The Terraces

Welcome to The Terraces

From the moment people walk into The Terraces at Varsity Lakes, they are surprised by the obvious warmth and vibrancy of our community – and the beautiful way our foyer is presented. Our welcoming purpose-built residence is designed to bring people together, and has helped us build a close-knit community with lasting friendships that feel more like family. Our café is popular with everyone, and our elegant surrounds make this a special place to live.

Live your life with our care

The Terraces provides the highest quality care in aged care. Independently assessed by the Australian Government’s Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC), The Terraces is where our residents come first in both quality of care, and choice.

We encourage you to view the Government’s Accreditation Assessment that was conducted by the independent ACQSC, to learn more about the high quality of care The Terraces delivers to our residents.

McKenzie Aged Care is 100% transparent with our assessments and reports, because we want you to make the best-informed decisions for yourself or loved ones when it comes to quality of care and choice.

  • Current maximum three year accreditation assessed by the independent Australian Aged Care Quality & Safety Commission
  • Providing high quality dining through our nutritionally-approved seasonal menu
  • McKenzie Choice+ Additional Services providing a range of entertainment and lifestyle services to enhance your experience
Testimonial from Jean & Gwendoline

I fully appreciate that the very special care that is provided by McKenzie Aged Care Group, especially at The terraces, is something that is not always experienced at other aged care facilities and am just so fortunate to have found you guys for the exceptional care that you provide.

John and Carole – Family Members of Resident at The Terraces, Queensland

High quality care

Providing our community with quality aged care is our unwavering focus. Our positive results over many years demonstrate our commitment to meet, and where possible, exceed our residents’ expectations and bring joy to their lives.

With registered nurses and care staff at our home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we ensure that care is being delivered at the highest standard at all times to every resident.

We are so proud of our high standards and quality, we encourage you to download and read all of our independently assessed reports. We want you to make the best decision for you and your family.

How do we compare?

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (ACQSC) assess all Government subsidised aged care providers.

It is important to know:
41% of Site Audits across Australia find at least one non-compliance.
32% are re-accredited for less than the maximum three years.

The Terraces has achieved full compliance across all Standards, receiving the maximum re-accreditation period of three years.

We encourage you to visit the ACQSC website and compare the other local providers in the area so you can make the best decision for you and your family.

Dining with choice and quality

Every mealtime is an occasion at our McKenzie communities. Committed to providing choice and variety, our meals are made in-house by dedicated and trained staff, supporting local suppliers and growers to provide the very best dining experience for every resident.

Our seasonal menus are designed in consultation with industry leading dietitians, and with the feedback and input from our residents. We ensure there is choice and variety at each meal service. We also cater for special dietary and cultural needs where appropriate.

Quality food and dining play a large role in our McKenzie homes, and we include fun food experiences within our lifestyle program. Our Lifestyle team coordinate many activities which include happy hour, cultural days, BBQs, and many more where food is a central part to these fun and social occasions.

Our independent dietitians audit is available for download below, as well as our current seasonal menu.

Enjoy life your way

At The Terraces, you get to choose what your day will look like. You can choose to stay as active as possible by participating in our varied and creative activities, or relax by walking in the garden, reading a book or attending a concert at the home. Our lifestyle activities are always focused on keeping your mind and body active, while providing an important opportunity for social interaction. Our programs may vary from time to time because we listen to the feedback from residents and tailor each lifestyle program to their specific interests and hobbies.

Spirituality plays an important role in our homes. We offer traditional religious connections including, but not limited to, in-house church services that cater to many denominations, communion, and bible group meetings. As a resident, you may engage in spiritual activities that facilitate meaning, connection, and add value to your life which can be achieved through prayer, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

We recognise the importance of resident choice and our lifestyle programs aim to deliver activities that everyone can enjoy. The Terraces has an active Facebook page where we share what the community is up to, in addition to providing an opportunity for residents and staff to connect.
To view our current lifestyle calendar, please download a copy by clicking the button below.

The choice is yours

At The Terraces, we offer the very best in care and environment. Still, we understand how important it is for you to continue to live life on your terms. Retaining the ability to make your own decisions and choices contributes to better health and wellbeing, mentally and physically.

The McKenzie Choice+ Additional Services menu places you in control of the things in your day that makes you feel happy, healthy and empowered.

McKenzie Choice+ packages have been designed to offer you a range of entertainment and lifestyle services that will enhance your experience. You can choose from our Choice+ Standard or Choice+ Premium offerings, and whichever you choose, there are more choices within!

If you’d like to learn more about Choice+ Additional Services, please speak to The Terraces Sales Manager.