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Radius Care appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Radius Residential Care Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Jenkins as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Wendy has strong capital markets and investor relations skills. She is currently the GM Management Information at ASB Bank and previously held GM roles at Genesis Energy across its corporate finance, investor relations, retail and technology & digital operations....

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Radius Care announces acquisition of currently leased properties

UCG Acquisition Radius Residential Care Limited (NZX: RAD) (Radius Care) today announced that it has entered into conditional agreements to acquire the land and buildings of four aged care facilities, currently operated by Radius Care with 342 care beds, from its landlord UCG Investments Limited (UCG) (UCG Acquisition). The properties which form part of the UCG Acquisition are: Radius Arran Court...

Radius Care Appoints New CEO

Radius Care Limited (NZX: RAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Peskett as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective today, 1 February 2022. Andrew brings extensive experience in the retirement village and aged care industry, having previously been a senior executive at Metlifecare, a leading New Zealand retirement village operator with total assets in excess of $4 billion. After...

Florence, letting Nurses focus on Nursing since 1820

OK, well maybe not that Florence and definitely not since 1820, but Radius Care, a leading aged care provider, recently debuted its new self-check-in kiosk. The digital device is obviously named after the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. This new digital Florence offers unique advantages to nurses over the traditional aged care check-in experience. The pandemic created overnight...

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‘Tis the season – Cultural diversity at Christmas

Radius Care’s residents and staff members look a lot like the New Zealand of today, a melting pot of cultures and nationalities. How our people celebrate the holidays provides a glimpse of our diversity, which extends beyond sparkling lights, pretty ornaments and swapping presents. Regardless of culture and faith, Radius Care’s staff work tirelessly to make the holiday season special for the...

Learning to walk again “gym dandy”

Immobile 70yo had to be hoisted out of bed - but can now walk on her own. Janice McIvor suffered so badly after a serious fall, she couldn’t get out of bed and had to be hoisted into a chair. Now she can walk on her own again. Doctors told the 70-year-old she might never able to walk again after falling when getting out of a taxi several years ago – but the gym at her Radius Care home in...

When a person won’t eat or drink

Even end of life legislation doesn't cover people in aged care who feel "enough is enough". The elderly woman, suffering from dementia, had made a decision. She would no longer eat. As her daughter-in-law put it: "In a private room, with only the television for company, she clearly decided – somewhere in the recesses of her addled brain – that enough was enough. She simply stopped...

The Danger Facing Our Elderly

Falls are one of the biggest health hazards for elderly people living at home or in aged care. It sounds counter-indicative but, for many of New Zealand's elderly people, the most dangerous room they inhabit is the bedroom. That's because the bedroom is the last frontier for guarding against one of the most perilous events faced by elderly folk: a fall. Laurel Winwood is facility manager at...

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