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KeepAble has refreshed the delivery of our eLearning courses for a better user experience for you. Register today to access our new, evidence-based course on promoting reablement to your clients.
Compiled by a team of dedicated professionals, KeepAble is an online collaborative hub for practical content and free resources that supports home and community care service providers to deliver wellness and reablement approaches.
These insights and ideas aim to assist providers to work with, and empower older people to optimise their independence and live life well for longer.
Recognised as influential by gaining two ACSA nominations in their Aged Care Awards celebrating outstanding achievements and contributions made by organisations, KeepAble continues to grow and develop with the help of co-design from the sector to become the ‘go to’ resource for wellness and reablement support, information, training and advice.
Working together to bring wellness and reablement to life
KeepAble aims to do what the name suggests. We’re dedicated to finding and sharing evidence-based research, resources, and real-life stories about ageing well, so older people can live well for longer.
Here, you’ll find content that helps deliver wellness and reablement in actionable steps, coupled with Australian Government materials such as the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Manual and the Living Well At Home: CHSP Good Practice Guide.
According to research, the key to ageing well and living a good quality of life for longer is to compress functional decline by living more healthy years rather than just living longer. This can be achieved by:
- moving regularly – through everyday activities and exercise
- staying socially connected
- maintaining a balanced diet, and
- having a sense of purpose.
Count Me In
Our free-to-join ‘Count Me In’ hub is ideal for aged care sector professionals. Your registration is your access to everything Wellness and Reablement; here you’ll find the latest professional development eLearning courses, download support information for you, your organisation, and your clients, access professionally developed, evidence-based presentations, and read eBooks, all at your convenience – at home, in the office, or on the go.
You can also get in touch with our team of professionals to ask questions, and request bespoke presentations on Wellness and Reablement to suit you and your team. And this year will see the introduction of a ‘Count Me In’ members portal to capture all your training activity, and save all your documents for ease in your reporting.
Register with us here: ‘Count Me In’ form
Reablement Conversations podcast series with Hilary O’Connell
With our mission to build awareness about reablement in the aged care sector, Hilary O’Connell, our Principal Advisor of Healthy Ageing and Reablement, has been chatting with a diverse range of people working in aged care and getting their diverse views. So far we’ve talked to researchers in reablement, Home Care Managers, Regional Assessment Services, and Aged Care Practice Advisors.
Latest news in age care
It includes a discussion paper for contributions from the aged care sector.
Published articles online from KeepAble
Find out more about KeepAble by watching this video.
General FAQ for KeepAble
Service providers are required to work with older people to maximise their independence and enable them to remain living safely in their home and the community. This means that services should generally not undertake tasks that the client can do safely themselves. The longer the client avoids reliance on ongoing services, the longer they are likely to maintain their functional independence.
Research suggests that people living with dementia can maintain their functional ability for longer, improve aspects of their day-to-day lives, or reduce the rate of decline in their ability, through specific approaches that are consistent with the term ‘reablement’. A focus on improving or maintaining functional ability may also lead to other beneficial outcomes, such as improved quality of life and independence, or the ability to remain living at home for longer.