Meet your Local Representative for Home Care

Adele grew up locally and has been working in the community sector since 2014 in various case management roles. Her qualifications include a Diploma of Community Services Management, Certificate IV in Mental Health and a Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled Nurse).

Adele works with Home Care clients across the ACT and has over 20 years’ experience in the community and health sector.  She is passionate about people having choice and power over their own health needs. She understands the challenges with finding appropriate, trustworthy, reliable aged care support in the local community and has strong knowledge of the area and services available.

In her spare time, Adele likes to spend time with her family, and also enjoys participating in her local community, going for runs and escaping to the beach.

Home Care - Canberra | ACT

Canberra is the capital city of Australia.  It was purposely designed as the nation’s capital and is known for its planned layout and bushland.  Canberra is home to Parliament House and the High Court of Australia. The city is surrounded by bushland, with Lake Burley Griffin forming the central feature. Canberra’s blend of urban amenities, natural landscape and political importance makes it a unique place to live.

According to the 2021 Census, people aged 65 and over make up 13.7% of Canberra’s population.

Aged Care Assessment – Canberra

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


Local Information & Initiatives for Seniors

Canberra Seniors Centre

Canberra Seniors Centre provides a wide range of activities including courses in different languages, exercise classes, painting, cards, and dance. Members can drop in and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and lunches are also served regularly.

Phone: 02 6248 9509




Carers ACT

Carers ACT provide emotional and practical support to unpaid carers. As a member of the National Network of Carer Associations they are also involved in the advocacy of carer issues.

Phone: 02 6296 9900




Carer Gateway

The Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers. These include in-person and online peer support groups, counselling, self-guided coaching, tailored support packages, online skills courses and access to emergency respite.

Phone: 1800 422 737



Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT

COTA ACT is a local organisation working to improve the lives of older Canberrans. They coordinate several events aimed at supporting older Canberrans and offer a range of free programs and services to members which encourage older Canberrans to participate in our community. COTA ACT also currently manage the ACT Seniors Card program.

Phone: 02 6282 3777




Dementia Australia – ACT Office

The national peak body for people impacted by dementia in Australia, Dementia Australia offers information, education, and support services to those living with dementia, in addition to their families and carers.

Phone: 02 6255 0722




Belconnen Seniors

Belconnen Seniors is a group of lively and sociable people over the age of 50 who get together to have fun and learn new skills. They offer a range of fun and educational activities including craft classes, stretch and balance, old time and modern dancing, table tennis, singing/choir group, indoor bowls, cards, and coach trips when available.

Phone: 02 6251 6354




Tuggeranong 55 Plus Club

The Tuggeranong 55 Plus Club offers a range of activities to stimulate the mind and keep the body active. The club encourages a positive focus on ageing and is open to anyone over the age of 50 in the community. The club runs weekly, bi-monthly and monthly activities, as well as ‘special events’.

Phone: 02 6293 4004



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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