Meet your local Home Care Advisor

Our local Home Care Advisor in Perth is Sharyn Ditcham. Sharyn has worked in banking for over a decade, several years building her family-owned staffing agency in the health industry, and customer service roles to the legal industry.

More recently, Sharyn has developed an active interest in advocacy and community inclusion while self-managing complex disabilities for her son and uncle and is a representative on her son’s Educational Support School council and P&C Treasurer.

Home Care in Perth WA

Possessing the title of most isolated city in the world, the city of Perth is divided by the beautiful Swan River. Approximately 2.1 million people now reside here. Perth has benefited from the Western Australian mining boom. Also, it is the administrative and business centre for the oil and gas industry in W.A.

Approximately 14% of Perth’s residents are aged 65 years or over.

Aged Care Assessment – Grafton / Coffs Harbour

ACAT assessment is an eligibility requirement to access Commonwealth funded residential aged care, residential respite care, transition care and home care packages.

ACAT undertakes a comprehensive assessment of care needs for older people needing access to residential and/or home (community) care, and helps the elderly and their carers to determine what kind of support will best meet their needs.

Target group are older people, typically over the age of 65 or for indigenous Australians, people over the age of 50, or people who have an age related condition.

Often comprises of a doctor, nurse, social worker and occupational therapist, the team will recommend services deemed to be the most appropriate to meet care needs through a series of questions, and with the client’s consent will liaise with families/carers and health care providers.

Referral Procedure, by care recipient themselves or others:

  • The care recipient, carer, family must be aware of and consent to the referral
  • All referrals are to be made via MyAgedCare: 1800 200 422

Royal Perth ACAT
(08) 9370 9559

Sir Charles Gairdner ACAT
Verdun Street, NEDLANDS 6009
(08) 9346 2644

Fremantle Hospital ACAT
2 ALMA Street, FREMANTLE 6160
(08) 9431 2673

Osborne Park ACAT
Osborne Place
Phone: (08) 9346 8449

Get help managing your home care funds

We offer lowest management fees in Australia, ensuring you get maximum care hours

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We make the home care experience inexpensive & easy. Here's how:

Your Local Guardians Home Care Advisor will:

Be your dedicated Home Care Contact

Who understands your needs and will make sure you’re getting the most from your package.

Manage Your
Home Care Plan

Using world class technology for seamless plan management, on any device.


To suitable providers (we have a database of thousands).


To ensure you get maximum possible care hours from your funding.

Home Care Package Management FAQ's

Getting started is easy, once you’ve been approved for a home care package contact us and we’ll send you our simple, easy to read 4 page agreement. Once this has been completed and returned we’ll process it (generally within 1 business day) and be in touch regarding next steps.

Yes! Switching is easy.

  • you’ll need to agree on an exit date with your existing provider, this might depend on your home care agreement, ie two weeks
  • provide the date to Local Guardians and the contact details of your existing provider to ensure home care package unspent funds can be transferred across

We offer some of the lowest management fees in Australia which means you pay less in fees and get more care hours. See our pricing page for our fees.

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