Meet your local Home Care Representative

Miranda has a Diploma in Community Service, Diploma in Counselling, Certificate IV in Disability and Certificate 111 in Aged Care. She has been an Independent Personal Community Carer and Counsellor for over 8 years the disability/home and community care sector.

Being a Ballarat local and working with a range of people of varying ages, Miranda helps them achieve their goals with a solid background in local services and service providers.

In her spare time Miranda loves spending time with her children and also has a keen interest in crocheting.

Home Care in Ballarat, VIC

Ballarat is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities located on the west side of the State of Victoria. The City of Ballarat has a population of over 100,000 and is the third largest city in Victoria after Melbourne and Geelong. Ballarat is within the region of the Central Highlands includes the local government areas of Ararat; Golden Plains, Hepburn, Moorabool, and Pyrenees.

According to the 2016 Census  people aged 65 years and over made up 19.1% of the local population.

Aged Care Assessment – Ballarat

The city healthcare is dominated by Ballarat Health, including provision of hospital, residential care, home care packages, and they operate the Grampians Aged Care Assessment Service covering Local government areas: Ararat, Ballarat, Golden Plains, Hepburn, Hindmarsh, Horsham, Moorabool, Northern Grampians, Pyrenees, West Wimmera, Yarriambiack.

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

Grampians Aged Care Assessment Service
102 Ascot Street South Ballarat VIC 3350
(03) 53203740

Local Information & Initiatives for Seniors

Local Council provides accessible footpaths and toilets on their Mobility Map

Local Council also provides social activities for older residents to remain healthy and active, helping them to stay independent in their own home and connected to their community. This is all part of council’s Growing Older Well in Ballarat Strategy and includes:

  • Events
  • Destination bus trips
  • Bunch 4 Lunch
  • Social exercise activities.

Call 5320 5670 to get involved.

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 Representative 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.

We do not employ carers.We’re an independent provider of home care package management, focused on getting you the BEST CARE and MOST VALUE from your home care package.


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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