Our Story

A proud Queensland Business

A proud Queensland business – three generations strong

Vacenti is a business founded and run by the Casagrande family. This family has been caring for older Queenslanders since Dom and Lucy Casagrande built their first community back in 1973. When their son Mario and his wife Louisa took over the business, they built a retirement village and another four aged-care residences located throughout Brisbane.

Mario and Louisa’s three sons also hold pivotal roles in the business. Julian is Vacenti’s Chief Executive Officer (middle), Dom sources and supplies all the Vacenti communities with fresh fruit and vegetables each day (left), and Alfio manages all of Vacenti’s new builds and renovations (right).

Our History


Carindale Court opens an 80-bed residential service for spinal injuries and aged care.


Poinciana Lodge a 39-bed residence was built and subsequently renamed Carindale Lodge.


Carindale Brook opened as a 40-bed high care residence.


Carindale Brook’s extension was complete – expanding the facility to a 50-bed high care residence with 2 dementia care units.


Casa Dámore Apartments was the next 105 bed development at Coorparoo and represented a new 5 star standard in the quality of aged care buildings and furnishings.


“Marebello” a 138-bed residence at Victoria Point was added to the QRS portfolio.


QRS ventured into retirement living with Con Noi.


The launch of the new QRS brand and trading name “Vacenti”. Name changes also for Carindale Court and Lodge to “Esida” and also for Carindale Brook to “Lorocco”.


The planned opening of the luxury new residence Portofino Hamilton with 100 aged care suites, 15 aged care apartments and 35 large and luxurious senior living apartments.