Aged Care

Stage 3

Conversion of nursing home to dementia care:

Adaptive re-use of existing single storeyed “traditional” nursing home by conversion to dementia care.

Issues included Unpopular four bed wards with shared bathrooms across corridor

Solutions included Replanning to reduce resident numbers per pod, planning to allow “back to back” pods to allow staff flexibility and efficiency, simple layouts to enable resident way-finding, domestic-scaled kitchen servery, dining and lounge area for each pod, staff overview from serveries, serveries designed to have controlled access for meaningful resident activities, single resident rooms with en-suite bathrooms.