A new state-of-the art aged care facility in Drummoyne adds another great achievement to Hansen Yuncken’s expanding aged care portfolio.
Scalabrini Village, a leading residential aged care provider, awarded the ECI Phase contract to Hansen Yuncken in May 2015 with Phase 2 construction of the facility awarded in May 2016. This challenging development incorporated design and care principles that will support and enrich the lives of those living with dementia or a complex care need.
The residents at Scalabrini are provided with a classic, Italian-style environment which features a piazza, surrounding gardens, casual eateries with alfresco-style seating, exercise common areas, retail shops and a chapel. These unique aspects provide innovative spatial areas and sensory experiences with therapeutic intent, contributing towards the important goal of improving the livelihoods of residents, families and staff.
Built over 5 levels, the village is made up of 9 households, known as Casa’s, each accommodating 6-18 private rooms. All bedrooms come with a private en-suite and offer striking views of the village garden and grounds, with some rooms benefiting from a balcony and magnificent views of the Parramatta River. Each household contain a fully equipped kitchen, cosy lounge and two dining rooms with generous social spaces for the residents and their visitors.
As one of Australia’s most advanced, technology-enabled residential aged care facilities for people living with dementia, specific and unique products were employed, such as Readywall formwork system for basement walls, Elsi sensor flooring, Dali lighting with circadian rhythm programming, HLS Patient lifters and Patient tracking technology. The complex also offers a specialist wellness centre with expert physiotherapists and health professionals on hand.
Reaching Practical Completion in March 2018, Scalabrini Village was awarded the Best Aged Care Facility at the annual Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards.