By adopting apartment style-living, residents will live with a small number of residents. Each person will have their own room and ensuite, and share the kitchen, dining and lounge areas with others in their apartment. Care and support will also be provided by a regular and dedicated care team to each apartment to ensure the team really get to know residents and their needs. Residents also have access to a registered nurse around the clock.
Individual choice and freedom
The building will also exhibit modern chic interiors where residents have access to a wide range of facilities. This spans internal courtyards, community activity spaces, a hairdressing salon, wellness centre and library lounge, private dining rooms, a worship and reflection room.
Person centred care
This new design draws from extensive research on person centred care. It puts residents and their families at the centre of all considerations – from the building itself and its fit-out through to staff rostering and program development. When we have completed the redevelopment we will focus on providing an adjoining retirement village to offer the community with a seamless ageing journey. This is subject to planning approval.
We expect the development timeline will be as follows
|Community engagement||Late 2019|
|Town planning application for the new Oaks aged care apartments||Late 2019|
|Refurbishment of Gisborne Oaks and Macedon Ranges Health Centre||Early 2020|
|Construction commences on the new Oaks aged care apartments||2021 (subject to planning approval)|
|Construction completion on the new Oaks aged care apartments||2023|
|Completion of the Retirement Village and project||2028 (subject to planning approval)|