Chaplaincy Pastoral & Spiritual Care

PresCare Yaralla Place

Conveniently located right in the centre of Maryborough, and adjacent to Maryborough Hospital, Yaralla Place is a 96-bed residential aged care facility.   There are three separate wings, each with 32 individual rooms inclusive of a 16-bed dementia care specific area.  In the interests of fostering new friendships and a community, each house has its own dining and lounge rooms as well as a kitchenette for residents to use when they have the need.   Smaller lounge areas are also provided where care recipients and their families can meet in private.

All rooms have a view overlooking the garden, and care recipients are able to access covered outdoor BBQ areas where families are always welcome to enjoy time with their loved one in our care.

At Yarralla Place, one thing we are passionate about is creating an environment where the people in our care feel as though they are living in a home away from home.  To this end, we actively encourage families to decorate rooms with personal  items– things like photos, paintings, a favourite throw rug, music, a pot plant or flowers.

All meals for PresCare Yaralla’s care recipients are cooked on site and served in dining rooms to allow care recipients to remain connected with each other on a regular basis.  But if preferred, a care recipient can also choose to take their meals in their own room. Family members are always welcome to share a meal with their loved one, and private nooks are available for these occasions.  Talk to our care staff or Receptionist, and they’ll make all of the arrangements for you.

Personal items are sent to the laundry on a daily basis.

Care and services are provided by qualified, highly trained and skilled staff. Registered nurses are trained to provide palliative care as well as general nursing care, and they work closely with general practitioners, geriatricians, medical specialists, nurse practitioners and allied health staff.

Using a model of ‘Transforming Care at the Bedside’, PresCare Yaralla takes a pro-active approach to care, whereby staff conduct regular checks in anticipation of addressing the needs of care recipients before they feel they have to ask for it.

PresCare Alexandra Gardens

Our commitment to residential aged care led to the establishment of Alexandra Gardens in North Rockhampton over 50 years ago, and PresCare has remained an integral part of the Rockhampton community ever since.

The care and services we provide at Alexandra Gardens are based on the needs, preferences and choices of those that we care for.  There is residential care for 94 residents in a homely and comfortable environment.  Located in three small wings and four courts, single or double rooms are available, all air-conditioned and with en-suites. Walkways are provided throughout for ease of access to central courtyards, and the entire complex is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. Outdoor BBQ areas provide entertainment space for our residents and their families to enjoy.

Because we want our care recipients to always feel very much at home, families are encouraged to enhance their rooms with personal items – things like photos, paintings, a favourite throw rug, music, a pot plant or flowers.

All meals are cooked on site and served in dining rooms, or if the care recipient prefers, in their own room. Family members are always welcome to share a meal with their loved one, and private nooks are available for these occasions. There is some flexibility in meal times, particularly breakfast.  Personal items can be laundered in the main laundry or smaller on-site laundries are also provided if the care recipient likes to do their own laundry.

Care and services at Alexandra Gardens are provided by qualified, trained and skilled staff.  Our registered nurses are trained to provide palliative, dementia and general nursing care, working closely with general practitioners, geriatricians, medical specialists, nurse practitioners and allied health staff.  Our care recipients also benefit from an innovative and unique program created by Alexandra Gardens, which allows those who become acutely unwell to stay in the home rather than be admitted to hospital.  This sub-acute care initiative is award-winning and recognised nationally.

Supporting our commitment to ongoing learning and innovation, registered nurses from Alexandra Gardens work collaboratively with the Central Queensland University for research and training purposes. Clinical placement for nursing, dental and allied health students is also provided by Alexandra Gardens.

PresCare Lake Sherrin

Located on the main thoroughfare between Redland Bay and Brisbane City in the bayside suburb of Thornlands, PresCare Lake Sherrin is a residential facility providing full-time care for 48 residents (including 12 dementia care and one respite bed).

Situated on picturesque acreage, PresCare Lake Sherrin is surrounded by beautifully lush gardens, a lake, and abundant wildlife, creating an atmosphere that is peaceful and relaxed.

In a facility comprising four adjoining lodges, accommodation consists of single rooms, each with their own en-suite.  And because we want our care recipients to always feel very much at home, we encourage families to decorate their rooms with personal items – things like photos, paintings, a favourite throw rug, music, a pot plant or flowers.

At Lake Sherrin, there are two important things that drive what we do: providing a caring and friendly atmosphere where residents are involved in decisions relating to their health, care and social needs; and making sure that our care and services are based on the needs, preferences and choices of the people in our care.

Meals are served in community dining rooms, in a resident’s room, or can be enjoyed with family members in private nooks. There is some flexibility in meal times, particularly breakfast.

Personal items are sent to the main laundry on a daily basis

Care and services at PresCare Lake Sherrin are provided by qualified, highly trained and skilled staff.  Our registered nurses are trained to provide palliative care as well as general nursing care, working closely with general practitioners, geriatricians, medical specialists, nurse practitioners and allied health staff.  This ensures that those who prefer to stay in the home when unwell are able to do so instead of being admitted to hospital.