Oryx Communities The Richardson News Article

CONSTRUCTION OF THE QUEENSLEA CLAREMONT TO COMMENCE IN 2019

The Queenslea will offer Assisted Living Apartments, Residential Aged Care and Intergenerational Childcare, on a single site at the prestigious Claremont-on-the-Park apartment precinct. Construction will commence in 2019 and we are currently accepting expressions of interest for our Assisted Living Apartments. Contact us today!

The approved development concept includes:

• Fully serviced Assisted Living Apartments for seniors.
• Intergenerational Childcare Centre for approximately 80 children.
• Residential Aged Care in a variety of suites, apartments and concessional options.
• Respite care for seniors who need temporary accommodation.
• Memory Support Day Centre providing Dementia care during the day.
• Commercial space for health-related businesses such as physiotherapy and chiropractor

While intergenerational programs have existed in aged care for some time, this is the first time that a structured onsite program will be created in Perth.

Oryx Communities Director Toby Browne-Cooper said they had been keen to create a unique intergenerational program after seeing it in action when in the USA. They returned to Perth and began planning how they could incorporate this concept as a fundamental pillar of Oryx’s care philosophy.

“There is well documented research, particularly in the USA, UK and Europe that demonstrates the benefits for the community from intergenerational communities.

“The elderly benefit from socialising beyond their existing friendship circle. They increase their self-esteem and emotional well-being by sharing their stories, experiences and care to younger people.

“For children, there are so many natural learning experiences that come from interacting with older people who might have a different perspective from their direct families, he said.

The natural outcome of a multi-generational village is that the inclusion of children in an aged care setting strongly assists to vitalise the living environment for seniors.

“Many families live away from grandparents. Children and grandparents often miss this very important interaction that offers a new perspective and respect. We are hoping to replicate this on a daily basis for our residents.

The two and three bedroom Assisted Living Apartments, will be selling off the plan from early 2019. These apartments will offer people a downsizing option but with 24-hour on-call assistance which could include meals, housekeeping and nursing care. High tech solutions will allow residents to control their environment, keep in touch and have peace of mind that they will be supported if in need.

Importantly, residents of these Apartments would not need to relocate in the future, should their care needs increase.

It is expected that the full development will be completed in 2021.

This is the second innovative aged care solution created by Oryx Communities. The organisation converted a 5-star hotel, The Richardson Aged Care, in September 2018 which offers premium residential aged care services in the heart of West Perth.