At the early stages of planning, a consultation group consisting of older Uraidla people, Summerhill residents and members of the Clayton Church Homes (CCH) community offered suggestions for the purpose built home including functional and attractive resident rooms, dementia care units planned for best practice, well designed lifestyle spaces, shared community places and environmental considerations.
Led by the Capital Projects Committee, Board and Management at CCH continue to work with architects, Brown Falconer to ensure that he 60 bed residential aged care home will offer high quality care for residents, a welcoming environment for families and community as well as attractive and practical facilities for staff.
Brown Falconer Architects have responded to these criteria with impressive designs which the Capital Projects Committee continue to review especially taking into consideration the recently released Aged Care Royal Commission Report.
Finalising designs particularly in relation to fire safety and environmental regulations have taken further work and the Development Application has been submitted to SA Government’s State Commission Assessment Panel. At this point tenders are about to be finalised to appoint a builder for the project.
It is anticipated that construction of the Summerhill facility will be completed at the end of 2022.