Plans for Orange’s new Calare aged care home to be built in Forest Road won’t be signed off on until the end of next month.
In May the Lend Lease organisation announced initial details of the new residential aged care facility to be built on land opposite the Orange Health Service.
The aged care division of Lend Lease has purchased the land with the intention to start building the 120-bed multi million dollar facility early next year.
The shop on the site which was formerly Carmans Cafe is now being leased by 2Ks Cafe with Lend Lease indicating the coffee shop and cafe is to be incorporated into the design of the building.
The bed plan for the facility includes 50 beds for low-care residents, 70 high-care beds, with 30 of those beds to be used for residents with varying levels of dementia.
Plans for the new Calare building will be based on a four-wing system with separate dining and recreation areas included in each.
Outdoors area where residents can relax with family and friends for barbecues, garden walks and a short walk to the cafe are also incorporated into the design complex.
Lend Lease aged care general manager Suzanne Petterson told the Central Western Daily the new design is a move away from four bedrooms with residents now having higher expectations of services and privacy in aged care facilities.