Care Home Design in a Post Covid-19 World Past Event

Presented by John McAslan + Partners
Future Affordable Care Homes
Future Affordable Care Homes
Susan Emerson
Susan Emerson
Susan Emerson
Troy Uleman
Troy Uleman, Director, John McAslan + Partners
John McAslan + Partners

The need to consider caring for the elderly as part of our normal design process was emphasised by the pandemic not just in Melbourne but across the world.

Replacing ageing buildings with new ‘fit for purpose’ homes is a key challenge for the aged-care sector, this event will unite experts and academics from across the globe to discuss the key considerations when designing buildings for our ageing population and asks ‘What has this pandemic taught us about designing and planning for a future aged care environment?’ Panellists will explore best practice and innovative ways we can deliver aged-care in the future and debate what needs to happen to better support the elderly and provide accessible, adaptable and stable solutions.

Drawing on extensive research with The University of Edinburgh, Buro Happold and Currie Brown, John McAslan + Partners will discuss their future model for a Covid-safe, affordable and dementia friendly aged-care home.

Paul East

Paul joined John McAslan + Partners as an Associate in 2017 to head up the Edinburgh studio. During his career he has designed, developed and completed a wide range of projects across all sectors, including cultural, education, retail, residential, commercial and health ranging from £20K to £450 million. He has particular expertise in the heritage, cultural and museum sectors.

Paul is currently working on the practice’s refurbishment of the Burrell Renaissance in Glasgow and the National Galleries of Scotland’s new Collection Facility in Edinburgh. Previous experience includes the transformation of the Al Salam Palace in Kuwait into the country’s National Museum and the Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester.

Troy Uleman

Troy leads John McAslan + Partners Sydney studio, which is delivering the 24-hectare Sydney Central Precinct in partnership with Woods Bagot and Laing O’Rourke and working on the new Sydney Metro Waterloo Station also in collaboration with Woods Bagot. The studio is currently pursuing an initiative to help find ways to resolve homelessness.

During his career Troy has worked with international practices such as Renzo Piano Studio as well as leading Australian practices.

Troy was one of nine Australian Institute of Architects Male Champions of Change committed to professional gender equity and advancing flexible, consultative practice settings. He regularly participates in professional and industry committees, is a mentor to students of architecture and has contributed to architectural design studio teaching in many of Sydney’s universities.

Lorraine Calder

Prior to joining Australian Unity Lorraine worked at a number of prestigious architectural firms including Bates Smart, Hassell and Peddle Thorp as a Senior Health Design Architect. At Australian Unity Lorraine has spent 13 years developing blueprints and guidelines for person centre household model aged care environments and quality Independent Living environments. She ensures they are adaptable, accessible, inclusive, permeable, functional, sustainable and a joy to reside in. Lorraine leverages direct experiences from residents, customers and their families to continually improve her understanding and is a passionate designer of enabling and desirable environments for older people.

Dr Andrew Simon Gilbert

With a background in sociology, Dr Gilbert is an emerging researcher in health and aged care systems, including organisational issues and policy. Dr Gilbert currently works on projects related to dementia awareness and carer support among culturally and linguistically diverse communities and quality of care in aged care facilities. In 2020, he led a project investigating Integrated Models of Care, Health and Housing on behalf of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Susan Emerson

Susan has had twenty-five years’ experience in residential and home care, having worked in clinical and managerial leadership, undertaken design and project coordination for new aged care facilities and made a sustained contribution to service and policy thinking at state and national levels.  She has been a recipient of numerous awards including an international study scholarship and “Citizen of the year” from one of SA’s largest councils.  Susan is a member of the Aged Care Financing Authority, a member of the National Aged Care Alliance, a Clinical Reference Lead for the Australian Digital Health Agency and member of the Australian College of Nursing.

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Tue 30 Mar 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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