Rehabilitation for older people

What does it do?

Recuperative care is a 24 hour a day, seven days a week process.
On admission you will be given further detailed assessments and work with the therapist to set realistic goals from which your treatment programme is planned.
Treatment programmes typically include:

  • Washing and dressing assessments and practice
  • Hot drink, snack and meal preparation
  • Daily rehabilitation sessions to improve flexibility, mobility and range of movement
  • Cognitive and reminiscence groups
  • Community re-integration activities
  • Home visits and discharge planning with families, carers and care managers
  • Assessment and provision of equipment and minor adaptations
  • Opportunities to help develop the recuperative care service from a service user's perspective.

Who it is for?

The recuperative care treatment programme is for older people who need a period of rehabilitation within a safe and supportive environment. This might include:

  • People who have been in hospital following an accident, illness or surgery
  • People who are having difficulty coping at home
  • People whose needs may have changed since being placed in residential or nursing care.

Where it is available?

Local service (Gravesham, Maidstone, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Sevenoaks, Shepway).

How to access or apply for it:

Your case manager will indentify whether you are suitable for the programme and will send in the relevant forms. We will then make an assessment on your needs, based on information received in the referral pack. For further information contact us: 24 hour helpline: 08458 247 247 Textphone: 08458 247 905
Email: county.hall@kent.gov.uk

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Info last updated:

06/03/2012