What does it do?
Rehabilitation aims to:
- rebuild your skills and confidence in doing everyday activities
- teach you new skills to help you manage at home
- keep you out of hospital, or permanent residential care, unless this really is the right choice for you.
Rehabilitation is about encouraging and helping you to do things for yourself. Specially trained carers work with you under the guidance of an occupational therapist or a physiotherapist. They will give you advice on how to cope with your illness or disability, or provide you with aids and equipment to help you do things more easily. You will all be following a written care plan, which alters as you improve.
Each person's progress is different and it is difficult to predict how long recovery will take. Each service is for a set period, but this may be extended or another rehabilitation service offered, if that is the best thing to do.