Reablement resource hub launched for community care sector

Independent Living Assessment has launched a new online resource and information hub to support home care providers and the CHSP sector.

Assessment has launched a new online resource and information hub to help home care providers and the CHSP sector embed wellness and reablement in their services.

Independent Living Assessment has launched a new online resource and information hub to help home care providers and the CHSP sector embed wellness and reablement in their services and meet reporting requirements.

Hilary O’Connell

It comes after the publication last year of a position paper by the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) which provided the first Australian definitions of wellness and reablement, including core principles for the delivery of reablement in aged care.

The KeepAble hub allows providers to participate in surveys, give feedback and engage with other providers.

The hub also contains guidance on preparing annual reablement reports, writing support plans, using assistive technology and measuring client outcomes.

ILA principal wellness and reablement advisor Hilary O’Connell says the hub brings a wealth of practical information together in one place.

“We noticed there was a lot of information about wellness and reablement in different places and formats, which became time-consuming for community aged care providers to find,” she said.

“After having input from the sector through surveys and focus groups to understand there were gaps, KeepAble was developed with the aim to bring together all the information and resources to one accessible place.

“It also provides an opportunity for the ILA team to work with home care providers and support them to develop and embed wellness and reablement initiatives.”

Ms O’Connell said delivering effective wellness and reablement support can shift the focus for care workers and lead to more staff job satisfaction and increased retention rates.

The KeepAble hub is funded by the federal government and designed by consumers and industry experts.

ILA was established last January by Indigo Australia, formerly Independent Living Centre WA, to support people through assessment, navigation and sector capacity building initiatives.

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