retirement villages continue to experience growth

The Bay of Plenty retirement village market continues to see growth, as many move away from main centres in pursuit of retirement at the beach.

Are we friendly with dementia-friendly design?

There is a lot of information out there on dementia-friendly design, but how do we know which advice to follow and which features to focus on? While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there appears to be a need for more guidance in this area, discovers JUDE BARBACK.

Leaky villages

A leaky building presents a difficult situation for anyone, but for a retirement village operator there are many layers of complexity. JUDE BARBACK gets a whiff of the industry’s weather-tight woes.

Architect answers: rethinking rest homes and retirement villages

INsite asks GEOFF PENROSE of Lifemark and BRETT RIDLEY of Dalman Architecture about what the future aged care facilities and retirement villages will look like.
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