What does it do?
The service is geared towards the needs of the individual. Reablement workers encourage and support people to do as much as they can for themselves, doing tasks with them rather than for them. For some, it could be supporting them with personal care or making meals, while for others it could be helping them to get out of the house and taking part in social activities, or helping them with rehabilitation programmes (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy).
Reablement aims to:
- prevent hospital admissions
- speed up discharges from hospitals
- reduce the need for home care
- help people to be as independent as possible and regain daily living skills
- help people living in a residential or nursing home who would like to return to live in their own home.