Community vision becomes a reality at Kaloma Home for the Aged

August 21, 2017

PDQ are pleased to announce the highly successful 31 bed extension to Kaloma Home for the Aged, Goondiwindi, Phase 3 of a staged redevelopment plan. This project involved the planning, feasibility, design, construction and commissioning of 3 new wings, as well as refurbishment works to the existing high care wings.

The local community, who have a history of high level of engagement and support for Kaloma, played a key role in the vision and specific design elements for the new building. This included diverse range of accommodation options including care apartments, options for privacy within the communal areas and the integration of the natural bush setting. This unique approach by PDQ’s specialist Aged Care team, combined with ensuring local tradespersons and suppliers were involved where ever possible has resulted in a highly valued building – appreciated by the broader community, residents and Kaloma Care Team. Most rewarding is that residents feel their lives are enhanced, secure and respected with Kaloma now truly reminiscent of ‘home’.

“Kaloma’s experience with Paynter Dixon Qld over the past 10 years and 3 developments has been a positive one. Their professionalism, client focus and aged care knowledge has been greatly valued. PDQ’s Head – Community, Health and Aged Care Erica Lambert’s vast knowledge of aged care and contemporary design has been instrumental in Kaloma’s confidence in the finished product. Residents, staff and visitors alike have stated their high level of satisfaction with the design and both indoor and outdoor living spaces. We highly recommend the Guaranteed Maximum Sum contract (GMS) as it affords financial confidence.”

Penni Roberts
Chief Executive Officer, Kaloma