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Ozcare Aged Care Facility Toowoomba

Our recently completed Hervey Bay and Toowoomba aged care facilities have delivered a new style of building which predominantly focuses on client care, well-being, family interaction and community.

Damian Foley
Chief Operating Officer
Ozcare

The recently opened 150 bed aged care facility has been designed with a community focus, the layout provides smaller communities within the one building. The four story facility is divided into smaller communities and gives the residents a sense of homelike security and ownership. Each community has a number of small sitting areas and a main lounge with a fireplace. Smaller, more intimate dining and sitting areas allow residents to visit privately with family and friends.

As the focal point of the social and communal life of the residents, the lounge and common areas play a vital role in the overall wellbeing of the residents. The design of the common areas provide the residents with a sense of homeliness and familiarity to help reduce anxiety whilst also encourages social interaction and socialisation.

The facility design provides opportunities for a range of activities for residents to enjoy with visiting family and friends of all ages, private and public spaces both internally and outdoors for group activity or quiet retreat; cinema, library and craft areas, chapel, lawn bowls and putt-putt, coffee shop and children’s playground.

Ozcare Aged Care Facility Toowoomba

Our recently completed Hervey Bay and Toowoomba aged care facilities have delivered a new style of building which predominantly focuses on client care, well-being, family interaction and community.

Damian Foley
Chief Operating Officer
Ozcare

The recently opened 150 bed aged care facility has been designed with a community focus, the layout provides smaller communities within the one building. The four story facility is divided into smaller communities and gives the residents a sense of homelike security and ownership. Each community has a number of small sitting areas and a main lounge with a fireplace. Smaller, more intimate dining and sitting areas allow residents to visit privately with family and friends.

As the focal point of the social and communal life of the residents, the lounge and common areas play a vital role in the overall wellbeing of the residents. The design of the common areas provide the residents with a sense of homeliness and familiarity to help reduce anxiety whilst also encourages social interaction and socialisation.

The facility design provides opportunities for a range of activities for residents to enjoy with visiting family and friends of all ages, private and public spaces both internally and outdoors for group activity or quiet retreat; cinema, library and craft areas, chapel, lawn bowls and putt-putt, coffee shop and children’s playground.

DESIGN FEATURES

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Legibility of Form
Designed traditional and familiar environments with an emphasis on homely spaces

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Spaces That Nurture
Include public and private spaces both internally and outdoors for group activity or quiet retreat

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Connectivity and Socialisation
Places for community interaction, provide a variety of options for social engagement (for resident wellbeing)

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Sense of Place
Spaces to support residents sense of belonging

The facility’s landscaped courtyards and activity spaces are an integral part of socialisation for the residents. The residents benefit from being involved in everyday activities like the growing of fruit and vegetables in the raised planter beds. The familiar style garden shed, farm equipment and old cattle run & fencing have been reused from the farm on which the facility now sits, and helps provide a sense of familiarity to the rural community.

The gardens are an extension of the facility, the beautifully landscaped gardens and walking paths link the smaller communities and provide a seamless connection to the outdoors.

PROJECT TEAM

Structural & Civil Engineers:  STP Consultants
Electrical & Hydraulic Services:  Umow Lai
Mechanical & Fire Services:  Ashburner Francis
Landscape Architect:  View Landscape Architecture
Building Contractor:  Woollam Constructions
Project Photographer:  Scott Burrows Photographer

 

DESIGN FEATURES

Asset 6

Legibility of Form
Include public and private spaces both internally and outdoors for group activity or quiet retreat

Asset 9

Spaces That Nurture
Include public and private spaces both internally and outdoors for group activity or quiet retreat

Asset 10

Connectivity and Socialisation
Places for community interaction, provide a variety of options for social engagement (for resident wellbeing)

Asset 11

Sense of Place
Spaces to support residents sense of belonging

The facility’s landscaped courtyards and activity spaces are an integral part of socialisation for the residents. The residents benefit from being involved in everyday activities like the growing of fruit and vegetables in the raised planter beds. The familiar style garden shed, farm equipment and old cattle run & fencing have been reused from the farm on which the facility now sits, and helps provide a sense of familiarity to the rural community.

The gardens are an extension of the facility, the beautifully landscaped gardens and walking paths link the smaller communities and provide a seamless connection to the outdoors.

PROJECT TEAM

Structural & Civil Engineers:  STP Consultants
Electrical & Hydraulic Services:  Umow Lai
Mechanical & Fire Services:  Ashburner Francis
Landscape Architect:  View Landscape Architecture
Building Contractor:  Woollam Constructions
Project Photographer:  Scott Burrows Photographer

 

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