I’ve never looked back!

According to resident Margaret Thorpe, the decision to move to TriCare’s James Ommaney Retirement Community had been daunting but ultimately good for her.

Ms Thorpe said she made the move after admiring the quiet, leafy streets of Mt Ommaney and listening to the encouraging words from residents returning from a shopping trip on the community bus.

“I have never looked back,” she said.

“After six months in hospital with a long difficult commute between Rockhampton and Brisbane for healthcare needs, I looked into living options in the local community”.

“I saw many villages that were too big or didn’t feel right and then I discovered James Ommaney Retirement Community nestled in the western suburbs of Brisbane. When you first drive in, it looks very pleasant and as you keep going, it just gets better”.

Leafy, peaceful surrounds at James Ommaney Retirement Community.

“It has lovely gardens, nice big rooms and plenty of space.”

Outdoor pool and spa for residents

Enjoy easy access to village facilities including an outdoor pool and spa.

Ms Thorpe said those considering moving to the retirement village would enjoy the range of activities and the freedom to join in as much or as little as they pleased.

“There is plenty to do and lots of activities to enjoy if you want to join in, or if not, that’s fine too,” she said.

“The staff are wonderful and there is no pressure. Coming to Brisbane and trying something new was good for me.”

How to talk to your parents about aged care

With the holiday season just around the corner, most of us are preparing to spend some time with our loved ones, and it during this time that we tend to notice a decline in the health of Mum or Dad.

One of the most difficult dilemmas we can face is how to overcome the discomfort that affect many families in trying convince Mum or Dad that aged care might be a good choice for them.

TriCare Placement Co-ordinator, Aleisha Becker said,

“Begin the conversations early while your parent’s health still allows them to fully participate and share their preferences. Choose a time and place for these conversations, include other family members and explore options together”.

With over 47 years’ experience, TriCare a family owned and operated company know that it can be difficult to understand what care and support is out there for Mum and Dad so are pleased to offer you a FREE, no obligation care placement service.

Aleisha said,

“Our Placement Co-ordinators can help guide you through the maze of resident aged care information. Tailored to your needs we ensure that you understand your legal rights and financial options, identify possible vacancies and take care of all the paperwork on your behalf should you choose to make the move into an Aged Care Facility.”


TriCare Kawana Waters Aged Care Residence – canal water views

TriCare’s Kawana Waters Aged Care Residence currently has 3 deluxe rooms available featuring a separate lounge/dining area, bedroom, walk in robe, ensuite and patio with canal views.

Located on the canal and only minutes from popular beaches, Kawana Waters Aged Care Residence is a single storey home with plenty of sunshine and natural light, water views and outdoor access to manicured lawns and gardens.


The residence provides a discerning home like environment with an emphasis on social interaction and activity to support individual independence secure in the knowledge qualified nursing care is on hand.


TriCare Kawana Waters Aged Care Residence – manicured lawns and gardens

For more information about Kawana Waters Aged Care Residence and other locations, contact the Care Placement Team on 07 3360 9011 or send a enquiry form.

Welcome to ‘Your Stories’

Welcome to TriCare’s blog ‘Your Stories’.

Your Stories is a collection of special moments shared at our TriCare Retirement Living Communities and Aged Care Residences.

  • Read stories from our residents as they share their experiences on retirement and residential aged care living with TriCare.
  • Hear from our staff and specialists as they provide you with practical and relevant advice on issues affecting you.
  • Stay up to date with the latest news and information across our Retirement Living Communities, Aged Care Residences and the industry.

These are stories just for you, about you or someone just like you, this is your story.