Reablement involves time-limited interventions that are targeted towards a person’s specific goal or desired outcome to adapt to some functional loss, or regain confidence and capacity to resume activities. Like wellness, reablement aims to assist people to reach their goals and maximise their independence and autonomy.
A person’s needs are best met when there are strong partnerships and collaborative working relationships between the person, their carers and family, support workers, and between service providers.
This health promoting philosophy of care will require service changes, so that clients are supported to gain the greatest level of independence they can and be actively involved in making decisions about their life.
Our activity workers are trained in Easy Moves for Active Ageing (EMAA) and daily gentle exercise is part of programming.
Put simply, the theme is ‘doing with,’ not ‘doing for’ people, and encouraging older people to reach their full potential.