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Reablement is an approach that helps people reach their goals and maximise their independence.

The aim of reablement is to help people adapt to a functional loss, or regain confidence and capacity to resume normal activity.

We identify reablement strategies which are usually delivered in the home, over a fixed period of time. These strategies help by:

  • training people in a new skill, or aiding them to re-learn a lost skill
  • modifying a person’s home environment
  • introducing equipment or assistive technology.

Reablement and wellness

We follow a ‘wellness’ model and incorporate the identification of reablement strategies through our active assessment methodology.

Active assessment allows us to observe our clients carrying out their daily tasks, to identify areas where support is needed.

This methodology was developed, tested, implemented and evaluated with the generous support of WA Health, leading to positive outcomes for both clients and the health system.

ACNA is proud to have been funded by the Department of Health to train and mentor several Regional Assessment Service organisations nationally as part of the Federal Government’s More Choices for a Longer Life measures to promote better ageing.

During the program service providers, senior Australians, their families and carers will be encouraged to target improve self-sufficiency and autonomy by participating in an active assessment followed by a reablement phase during which they will be assessed and coached to achieve their capability goals.

The program runs until June 2020.

Press Release 5 April 2019: Seniors Reablement Trial for Independence and Mobility

Win News 5 April 2019: Seniors Reablement Trial for Independence and Mobility

Training and support

We provide training to WA Regional Assessment Service (RAS) organisations on the active assessment methodology, which incorporates reablement strategies.   

This training is suitable for participants who are employed as either a RAS assessor or Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) member.

See Our training.

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