The Intermedia Group
Aged care providers and governments need to plan now for the impact of lifelong renters on the financial models driving the industry. Downsizing from a family home to a smaller dwelling then into a retirement village and later to aged care if required, is a familiar path. However, baby boomers’ high expectations for life after retirement are shaping fresh approaches within the sector.
Current trends suggest that the changes in aged care in Australia that we’ve seen so far are just the tip of the iceberg, Aged care is undergoing a revolution. This article looks at reasons why aged care is already taking on a new meaning and why aged services may not be associated with discrete facilities in the future, but rather seamlessly integrated within neighbourhoods.
From sustainable design to renewable energy and purchasing carbon offsets, this article looks at three Australian aged care providers that are taking significant steps to minimise their environmental footprint and demonstrating why investing in sustainability has some surprising benefits.