Meet your local Home Care Advisor

Ruth has a background in education and training and has worked extensively in both the Pharmaceutical and Natural Health Industries. She holds a Bachelor of Education and through her work she has engaged with patients, students, clients, and medical practitioners of many descriptions.

Ruth discovered firsthand the process of navigating the care payments system having assisted her parents with aged care. While seeing the benefits of the system she also understands that for many the process can feel overwhelming so is focused on providing a service that allows aged care clients and their families to gain confidence and increased quality of life. Ruth services the Central Sunshine Coast region.

In her spare time, Ruth has a love of aromatic and medicinal plants and delights in teaching others how to formulate healing products for their families.  She keeps hives of native and European honey bees in the garden and uses both honey and wax in her products.  Ruth is acutely drawn to nature and loves to read for hours in close proximity to the great outdoors.

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Home Care on the Sunshine Coast

This Sunshine Coast is home to in excess of 112 locations and/or suburbs. The Coast area is located approximately 96kms from the Queensland capital, Brisbane. The current population base of the Sunshine Coast is approximately 355,00, (2021). This makes the Sunshine Coast the third most populous place in Queensland by population after Brisbane and Gold Coast. Many people moved to the region for the economy as well as the lifestyle.  People aged 65+ make up over 20% of the Sunshine Coast;s population.

Some of the major areas serviced by Ruth include: Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Noosa Junction, Tewantin, Cooroy, Eumundi, Peregian Springs, Peregian Beach, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Coolum Beach, Mt Coolum, Marcoola, Bli Bli to Yandina, Maroochydore, Buderim, Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba, Parrearra, Warana, Kawana, Aroona, Birtinya, Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek and many other suburbs within the radius.

Aged Care Assessment – Sunshine Coast

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


Aged Care Assessment Team
6-8 Waterfall Road
Nambour 4560

PH: (07) 5470 6731

Local Information & Initiatives for Seniors

Noosa Council offer a range of services and information to assist older members of our community to continue living an active and fulfilling life. These include:

  • Ageing Well Noosa – a council initiative to support our over 65 residents to participate in a low cost physical activity class.
  • Noosa Community Support Program
  • Seniors at the Library
  • Volunteering
  • Transport for seniors

More information on these initiatives can be found on the Noosa Council Website.

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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