Meet your local Home Care Advisor

Sarah is a professional who wears many hats, having operated her own successful hairdressing business for the past 16 years specialising in providing services to the disabled and elderly, either in their own home or one of the many local aged care facilities.

Sarah loves helping people and providing the best customer service/care, which has led her to Local Guardians and her work as a Local Home Care Advisor in the Yeppoon area. She looks forward to working with home care package clients to ensure they are able to get the most from their funding and to ensure they remain living in their own home for as long as possible.

Home Care in the Yeppoon Region

Yeppoon, a seaside town in Queensland, is located on the Capricorn Coast. It is popular for its beaches, tropical climate, and the islands out on the bay. Yeppoon has a fast-growing population of about 28,000 people. Rockhampton, the nearby city has a population of over 83,000 people and is a short distance of thirty-five kilometres from Yeppoon.

Sarah works with clients in all areas along the Capricorn Coast including: Yeppoon, Zilzie, Emu Park, Adelaide Park, Taranganba, Bangalee, Barlows Hill, Bondoola, Causeway Lake, Cooee Bay, Hidden Valley, Kemp Beach, Kinka Beach, Lammermoor, Meikleville Hill, Mulambin, Pacific Heights, Rosslyn, Statue Bay, and Taroomball.

Aged Care Assessment – Yeppoon Region

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


Community Health for ACAT
82-86 Bolsover Street, Rockhampton Qld 4703
Phone: (07) 4920 6900
Open: Mon to Fri 8.00 am to 4.30 pm

Aged Care Assessment Team website

Local Information & Initiatives for Seniors

Livingstone Shire Council offers several programs and initiatives for seniors including:

  • Seniors Festival
  • Men’s Shed
  • Social Support & Carer’s Support
  • Home maintenance and safety
  • Community Transport
  • Regular events for older people

Visit council’s website for more information.

You’ll also find a list of local businesses and organisations in Livingstone Shire Council’s My Community Directory

Other services and contacts that may be helpful:

  • Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia) is an independent service offering free, confidential and client-focused services including advocacy support for aged care and community care issues, Guardianship matters, and provision of education and information, throughout Queensland.
  • The Aged Care Complaints Investigation Scheme, formerly the Aged Care Complaints Resolution Scheme, is a free and independent service run by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
  • Aged Care Relocations help make your move from your own home into an aged care facility the best that it can be. They assist you through every step of the relocation process.

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