Adelaide's Gaynes Park wins Seniors Living Award

Gaynes Park, a residential aged care and assisted living home in Joslin, Adelaide, has won the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s national Seniors Living Award.

Operated by LifeCare, Gaynes Park – comprising the Gaynes Park Manor aged care home and Gaynes Park Suites assisted living apartments – was designed alongside Stirling University Dementia Services Development Centre in Scotland.

Opening Gaynes Park Suites last year, LifeCare CEO Allen Candy said the apartments are an alternative to residential aged care.

“Residents will live in their own spacious, private suite, which is intelligently designed to allow them to age in their own home, meaning it’s unlikely they’ll ever have to move again. Even better, they can get on with enjoying life, while the wonderful Life Care team does the cooking and cleaning.

“Additionally, there is a range of quality care services available to support people as their needs change over time. I believe this will help relieve the pressure on families who are supporting their loved ones,” he said.


Have a look at the interiors here.

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A special thanks to our contributors

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

Annie Donaldson

Nurse and Carer

Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.