Our newly redeveloped North Turramurra residential care home won the prestigious UDIA NSW Award for Excellence in Aged Care.
The Awards were presented recently at a gala ceremony and are designed to highlight innovation, sustainability, industry leadership and excellence in urban development across NSW and the ACT.
The care home is situated on a large heritagelisted site and bordering sensitive National Park bushland. It’s also a leading example of sustainable design and features solar panels, LED lighting throughout and two live plant green walls.
The design drew inspiration from the landscape, views and local history. As part of the redevelopment, restoration work was completed on the beautiful and historic Huon House, built in 1895. The Huon Park estate was established by politician and businessman George Bertrand Edwards and his family. The house will now serve as a meeting place for residents, a planned cafe, and overnight accommodation for visiting relatives and friends.
Michael Haslam, North Turramurra resident, says his new home is tailored to all his needs. ‘It is a wonderful place to live. Lovely carers, nurses and management. I couldn’t ask for a better place. I would recommend it to everybody,’ says Mr Haslam.
The home has 113 single private suites with ensuites, some with dementia-specific layouts. Amenities include a café, hairdressing salon, a children’s playground, barbecue area, library, social and community facilities, family gathering spaces, wellness rooms, extended walking areas, an events room and various meeting rooms.
New landscaping and gardens complement several established trees protected from land clearing, providing an environment with physical and psychological benefits for residents, especially those experiencing dementia. North Turramurra residents enjoy the state-of-the-art residential home and using the spaces and opportunities for socialisation and meaningful activities.