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.

Case study: the aged care facility

Gillian Bremner, chief executive of Presbyterian Support Otago, shares why she believes consultation and collaboration are the key to getting it right when it comes to new developments.

From the oldest to the newest

Building on a long and rich history of care, construction has begun to transform Ranfurly War Veterans’ Home and Hospital in Auckland into a substantial retirement village complex offering a full continuum of care.

Dementia-friendly designs

JUDE BARBACK considers the research behind an innovative, virtual, dementia-friendly home and talks to architect, Warwick Bell of BKB Team Architects, about applying the research to New Zealand dementia units.


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