The Neighbourhood, Canberra will be designed specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia who need 24-hour supportive care.
The first of its kind for the Canberra Region, we envisage that The Neighbourhood, Canberra will be set on approximately 1.5 hectares with 15 residential homes in a village-like setting designed around an easily accessible expansive indoor garden atrium.
The homes and the surrounds will be designed according to world’s best practice design principles for people living with dementia as outlined in the World Alzheimer’s Report 2020.
Residents will be supported by a multidisciplinary team of dementia care experts with a flexible carer-to-resident ratio to meet the individual needs of each person.
The village will offer services for its residents and will connect to the local community through a cafe, shops, child care centre, health facilities and other onsite services.
Co-location near a child care centre and primary school will foster intergenerational connections.
Our aim is to give residents a normal life, where social interaction is encouraged, friendships are fostered and where there is a strong sense of community.
On completion, we will set a new standard in residential care for people with dementia in the Canberra Region.