When UnitingCare Ageing saw the need to expanded their aged care bed numbers on the mid north coast of NSW. They chose to develop two independent sites concurrently, one at Port Macquarie NSW, and a second, 100 kilometres further up the coast at Nambucca Heads.
The residential aged care facility at Nambucca Heads site, named “Pacifica”,accommodated 86 new single bed/ensuite resident rooms. The Nambucca Heads site was (for a RACF) steeply falling but relatively close to the town centre. Both facilities followed carefully UnitingCare Ageing’s recently implemented Service and Care models.
However the particulars of the individual sites necessitated individual responses to each facility. Nambucca Heads required a building stepped and terraced over 5 levels to best utilise the site and took advantage of the resulting roof terraces.
Both facilities became operational in early 2012.