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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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Space for design excellence

Architecture group publishes collection of the best in projects for older people.  Some of the best architectural feats in the ageing space have been compiled in a new book. Architecture for an Ageing Population showcases projects in assisted living, continuing ...

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A rush to accommodate

Residents in aged care are demanding more for their money; here’s how providers and builders are working to change with the times and capitalise. By Dallas Bastian. The individuals entering aged care change from year to year, as do their ...

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