PresCare Vela

Organisation PresCare (15 other services)

Location 141 Fursden Rd, Carina QLD 4152
Phone (07) 3338 6100  ·  Fax (07) 3338 6111
DPS id 18397


PresCare Vela honours the individuality and dignity of each person and strives to excel at every facet of care to improve the quality of life for our residents.

PresCare Vela is a 154-bed facility which includes a 30-bed special care unit for those diagnosed with dementia.

We have single, ensuited rooms, all with air conditioning and ceiling fans. Some upper floor rooms have balconies. Each wing has well-appointed activities areas, cosy lounge areas and intimate dining areas.

Visiting families and friends are welcomed by Vela’s friendly staff, and can take advantage of a number of the features at Vela including the BBQ area, beautiful gardens, cinema and state of the art function room.

Café Nova, located in a picturesque courtyard behind Vela’s reception building, is open seven days per week and it includes a children’s play area.

Vela also has our own Chaplain on site & our own private chapel.

We pride ourselves on providing a caring and friendly atmosphere where residents are involved in decisions relating to their health, care needs and social needs. Vela’s Resident Liaison Officer acts as an advocate for residents and assists them with day to day lifestyle requests.

Vela also has on-site a fully equipped gymnasium in which our physiotherapist provides tailored care to residents.

Allied health service providers include:

  • Physiotherapist
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Podiatrist
  • Dental Services.

 Activities provided include:

  • exercise programs, daily walks and Tai Chi
  • pet therapy
  • spa baths, foot spas, massages and circulation boosters
  • concerts
  • shopping trolley and shopping days
  • bus outings.

About PresCare

PresCare is a Ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland and has been caring for Queenslanders in their communities for 85 years.

PresCare is one of the most established and technologically progressive aged care providers in Queensland. We offer excellence in all aspects of care, including our specialities in the sub-acute, palliative and dementia fields. PresCare strives to explore new concepts in care, and we provide consumers with choice and control for living well and independently. Our people take pride in their flexibility and range of residential and community services.

With close to 1,000 dedicated staff and volunteers, PresCare supports more than 5,500 Queenslanders from Cairns to the south-east corner.


Nursing home

154 beds. 30 beds cater for secure dementia. 30 are extra service beds.

24/7 registered nursing, Couples rooms, Secure garden, Secure dementia beds.

WiFi available

On-site facilities

Chapel / Church, Café / Kiosk, Facility transport, Hairdressing salon.

These services are operated by


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