Western Australian not-for-profit, Amana Living, has unveiled the Kinross Care Community—a $32 million hub dedicated to aged care and services. The facility officially opened on August 1st and encompasses a modern 96-bed residential care centre and day club, collectively known as The Lake House. The facility is set to create around 100 job opportunities while also offering supplementary services such as transition care.
Amana Living CEO, Stephanie Buckland, said: “The northwest suburbs of Perth are among the fastest growing in Australia and there is an increased demand for specialist aged care accommodation with 18 per cent of the City of Joondalup population over 65.
“The opening of the Kinross Care Community ensures older people can stay in the local area they love, connected to their community, and supported by dedicated staff. Whether it’s permanent accommodation or respite for carers, our team of professionally trained and naturally kind staff are here to provide the care older people need to lead a fulfilling life,ʼ Ms Buckland added.
The Lake House boasts a design aimed at enhancing residents’ quality of life, fostering independence, and promoting well-being. With a strong emphasis on nature, the facility features internal and external courtyards, as well as expansive outdoor gardens, to provide residents with natural light and fresh air.
The multi-story building caters to diverse care needs, featuring dementia-specific care on the ground floor and a supportive environment on the first floor. Notably, dementia design experts have carefully curated colours, objects, and artworks to facilitate navigation and encourage independence.
A range of facilities including a self-service café, fully furnished physio/gym, private dining rooms, and wellness therapy treatment rooms are available. The Kinross Care Community, a result of collaboration among Amana Living, T&Z Architects, PS Structures, Johnstaff, Plan E, and DeFiddes Design, commenced construction in March 2021 and concluded in May 2023.