Dementia Care

Fulton Place

PresCare Fulton Place Respite Care has been designed to provide support care to people of all ages, but with a special focus on dementia care throughout the Cairns and North Queensland region. We offer a range of flexible and co-ordinated services to ensure clients receive the help they need to live well, remain independent and stay at home for as long as possible.

With a focus on enablement, the centre’s home-style environment allows clients to feel at ease in their surroundings. It includes a large kitchen space, a room for movies and TV (or just a quiet space to rest), a growing and ever changing sensory garden, and outdoor spaces for community activities and relaxation.

Social outings

Fulton Place conducts group excursions weekly. And because we strongly believe in clients staying connected to their local communities, if there is a local event on then this can become an activity of choice. Short time outings each week are also part of the weekly recreational program.

Meals

Delicious home-style meals are prepared on site and enjoyed by our clients in the large and comfortable dining area. Our menus are updated regularly, in consultation with a dietician to ensure they are balanced, nutritious and meet all dietary requirements

Transportation

Transportation to and from Fulton Place is available at a cost. Bookings are essential.

Fees and charges

Fulton Place is covered by Consumer Directed Care (CDC) funding where applicable.

Private payments for clients without packages are also available.

Other funding options may be available and our Site Co-ordinator would be happy to assist with explaining these options to you.

We welcome personal visits to Fulton Place Respite Care, either to discuss your specific needs or simply to just take a tour of the centre. To arrange your visit, please contact Site Co-ordinator, Sheryl McCullough.

Visit our other respite care centres:

Inala Place
Sherwood Place

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 Groundwater Lodge

Situated on leafy acreage in the Granville suburb of Maryborough, PresCare Groundwater Lodge is set in a relaxed country environment that creates a sense of peace and tranquillity.

With individual rooms and private en-suites providing residential care for 60 (including 20 beds in a dementia specific area) accommodation at PresCare Groundwater Lodge is arranged in small wings to create a feeling of neighbourhood and community.  Walkways are provided throughout for ease of access to central courtyards as well as to outdoor BBQ areas where families are always welcome to enjoy time with their loved one in our care.

Knowing how important it is for our care recipients to be comfortable and feel like they are living in a home away from home, we encourage families to bring in personal items to decorate their rooms– things like photos, paintings, a favourite throw rug, music, a pot plant or flowers.

Meals are cooked on site and served in dining rooms allowing care recipients to connect with each other.  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 main laundry on a daily basis.

Care at Groundwater Lodge is based on a model of ‘Transforming Care at the Bedside’, a pro-active philosophy where staff conduct regular checks in anticipation of addressing the needs of care recipients before they have to ask.  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.

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 Vela

In the bustling Brisbane suburb of Carina, you’ll find PresCare Vela – 154-bed residential facility which also includes a 30-bed special care unit for those diagnosed with dementia.

All of Vela’s single rooms have en-suites, air-conditioning and ceiling fans and some (on an upper floor) have balconies. Each wing contains cosy lounge and intimate dining areas, alongside well-appointed activities areas, all designed to nurture a sense of community and encourage connection and friendships.

Family and friends of our care recipients are always welcome to visit and are encouraged to make full use of the facilities such as the BBQ area, our beautiful lush gardens, the cinema or our purpose built function room.  Not forgetting our very own Explorers Café (with a children’s play area), which is located in a picturesque garden courtyard and open 7 days a week.

Other amenities at Vela’s state-of-the-art residential facility include a fully-equipped gymnasium in which our physiotherapist provides tailored care to residents, plus a private chapel and on-site chaplain.

At Vela, two things are at the heart of everything 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.

Care and services at Vela 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.

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.