Meet your Home Care Advisor

Sheila is an experienced Home Care Manager with over seven years experience in the Aged Care sector and ten in the Community Services sector. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Diploma in Psychology and Counselling.  Her past career has seen her leading a dedicated team of Care Managers and Social Workers, engaging and supporting clients living in the community to overcome a range of challenges, including mental health issues, at risk of homelessness, accessing emergency relief and supporting families access support services.

She is extremely familiar with the various age-related government initiatives and how best to utilise your package to its fullest potential. Sheila is highly professional and dedicated to ensuring all Local Guardian clients have the best possible experience while navigating their Home Care Package.

Besides English Sheila speaks Bengali and Hindi. When not working she enjoys travelling, swimming, reading and cooking.

Home Care in South East Melbourne

Sheila is based in South East Melbourne and services clients both locally and nationwide.

Melbourne Locations Serviced:

Cheltenham, Black Rock, Mentone, Parkdale, Mordialloc, Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea Heights, Waterways, Keysborough, Dandenong, Noble Park, Doveton, Endeavour Hills, Springvale, Dingley Village, Rowville, Clayton, Mulgrave, Glen Waverly, Chadstone, Mount Waverly, Carnegie, Brighton, Hampton, Caulfield, Bentleigh, Morrabbin, Sandringham.

Aged Care Assessment

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


ACAT Details

Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) – Central East

Peter James Centre
Cnr Mahoneys Rd & Burwood Highway
Phone: 03 9881 1875
Fax: 03 9887 6094
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) – Kingston

Kingston Centre North 3
Warrigal Road
Phone: 03 9265 7888
Fax: 03 9265 2300
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00am-4:30pm

Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) – Caulfield

The Alfred Healthcare Group
260-294 Kooyong Road
Phone: 03 9076 6314
Fax: 03 9076 6428
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:45am-4:45pm

Local Information & Initiatives for Seniors

  • Collage, Crosswords and Coffee (Highett Library) – drop in for coffee, company and fun, making collages or doing crosswords and other fun word games and puzzles.
  • Book Group – at multiple locations
  • Tech Help – need help using a phone, laptop, or computer?  Drop in for some friendly one-on-one assistance at multiple locations.
  • Brain Training – come along and give your brain a workout with activities at multiple locations.
  • Family History Group – unlock your family history, at Parkdale Library.
  • Short Story writing – at Chelsea Library.
  • Centrelink Drop in sessions – help access government online forms at multiple locations.
  • Dandenong Council offers council-run day activities –
  • MeetUp – Find Seniors Social groups in Melbourne and connect with people who share your interests. Join now to attend online or in-person events.
  • Anglicare VICEmergency Relief: provides immediate assistance including groceries, clothing, medication, financial assistance, counseling and other services.
  • Uniting Victoria – Emergency Relief provides immediate and short-term financial or material assistance to individuals and families in crisis.
  • The Men’s Shed – The Men’s Shed ethos is to promote positive self image, productivity, community contributions, creating social connections and maintaining an active body and mind. Find out more
    – Bayside Men’s Shed – Beaumaris VIC · 0412 553 150
    Bentmoor Community Men’s Shed – Bentleigh East VIC · 0481 369 191
    Mordialloc Men’s Shed – 0421 151 284
    Dingley Village Mens Shed – 03 9551 5892
    Brighton Men’s Shed –  0402 121 132
    Monash Men’s Shed – 03 9561 8557

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Your Local Guardians Home Care Advisor will:

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

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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.

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