Rehabilitation services for older people and adult

What does it do?

Rehabilitation means assisting a person who has been unwell, or who has disabilities, to live as independently as possible, and to have confidence in their ability to carry out the normal activities of daily living.

What services can the Rapid Assessment Teams provide?
The aims of the teams are to:
  • Provide fast, intensive support and care to avoid a possible hospital admission
  • Facilitate an early discharge from hospital
  • Prevent a marked deterioration in a person's health and well-being.  This is carried out within a person's home, or local community
To do this, the teams may do some or all of the following:

  • Arrange short-term care-intensive packages, including night-sitting
  • Provide physiotherapy or occupational therapy programmes at the person's own home
  • Provide intensive nursing support within the person's own home, in addition to the existing District Nursing teams
  • Rapidly deliver specialised equipment to the patient's home

Who it is for?

Cornwall Adult Care and Support offer rehabilitation services to older people and adults with disabilities. 

Where it is available?

Local service (Kerrier, Caradon, Carrick, North Cornwall, Penwith, Restormel).

What it costs:

Normal care charges apply.

How to access or apply for it:

You can ring the Adult Care and Support team on 0300 1234 131.


Info last updated:

County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY