Next generation flexi-space design unveiled for new aged care facility
SwanCare has unveiled the design behind its new Bentley residential care facility, introducing an adaptable living concept to cater for the next generation of aged care residents.
An insight into the new care facility – SwanCare Ningana – has been provided via an animated fly-though of the building, together with an interview-based video featuring project architects.
SwanCare CEO Graham Francis recently launched the online resources, which takes viewers on a journey through the facility’s main entry point and into one of its many outdoor spaces.
“SwanCare Ningana will set a new benchmark in aged care,” Francis said. “The design is unique and will incorporate the latest design principles in aged and clinical care to cater for the future West Australians.”
Leading Perth architect Dominic Snellgrove from Cameron Chisholm Nicol – who was also the project and design director for Perth Arena – is the project director for SwanCare Ningana.
“We really want Ningana to change the way people think about aged care,” Snellgrove said. “We want to provide flexibility and choice in relation to the shift in generational and demographic needs in aged care.”
As part of the design, future residents will have a choice of three room types as standard – the Swan Room, the Flexi-Room and the Super Suite. The latter option offers a retirement-style home with separate living and bedroom spaces, with the added benefit of round-the-clock care.
Taking a whole-of-building approach to dementia care, rooms are clustered into groups of eight to ten, sharing dining, living and kitchenette areas and a protected winter garden allowing access to the outdoors.
Decorative screens allow staff to maintain visual connection with the residents without compromising the home-like quality and privacy of the spaces.
The 124-room building is on track for completion in 2020.