The Aged Care Royal Commission provides organisations with the opportunity to reassess how they deliver services to their clients. This extends to the physical environment within which services are delivered. Good design is essentially human-centric and enables people to do their best work and be their best selves.
Great design is more relevant in the aged care sector now than ever. When the industry moved to consumer directed care in 2015, design came to the forefront and has since been seen as a vehicle for aged care providers to differentiate themselves from each other. Reputation and great design are interlinked, and we all know how first impressions count.
So, what is the first impression your clients, and importantly decision makers, receive when engaging with your organisation? Is it a friendly smile, the well-kept gardens, or a building that that is welcoming and impeccably maintained? Buildings are a key part of that critical first impression and great design will certainly enhance the reputation of an aged care service provider. Quality care and quality facilities go hand-in-hand.
Architects are the trusted professionals who can assist in enhancing your reputation through great design that works. There is a growing body of evidence that proves a well-designed physical environment, inside and out, can provide positive relief to residents, enhance wellbeing and reduce the need for pharmaceuticals.
Have you considered utilising the services of an architect to help your organisation navigate the outcomes from the Aged Care Royal Commission?
At SPH architecture + interiors, we have a specialist aged care and dementia design team ready to help.
Contact us for a free 1 hour consultation with aged care expert Jamie Penn.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (08) 9284 1888 to make an appointment.