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 to the generous support of WA Health, leading to positive outcomes for both clients and the health system.
We are delighted to have been contracted by the Commonwealth Department of Health to continue to support all West Australian Regional Assessment Service (RAS) assessors to learn and embed both the active assessment model and reablement strategies into their assessment practice until 2020.
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.