The Acclaim Health Dementia Care Centre is set to transform dementia care in Halton Region.
This project will see a large industrial building in Oakville converted to a multi-faceted hub that will include a seniors day program, caregiver support areas, a year-round recreation garden and administrative space. The centre will also offer short-stay respite beds for people with dementia, the first in Halton Region.
The aim of the design is to create a comfortable space where day program members and their caregivers can feel safe, confident and energized. Abundant daylight, landscaping and familiar natural textures will be incorporated throughout the building. The site itself will be reconfigured to allow easy access, weather protected entries and secure outdoor spaces.
The essential design elements were developed through an extensive co-design process with Acclaim Health staff and community members. This project will be completed in summer 2020.