Anam Cara aged care community

About Anam Cara
Set in the tranquil surrounds of leafy Bray Park in Brisbane’s northwest, Anam Cara, meaning 'Soul Place', is an innovative and award-winning aged care community.

Anam Cara is home to residents who live across six custom-designed houses interconnected by outdoor walkways that give the community an open, resort-style feeling.

The six houses are all single storey with easy access to expansive outdoor gardens, where residents can entertain family and friends in the BBQ area and children’s playground.

Anam Cara is conveniently located close to many community amenities with a bus stop across the road and hotel and shopping centre nearby.

All rooms include:

  • Air conditioning
  • A bed
  • Cabling for phone
  • A built in wardrobe
  • An ensuite

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Helpful information:

Contact information:

Phone: 07 3881 7881

For admission and tour enquiries, please call: 1800 448 448

To provide feedback on our aged care services, please email

Clear Mountain Cottage

Clear Mountain Cottage at Anam Cara – for residents with a diagnosis of dementia

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Clear Mountain cottage at Anam Cara has been developed with a foundation built on the Eden Alternative philosophy, providing a more intimate household model, where residents lead, guide and are fully involved in all areas of their life. In particular, the cottage has been developed to provide holistic support to residents who have a diagnosis of dementia and who are still able to be involved in daily life activities.

The home consists of eight bedrooms all with ensuites, a kitchen, dining area, living area, and a private garden with plots for growing vegetables and fruit. A selective colour scheme enables residents to recognise their own rooms, plus other communal areas of the home, while there are no ‘dead ends’ in the home, which helps to orientate residents and allow them to move freely and safely. The building includes state-of-the-art technology such as a nurse call system, Wi-Fi, and live streaming and assistive technologies. Pets will also be able to live alongside residents.

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Eden in the everyday

Living at Clear Mountain Cottage is based on the Eden Alternative philosophy of care, with dedicated household companions building positive relationships with residents so the residents have comfort and familiarity. A calendar of activities and events enhances the lifestyle of residents, promoting a sense of fun, joy, meaning and spontaneity, while residents maintain autonomy over their daily life.

An on-site cafe at Anam Cara provides the perfect place to residents to enjoy barista-made coffee and sweet and savoury treats with family and friends, while nearby, local restaurants, shopping centres, cinemas, and a swimming pool provide residents with a variety of opportunities to connect, engage, and build and maintain relationships with the local community.

Allied health care

Residents of Clear Mountain Cottage will have access to Wesley Mission Queensland’s own specialised residential aged care allied health professionals, providing a streamlined approach to care.

This means convenient and timely access to services such as:

  • Podiatry
  • physiotherapy
  • dietetics
  • ·occupational therapy, and
  • speech pathology

Anam Cara also has a nurse practitioner and wound specialist on site.

To find out more about Clear Mountain Cottage, contact our friendly team on 1800 448 448.
Lifestyle at Anam Cara


Anam Cara’s leisure and lifestyle coordinator and enthusiastic staff are on hand to create a daily program of social and recreation events for residents, regardless of physical abilities. There are a variety of events on offer and can include movie nights, coach tours, scrabble games, sing-alongs, and BBQs. Read more

We do dining differently

Residents enjoy the use of their own kitchen complete with a self-serve buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Residents are empowered to make their own decisions about their meals – eating when they want and choosing from a large variety. Read more

Eden in action

Anam Cara has embraced the internationally-recognised Eden Alternative Philosophy of Care. In 2011, Anam Cara became the first aged care home in Queensland to be awarded full Eden in Oz & NZ™ registration and only the second nationwide. In 2013 Anam Cara was named a finalist in the 2013 HESTA Aged Care Awards for the implementation of the Eden Alternative™ philosophy.

Examples of Eden in Anam Cara includes:

  • Pets delight residents with friendly visits
  • Residents enjoy a coffee and a spot in the sunshine at Anam Cara’s own cafe
  • Residents proudly tend to their own gardens
  • Residents partake in art and craft clubs

Your additional services lifestyle package at Anam Cara includes a suite of services and amenities to enhance your daily life*.

  • All day refreshments, snacks and beverages available.
  • Hot breakfast, freshly prepared daily
  • Flexible dining
  • Private function areas
  • Wi-Fi
  • Technology access and support 
  • Flat Screen TV
  • A spiritual and reflection retreat
  • Day trips and social events
  • Onsite hairdresser and beauty service
  • Security officer and CCTV surveillance system

 *Fees may apply. Contact us to find out more.

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Meet the Manager - Silvia Holl, Manager of Anam Cara and Clear Mountain Cottages
Silvia Holl - Anam Cara's Manager

Silvia has worked at Wesley Mission Queensland since 2003. She initially started her career as a registered nurse and then progressed to Director of Nursing at Anam Cara residential aged care community in 2013.

Silvia has extensive experience in Australia and internationally in acute care and aged care. She is also an Eden Alternative associate and is a strong advocate for the Eden Alternative philosophy of care that Wesley Mission Queensland uses as a model in their residential aged cares.

Silvia looks for opportunities to make residents happy and making Anam Cara as home-like as possible. 


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