Aged Care Facilities
The design of aged care facilities should be functional, flexible and future proof, taking into account the need to be as homelike as possible. Architects should ensure that the design and layout of aged care facilities caters for current and future safe transfers and movement needs of residents. A flexible design should accommodate all mobility levels as the needs of the residents change – from independent, through to semi-dependent to increased dependency in later years – without compromising on the aesthetics.
In order to identify the complexity of the design of each setting, the following key questions should be considered in the planning stage:
- Who will be using the area, short and long term?
- What tasks will be performed in this area?
- What equipment is needed?
- How does this area interact with other parts of the aged care facility?
- How does this area interact with outside services, for example ambulance and funeral directors?
- What are the future needs of this area?
Hill-Rom has significant experience of designing settings within aged care facilities with these factors in mind. To get inspiration and explore how Hill-Rom's Construction Portal can take you from concept to reality, please click on the menu.