Please find answers below to some of the most asked questions from Homecare Providers around wellness and reablement. If you have other questions you wish answered, or have any further feedback, please use our ‘Contact us’ form below.

FAQ from Homecare Providers

  • Goal setting and support planning is the first step in maximizing the potential of reablement.  
    Read our information on Goal Setting and Support Plans using the link below.

    Support planning resource
  • Our article Aligning business and care models to succeed highlights the elements for consideration in both business and care models when implementing wellness and reablement within an organisation.  

    Our board presentation has been developed to provide a brief overview of the Wellness and Reablement approach.  You can download the PowerPoint presentation below.

    Presentation to Board
  • The reablement approach can support people to regain or maintain their mobility.  Structured exercise may be overwhelming for some clients. Discussing the benefits of ‘incidental exercise’ using our resources can help clients lead a more active lifestyle.

    Incidental activity
  • Prompt provision of aids and equipment will enable your clients to become familiar with its use during the reablement period. Low risk assistive technology can often be found in local pharmacies, supermarkets, and hardware shops. See our guide ‘Making Choices, Finding Solutions’.

    Find out more about At and use our Support Worker Tip Sheets to familiarize yourself with low-level AT and learn how to support your clients using it.  

    Assistive Technology guides
  • Our article Group social support – it starts with a conversation, encourages conversations with your clients to gain insight into past social connections and interests that can influence the content of an activity program. Link to the article below.

    Group Social Support

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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.
  • Group discussing Wellness and reablement implementation
    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.
  • Assistive technology clothing assistance
    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.
  • CHSP at clients home working through the support plan
    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.