Not your ordinary retirement village offering, Norup + Wilson’s Grandton Applecross is a boutique development with 80 serviced apartments and a 10-bed high-care suite located at the Applecross golden triangle.
Grandton Applecross is a solution to all the issues of where and how to live in your senior years, according to Norup + Wilson Director John Norup.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“The traditional model is now outdated by our model.”
The traditional model is moving from home to a retirement village then into an aged care facility, while the Norup + Wilson model is moving from home straight into Grandton Applecross.
A key distinction of this development is that the building is designed to aged care standards, has concierge services and 24-hour carer/nurse services within the building.
So you will now get the same services you get in the traditional, institutional-style aged care 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.
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 will be a concierge service, while registered nurse and care staff will be on call 24/7. 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.
“Norup + Wilson’s vision was to create a building that adapts to the demands that have arisen in recent years,” Mr 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.”
There is no doubt that an alternative form of retirement living is being demanded. Grandton – Applecross delivers on every expectation and more.