Please find answers below to some of the most asked questions about KeepAble from clients and community. If you have other questions you wish answered, or have any further feedback, please use our contact us form.

FAQ from Clients and Community

  • Reablement is an approach that aims to assist people to continue living as they wish. Family members can be reluctant to accept a wellness and reablement approach for several reasons. By explaining what reablement is and that it can help you stay at home for longer may help them understand your decision.  
    Our factsheet will help you discuss reablement with your family. Click the link below to read more.

    Read our Factsheet
  • Assistive technology is the term used for any item or device which helps a person carry out an activity. See our guide ‘Making Choices, Finding Solutions’ for basic assistive technologies that can be easily found in the community. 

    Or take a look at our sister website ‘LiveUp‘ to find out more about healthy ageing.

    Go to the LiveUp website
  • Rehabilitation and Reablement both focus on helping people identify and achieve goals. Rehabilitation has been historically known as a high-intensity intervention in hospitals and out-patient settings with formal assessments of function. 

    Rehabilitation often involves a multi-disciplinary team 

    Reablement focuses on supporting and restoring functional ability for individuals at home and is an active process of regaining skills and confidence. It is mostly prompted by a decline in health or function rather than a specific event or illness.

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  • Ageing does not mean declining. Take a look at our Independence ‘check up’ to find out where you are on your journey and when to get help.

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Resources for Homecare Providers

Here are some useful resources to help your organisation deliver Wellness and Reablement.
  • Planning for the delivery of Wellness and reablement within an organisation
    Where are you on Wellness and Reablement delivery?
    The maturity of Wellness and Reablement approaches varies between providers. Consumers, assessors, and providers are all at different stages of their journey. See what our guide says about the actions at each level.
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    Preparing your annual wellness and reablement report
    Compiling your annual wellness and reablement report requires preparation and ensuring you have collected the right data.
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    It’s time to get serious about goal setting
    For those accessing aged care supports, setting goals and planning towards achieving them provides the person a voice, making them and what they wish to achieve the focal point of the support being provided.
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    Rethinking Group Social Support
    Many of the individuals who join group social activities within CHSP social centres have previously created and belonged to a ‘social life‘ of their choice which may have been comprised of a social network of one other person or have been a network of many.
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    Group Social Support – It starts with a conversation
    Initial conversations undertaken with clients need to explore how they previously socialised, what prevents them from returning to previous activities, how long has it been, and how they envisage their social network to look in the future.
  • Guide to writing support plans
    A support plan provides guidance to clients and support staff so they can work together to achieve the clients’ goals.
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    Assistive Technology Essentials (Part one)
    The aim of this guide is to build awareness and knowledge among Commonwealth Home Support Programme
    (CHSP) service providers and the broader aged care sector of the benefits of Assistive Technology (AT) and the role it plays as part of a wellness and reablement service delivery approach with improved outcomes for older people.
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    Assistive Technology Essentials (Part two)
    Assistive Technology Essentials Part 2 is a guide for consumers, families, practitioners, and the home support sector that support them. Based on the best available evidence and extensive practice knowledge, this resource is a valuable knowledge translation tool in the rapidly evolving landscape of assistive technology.
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    KeepAble resources to download
    This page provides links to all our resources for download on one page. We do suggest reading the supporting articles however to gain a true understanding of the accompanying resource.
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    Support workers guide to equipment (Assistive Technology)
    Learn how low-level assistive technology can help maximise independence, especially for home care clients.
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    Measuring client outcomes
    At the very core of embedding a culture of wellness and reablement is a shift for organisations in how they measure success. 
  • Assessment meeting for a client
    Essential steps for successful coaching
    We review some steps so you can provide an effective coaching session to support workers within your organisation.
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    Making choices, finding solutions
    This guide has been developed so people can make informed decisions when choosing assistive technology and home modification solutions.