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15 September, 2021

New purpose-built units for the elderly now open

THE aging population in Ravenshoe will now have better access to appropriate and affordable aged care housing with the completion of the new Radcare Villas.

By Rhys Thomas

RADCARE Committee Members, treasurer Robert Bewick, president John Barney, Shane Knuth MP and Manager of Radcare Support Services Tina Quayle at the opening of the new aged care units in Ravenshoe.

THE aging population in Ravenshoe will now have better access to appropriate and affordable aged care housing with the completion of the new Radcare Villas.

Construction of the newly built to purpose homes started mid last year spearheaded by RADCARE Support Services based out of Ravenshoe.

The new units have been specifically designed with the elderly in mind with handrails in bathrooms, wider doorways, remote operated garages and other handy features. 

Manager of RADCARE Support Services Tina Quayle had many thanks to give out at the official opening ceremony last Thursday. 

This included Member for Hill Shane Knuth, Tablelands Regional Council, local builders and suppliers and of course the RADCARE committee. 

“The building of these units is a dream realized after it being on the table some 15 years ago,” she said.

“I feel very blessed to work with such a wonderfully supportive committee, who respect each other and between them have such extensive knowledge.

“All of them volunteer their time to ensure we can still operate as an organization, who benefits over 120 clients across the tablelands, employees over fifty staff and who now is providing purpose-built accommodation to six lucky residents.” 

As RADCARE Support Services supports higher needs aged people and enables them to stay at home for longer, they felt they needed a way to give back. 

“We had the capability to step in and build something that would be appropriate and affordable,” Tina said. 

“For both me and our Management Committee, it is great feeling to be able to give back to the community by increasing the quality of lives of elderly people who have paved the way for us."


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