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Welcoming communities designed to feel like home

PresCare has been an integral part of the Maryborough community for almost four decades. Our two aged care communities, Yaralla Place and Groundwater Lodge, are managed with a fresh, regional focus that includes exciting upgrades and an award-winning staff culture program. With these improvements, residents are now enjoying an even better place to call home.

Feeling at home is important to everyone’s wellbeing. That’s why we support each resident to maintain their interests, familiar routines and connections to the people and places they love. It’s also why our communities are divided into smaller households with Carers who feel like trusted friends and outdoor spaces that provide the simple pleasures of a backyard.

Yaralla Place

A vibrant community in the heart of town

Private suites: $295,000

Groundwater Lodge

A peaceful homestead on leafy acreage

Private suites: $245,000

Live your way, with dignity

A culture that puts residents first

Feeling at home is about feeling you belong. At PresCare, the physical and emotional wellbeing of residents are our highest priorities. We’ve introduced an award-winning staff culture program that unites our team to work together to put residents first. We listen, respect your choices and support you to live your way.

Read about our Culture Program

Creating a true sense of home

Our communities are divided into smaller households that mirror the look and rhythm of home. Instead of vast communal areas, residents share their own homestyle lounge, dining and kitchen areas. Your light-filled room can be furnished and decorated as you like, and you can enjoy the simple pleasures of a traditional backyard, with established gardens and veggie patches.

Read residents’ stories

Carers who get to know you well

Our Carers and Nurses focus on you as a person, getting to know your story, likes and routine. On-hand 24/7, they provide a holistic care experience tailored to your needs. With specialist expertise across all aspects of aged care, including infection control, respite, dementia and palliative care, they support each resident with kindness and compassion.

Read about our experienced Manager

Design your own day

Just like at home, you decide how you’d like to spend your day. When you rise, eat and shower is up to you, and you’re supported to keep doing the things you’ve always enjoyed, like watering the garden, visiting the hairdresser, and continuing your interests. There’s no set visiting hours, so you can welcome friends and family whenever you like.

Meet the kids making residents smile

Meaningful activities that bring enjoyment

We support you to find comfort, enjoyment and meaning in your daily life. Our resident-driven Lifestyle Program includes a range of interesting activities and outings, and we’ll help you maintain your connections to the people and places you love. All residents, regardless of faith, are welcome to attend on-site services and receive pastoral support.

Read about what’s new

A flexible approach to home-made meals

When it comes to food, there’s plenty of choice – just like home. Our dietician-approved menus offer variety and country favourites, and you can choose when and where you enjoy your meals. Our major investment in meal service includes state-of-the-art on-site kitchens and qualified chefs to offer residents even better quality meals.

Meet Head Chef Fab

A foundation of Christian values

Yaralla Place and Groundwater Lodge were built on a foundation of compassion, grace and inclusivity. Both communities continue to enjoy close ties with the local Presbyterian church as well as other local churches of different Christian denominations. All residents are welcome to attend on-site services, and receive pastoral support from the Maryborough Christian community.

Choose from a central or acreage community

Yaralla Place is located in the heart of Maryborough, in the beautiful Fraser Coast region. Close to everything this heritage town has to offer, and adjacent to the Maryborough Hospital, Yaralla is central and convenient. Groundwater Lodge is situated in the Granville suburb of Maryborough. Set on leafy acreage that was formally farmland, Groundwater has a relaxed and tranquil homestead feel.

“I love everything about living at Groundwater Lodge. I’m so well looked after and the Carers here are wonderful. Having all my paintings, pictures and special belongings in my own room makes it feel so homely.”
Lillian, Resident in Ibis House
“It’s the best feeling being part of a great crew that really cares for residents”
Carer, Groundwatere Lodge
“I visit my Mum at Yaralla almost every day. I love that I’m welcome any time so the visits can fit around my work schedule. We spend lots of time together tending the little garden we’ve planted and it brings both of us much joy.”
Cheryl, daughter of Resident
“The days are great when you work in a supportive team that provides quality care.”
Enrolled Nurse, Yaralla Place
“Feeling at home is about feeling you belong. Here in Maryborough, we’re lucky to have two unique communities that offer different living experiences but are linked by an exceptional care philosophy and a focus on kindness and compassion.”
Judy Fisher, Residential Services Manager, Yaralla Place & Groundwater Lodge
"At both of our Maryborough communities, residents are supported to keep enjoying their familiar activities, past times and routines. We're always on hand to make sure they're safe and comfortable so that they feel right at home."
Rozina Hegarty, Clinical Manager, Yaralla Place & Groundwater Lodge

Get in touch with our friendly team

We can answer your questions, help you navigate the aged-care process or arrange a tour of Yaralla Place and Groundwater Lodge. 
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