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Benetas steps forward on sensor floors

An Australian aged-care provider will be scoping out the benefits of sensor flooring. Benetas will install the technology, which originated from Aalto University, in Espoo, Finland, beneath the regular flooring at the provider’s new St Paul’s Terrace Aged Care Apartments aged-care ...

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Laughter Garden cheery for all ages

A dementia-friendly garden has opened to residents at the IRT Sarah Claydon Care Centre. The space, dubbed The Laughter Garden, resembles an Australian backyard and streetscape and aims to provide a familiar environment for residents with dementia to enjoy. IRT ...

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Carinity starts switch to solar power

A Queensland aged-care provider has switched three aged-care communities to solar power under a $1.1 million plan that will have most of its sites relying on renewable energy by the end of the year. Carinity plans to begin converting another ...

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Lively appeal

Modern facilities are designed to support vibrant, active residents and their families in the heart of the greater community. By Alicia Brown As Australia’s baby boomer generation heads into retirement in the coming years, demand for modern aged-care facilities is ...

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Retrofit and save

Experts discuss some of the best upgrades for improving sustainability and wellbeing. Aged-care providers are turning to external experts and their own team members to find ways of updating existing infrastructure to improve sustainability. Town planner and board member of the ...

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Design with everyone in mind

The ability to create real and supportive communities requires an intimate understanding of the experiences of all users and how this knowledge can shape design. Such skills are becoming even more important in our increasingly regulated and competitive environment. A ...

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Better ageing by design

Professor takes international look at how senior living spaces are built. A professor from Deakin University is encouraging more Australians to ask: “Where will I live as I get older?” Professor Lorraine Farrelly, who spoke on the topic at the ...

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Lifelong living spaces

Whole-of-life housing’s a growth issue for builders and developers as people aim to live at home for as long as possible. By Dallas Bastian. A lot of people are ageing in homes that aren’t suitable to their needs, according to industry ...

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