Norup + Wilson is soon to launch its next project in Applecross. Grandton Applecross is a boutique development with 80 serviced apartments and a 10-bed, high-care suite located in the sought-after golden triangle. This development is not your ordinary retirement village offering, rather it is a solution to all the issues of where and how to live in your senior years.
The problem with the traditional model is that when care is required, couples invariably get separated during the years when they need to be together the most.
Cost-effective care is difficult to receive in the traditional home and being separated creates all sorts of logistical issues which puts enormous pressure on the carer and the whole family. Furthermore, only once there is an event do you realise the long waiting lists to get into most aged care facilities.
There now is a better way to live in your senior years – the traditional model is outdated by the model seen at Grandton Applecross.
The traditional model usually sees residents moving from their home to a retirement village and then an aged care centre. However, Norup + Wilson’s model allows you to move from your home to Grandton Applecross, where you will be looked after throughout your retirement years.
There should be no further requirement to move as you age, as your apartment is essentially designed to be an aged care room, albeit it is the whole apartment.
A key distinction of this development is that the building is designed to aged care standards, has concierge services and 24-hour carer and nurse services within the building. So the same services you get in the traditional institutional-style aged care, you will now get in the comfort of your home. If you require high-care then the building has a 10-bed, high-care facility providing priority access to residents of the building.
What’s unique about Grandton Applecross is every apartment is designed to be adaptable as needs require, with services personally tailored so residents are able to stay within the comfort of their apartment.
This allows residents to plan ahead by moving to a high-quality apartment which can then be adapted as they age. Just because you’re living in a serviced apartment doesn’t mean you need to make it look and feel like an aged care suite from day one.
All apartments are to the highest Norup + Wilson specification, which are purposely designed to be more spacious than traditional apartment offerings to cater for wheelchair access and in-home care services. The building is also pet-friendly with a range of facilities, including a hair salon, a gym, a swimming pool, rooftop outdoor areas and more.
There is also a concierge service who will provide assistance, while registered nurse and care staff are on call 24 hours per day, seven days a week to assist you with your personal and clinical needs. You will be able to request care assistance through an emergency call system if the need arises.
As a Grandton Applecross resident, you will have a menu of services specifically designed to help you live your life to the fullest to enable you to remain in your own home, living life your way and avoiding the transition to a nursing home.
Apart from the clinical menu of services, other available services include meals from the cafe within the building, room service, linen service, dry-cleaning, apartment cleaning, dog-walking and more. In fact, think of a desired service and it will be considered.
“Norup + Wilson’s vision was to create a building that adapts to the demands that have arisen in recent years,” Norup + Wilson Director John Norup said.
“Not only to the demand for a hybrid retirement and aged care model, but also to the demand for social distancing and the opportunity to be cared for in a safe manner that doesn’t rely upon shared services.
“Retirement living doesn’t mean you have to compromise the quality of your apartment or the level of care that you require. You no longer have to live your golden years in an institutional-style environment.”
Norup + Wilson is pleased to have received a high level of interest to date. There are only 80 luxurious apartments available, so based on this it is anticipated to be turning soil at Christmas this year, with the building set to be completed within two years.
This article first appeared on The West Australian. Please click here to read the original editorial piece.