Meet your local Home Care Advisor

Saskia has thirty-years experience working with and advocating for persons with a disability. Even though handling a heavy workload in the community sector, her passion is ensuring that there is a high quality of services delivered to meet the needs of those who need it most, whether it be NDIS recipients or those in aged care.

Her qualifications include: BOA–Business; BOA–Psy; Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment; Cert IV Child Protection–Res, OHC, FS; Diploma– Management; Grad Cert–CSP–Client Assessment, Case Management; Grad Cert–CSP–Statutory Child Protection.

Home Care in Toowoomba Qld

Toowoomba is a city of Queensland. It is located on the 125 km west of Queensland state capital city, Brisbane. The city is the 16th-largest city in Australia and the sixth-largest in Queensland after Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Townsville, and Cairns. Toowoomba is known as “The Garden City” in Australia.

Toowoomba is considered to be part of the great Darling Downs South West region of Queensland; this region is vast in geographical area covering 397204 km2. The region lies to the south of Central West Queensland and west of the Darling Downs and includes the Maranoa district and parts of the Channel Country. There is a combined population total of over 272,000 people.

Local Government

The Darling Downs is a farming region on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in southern Queensland, Australia. The Downs are to the west of South East Queensland and are one of the major regions of Queensland.

The name was generally applied to an area approximating to that of the Condamine River catchment upstream of Condamine township but is now referred to a wider region comprising the Southern Downs, Western Downs, Toowoomba, and Goondiwindi local authority areas.[2]

The name Darling Downs was given in 1827 by Allan Cunningham, the first European explorer to reach the area and recognises the then Governor of New South Wales, Ralph Darling.[3] The region has developed a strong and diverse agricultural industry mainly due to the extensive areas of vertosols (cracking clay soils), particularly black vertosols, of moderate to high fertility and available water capacity.[4]

Manufacturing and mining

In particular, coal mining is also important, and coal seam gas extraction experienced significant growth in the decade to 2016. The landscape is dominated by rolling hills covered by pastures of many different species, vegetables, legumes such as soybeans and chickpeas, and other crops including cotton, wheat, barley, and sorghum.

Between the farmlands there are long stretches of crisscrossing roads, thick ridges, winding creeks and herds of cattle. There are farms with beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep and lamb stock. Other typical sights include irrigation systems, windmills serving as water well pumps to get water from the Great Artesian Basin, light planes crop-dusting, rusty old woolsheds and other scattered remnants from a bygone era of early exploration and settlement.

Aged Care Assessment – Toowoomba

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

Toowoomba & Darling Downs ACAT
Hogg St, Toowoomba QLD 4350, Australia
(07) 4699 8901

Local government areas covered: Banana (part), Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley (part), Southern Downs, Toowoomba, Western Downs

Local Information & Initiatives for Seniors

Toowoomba Council’s Council Cab Service  is available and provides affordable transport for seniors and people with a disability. Eligible users can travel from their home to their nearest major shopping centre one day a week.

Council also provides ongoing events for seniors throughout the year along with a number of health initiatives.

Visit Council website for more information.

Get help managing your home care funds

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

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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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