At PresCare we’re about you and the people you love. We connect people with the services they need to live the way they choose. 

Whether it’s organising some help with housework, or assistance with transport to appointments or even choosing a residential community, you’ll find PresCare people listen carefully and work hard to tailor a combination of services that suit the unique needs, tastes and personalities of those we support. 

PresCare is a Ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland and we’ve been helping Queenslanders live the way they choose since 1929. Everything we do is fully accredited, so you can be sure you’re receiving the highest quality services from real people with a genuine commitment to excellence and individuality. 

With close to 1,000 staff and volunteers, PresCare is currently working with more than 5,500 Queenslanders, helping them stay connected with the people, activities and communities they love. 

PresCare offers a range of residential and community services that can be tailored to suit individual needs – and they can evolve over time. They include:

  • Affordable independent living accommodation
  • Residential and in-home community care  
  • Personal and domestic care
  • Home and garden maintenance
  • Transport to appointments and social events
  • Accompanied and assisted shopping or bill paying
  • In-home nursing
  • Community and social activities
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy such as physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology, dietician, exercise physiologist
  • Respite care (day and overnight)
  • Disability services 
  • Pastoral and spiritual care
  • Food and meal services
  • Mobility equipment and everyday living aids

PresCare sites and services can be found at convenient locations right across Queensland:

Residential Care

  • Alexandra Gardens, North Rockhampton
  • Groundwater Lodge, Granville
  • Lake Sherrin - Thornlands, Brisbane
  • Roslyn Lodge, North Tamborine
  • Vela – Carina, Brisbane
  • Yaralla Place, Maryborough

Affordable Housing / Independent Living

  • Thornlands
  • Rockhampton
  • Maryborough

Community Care

  • Beaudesert
  • Brisbane South
  • Brisbane North
  • Cairns
  • Fitzroy
  • Gold Coast
  • Logan Valley
  • Mackay
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Wide Bay

Day Therapy

  • Coopers Plains, Brisbane

Respite Care

  • Fulton Place, Cairns
  • Sherwood Place - Sherwood, Brisbane
  • Inala Place - Inala, Brisbane

To find out more about PresCare services and how we can work with you and your family, search or call 1800 773 722

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Caroline Egan

DCM Media, agedcare101

Caroline has a wealth of experience writing within the retirement and aged care sector and is a contributing journalist for the and agedcare101 blog and accompanying newsletters.

Ian Horswill


Ian is a journalist, writer and sub-editor for the aged care sector, working at The DCM Group. He writes for The Weekly Source, agedcare101, and the DCM Institute fortnightly newsletter Friday. Ian is in daily contact with CEOs of retirement living, land lease and the aged care operations and makes a new contact every week. He investigates media releases, LinkedIn and Facebook for a good source for ideas for stories.

Lauren Broomham

Retirement and Aged Care Journalist

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

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