The reablement approach supports people to do things for themselves. Reablement services help our Service Users to retain or regain their skills and confidence so they can learn to manage again after a period of illness.
YB4MC will conduct a pre-assessment and put in place a detailed care plan to ensure the safety of the cared for person while being support to re-learn to do things again. This care offered includes personal care and domestic duties, or it can sometimes just be about providing some company at an unsettling time. We can also provide reablement services to individuals, which is all about helping people do things for themselves so they increase their independence or regain skills following a period of ill health. After 6 weeks, the reablement care many be extended as a continuing care until the person is fully recovered.
We work in partnership with NHS CCG and hospital social workers such as
- Occupational therapists
- Registered nurses
Key Features we focus on are:
- Focuses on a person’s strengths to promote and maximise independence and wellbeing.
- Rebuilds confidence after a spell of illness, deterioration in health, an injury, a hospital admission or an acquired disability.
- Different to traditional home care as it involves care providers standing back and encouraging the promotion of self-care skills that may have been lost.
- Supports people to regain or retain skills to enable them to manage with minimal or no support.
- Short-term and intensive; typically provided for up to six weeks.
- Not means-tested – the service is free to people who meet the locally defined eligibility criteria.
- A focus on restoring independent functioning, rather than resolving healthcare issues.
- Aims to prevent re-admission to hospital or premature move to a care home.
- Usually provided in a person’s own home, but may be provided in an intermediate care facility.
- About setting and working toward meaningful goals.
- Aims to reconnect people with their communities to reduce social isolation.
- Can help to reduce the amount of care the person needs from carers and family.