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Adam Taylor: From retirement village to lifestyle development – the transformation of aged care...

Ignite director ADAM TAYLOR says design firms play an important role in reimagining retirement villages and aged care facilities as they evolve to meet changing client needs.

Design and care philosophy interwined

INsite talks to Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts, Director of Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality about why it’s important for facility design to reflect the philosophy of care.

New aged care and retirement centre boasts it all

A new $14 million development to Selwyn's St Andrews Village in Cambridge sees the addition of innovative new aged care suites, social facilities and independent living apartments.

No consultation on new fire safety design requirements

Changes to the fire safety design requirement add yet another layer of compliance for aged care providers.

Aged care provider rescues social housing village

Stevenson Village would likely have been bought by a property developer had HBH Senior Living not purchased the Auckland social housing village.

Increasing demand for social housing for older Kiwis

More affordable, quality rental homes are needed for older New Zealanders to meet demand, warns a new report.

In the event of an emergency – are you prepared?

We generally don’t like to think about worst-case scenarios, about how our rest home or hospital would cope in a fire or earthquake. Getting out of a multi-storey building in an emergency situation is a frightening enough prospect for able-bodied people, let alone for the elderly or disabled.

Let’s snoop around… The Vines at Bethlehem

JUDE BARBACK visits one of the newest retirement villages in Tauranga.

Opinion: The new aged – Looking at ageing from a design perspective

Ahead of the upcoming RVA conference in Sydney, DAN McNELIS and his team at architect firm, Klein, took some time to consider some of the main factors affecting the aged residential sector, from a design-focused point of view.

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.
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