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Life Care’s Gaynes Park voted Australia’s best for seniors living

Published: 27 May 2022

Life Care’s Gaynes Park campus has won the prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia’s (UDIA) Award for Excellence in the category of Seniors Living.

UDIA judges said, “the award-winning Gaynes Park by Life Care provides a new benchmark in aged care and assisted living.

“Life Care’s design of a three level, integrated facility has truly created the feeling of a warm and inviting home, rather than an institution or hospital,” the judges said.

“International best practice examples were drawn upon to specifically promote independence for residents with dementia. The creation of small communal areas on each floor, the delivery of a sensory garden and the incorporation of embedded technology into the operation of the building has created an exemplar project.

“Judges were impressed with the high-quality planning of the two buildings to turn the focus away from ‘back of house’ facilities and instead focus on the café, cinema, a-la-carte restaurant and fitness areas.”

Life Care chief executive officer Allen Candy said the award recognised the organisation’s commitment to innovation.

“We embarked on this ambitious project with a strategy to create a community that combined accommodation with international best practice for health and wellbeing,” he said.

“Winning this award when competing against highly acclaimed projects across the country shows that we’ve been successful in delivering our strategy to improve the lives of older South Australians.

“The entire Life Care team is very proud of the Gaynes Park campus and the benefit it brings to the wider community now and into the future.”