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She can assist you in finding therapists and services that meet your specific needs and personal goals, and making Home Care management simple and effective.

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Home Care in Sydney - Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches is a region within Northern Sydney. Geographically the area extends south to the entrance of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), west to Middle Harbour and north to the entrance of Broken Bay. The area was formerly inhabited by the Garigal or Caregal people in a region known as Guringai country.

The area includes popular suburbs including Manly, Brookvale, Dee Why, Narrabeen, Mona Vale. Newport and Palm Beach.

Aged Care Assessment – Northern Beaches

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 (ACAT) – Northern Beaches, Sydney

Address: Mona Vale Hospital, 18 Coronation Street, MONA VALE

Phone: 02 9998 0356

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Aged Care Services on the Northern Beaches of Sydney

Health Direct – A government-funded service, providing free quality, approved health information and advice via a 24 hour health line.

Phone: 1800 022 222

Like Family

Locals Caring for Locals. Connecting people in need with locals who care, at a flat rate of $42 an hour.

Phone: 1800 545 332


Catholic Care is the social care and support agency of the Catholic Church providing services to the entire community, regardless of religion, circumstance, ethnicity, economic situation, age, gender or ability. Services include counselling, one off assistance, support coordination, crisis support and more.

Phone: 02 9488 2500


Northern Beaches Council are working to improve the quality of life for our senior’s community by providing access to services, activities and support networks across the Northern Beaches. If you are a senior or carer needing to talk to someone about services and housing or you have an issue or idea that you would like to discuss, please ring the Community Development Team (Aged Services) 02 8495 6618 or email

Northern Beaches Seniors Directory:

The Seniors Directory 2019 – 2020 provides useful information about local services, activities and housing available for our older residents. It includes details on support services and groups, health services, advocacy, complaints, financial and legal information and housing.

The directory is available in hard copy from any of council’s customer service centres, libraries and community centres. They are also distributed to retirement villages, medical centres and senior groups and service provides. Alternatively contact council’s Community Development Team (Seniors) on 9976 1562 or


Community Care Northern Beaches is a not-for-profit organisation providing impartial information, advice and guidance to support people to access health and community services.

Phone: 1300 002 262

Hireup is the largest online network of support workers in Australia.

Phone: 9113 5933

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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.

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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