PresCare has been part of the Maryborough community for 30 years with our commitment to residential aged care beginning with Groundwater Lodge in 1985 and expanding with the acquisition of Yaralla Place in 2013.
The care and services at PresCare Yaralla Place are based on the concept of transforming care, a proactive model of care that is resident centred and adds value to the care process.
Yaralla Place is a 96 bed high level care facility, split over three houses of 32 beds each. The facility includes 16 beds for those diagnosed with dementia and has capacity for respite clients as well as transitional care through a partnership with Queensland Health. Transitional care enables clients to undergo additional rehabilitation in a safe environment following discharge from hospital, with the aim of then sending the client home once it is complete.
We have single rooms with large shared ensuites and double rooms. All rooms are air conditioned and each wing has well appointed activities areas, cosy lounge areas and intimate dining areas.
Visiting families and friends are welcomed by Yaralla Place’s friendly staff, and can take advantage of a number of the features at Yaralla Place including the BBQ area, gardens, and Grevillia function room. We also have our own Chaplain on site.
Yaralla Place has a strong volunteer program, and was proud to host the pilot of the GenConnect program which connects residents with students from local schools, encouraging cross-generational communications.
This home is a skilled service; nurses are trained to provide palliative care and sub-acute care as well general nursing care. Registered Nurses work in collaboration with Geriatricians, General Practitioners, and other medical specialists, nurse practitioners and allied health staff so that residents who prefer to stay in the home when unwell can do so rather than be admitted to hospital.
Allied health service providers include:
- Pharmacy services
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Pathologist
- Dental services
Activities provided include:
- exercise programs and daily walks
- pet therapy
- touch therapy including massages
- concerts and events
- shopping trolley
- bus outings
- Montessori based activity program, volunteer driven.
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.