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.
JUDE BARBACK visits one of the newest retirement villages in Tauranga.
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.
Two dementia facilities have been praised by the Ministry of Health for their exemplary approach to dementia-friendly design.
Ryman Healthcare’s new Devonport village is set to proceed following a successful outcome to mediation talks with objectors.
Rest homes are starting to replace their floor hoists with ceiling hoists to benefit from the improved safety, efficiency and resident experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.