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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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Clean quarters, clean corners

To minimise the risk of infections, a focus on disinfecting touch points is essential.  The cleaning process in aged care goes one step beyond most commercial requirements, as the elderly are more susceptible to illness and germs and have a ...

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Start with a spotless floor

Cleanliness in aged-care environments is essential and requires a detailed approach from the ground up.  Residential and community aged care is already a huge business in Australia and it is estimated that it will grow by 25 per cent annually ...

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Bringing home a winner

Team effort, detailed vision help Blue Care/Aurecon Redcliffe centre claim award for project management.  An aged-care community development has taken out the award for the best construction and engineering project under $100 million in the nation. The Australian Institute of ...

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Bits, bytes, beds and wi-fi

Digital hospital promises benefits in efficiency, safety and care.  Plans are under way for the first fully integrated digital hospital. UnitingCare Health will expand the St Stephen’s day hospital at Hervey Bay, which will house 96 beds. It will be ...

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Holmesglen, Healthscope launch joint venture

Partnership will include clinical placements for students, career development. The first TAFE-based hospital is in the works. The $126 million joint venture between Holmesglen Institute and Healthscope would generate about 150 beds initially, with the prospect of an increase to ...

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