Life Care - wayfinding signage

Life Care is an innovative aged care service provider who believes ageing should be celebrated, and that we should ‘Live Every Day’. They are passionate about providing quality aged care services and accommodation through tailored solutions for customers. They have the knowledge, experience, service options and flexibility to make what is often a challenging time for customers and familes an incredibly positive experience.

Detour was asked to develop simple, dementia friendly way-finding signage systems which could be adopted and adapted across all Life Care’s locations - new and existing.

A flexible and dynamic system was designed that used strong directional wall graphics and house associated colour to help residents recognise a location and was easily retrofitted into existing facitlities. This approach helped create a warm and inviting environment compared to more traditional institutional signage solutions. We were always thinking about the fact that we were working within someones home.

The launch of a new dementia 5 star-rated facility provided the opportunity to modify the system, introducing not only colour but iconography to support the information provided on each of the three floors — hills, beach and city — and identify each of the two houses on these floors, all with distinctly South Australian flavours such as Festival, Oval, Belair, Mt Lofty, Glenelg and Semaphore. 

Way-finding system