Wellness and Reablement builds on people’s strengths and goals to promote greater independence and autonomy.

What is Wellness and Reablement?

Wellness is a philosophy which focuses on the strengths, abilities and goals of individuals to encourage actions to promote a level of independence in activities of everyday living. Wellness informs a way of working with individuals receiving support from aged and community care organisations .

Like Wellness, Reablement aims to assist people to maximise their independence and autonomy through time-limited interventions which are targeted at a person’s specific goal to adapt to a functional loss or regain confidence and capacity to resume daily activities without the need for continued support.

Are you looking for ways to explain to clients and family members why short term support through Reablement is important?

This A4 leaflet below from KeepAble on ‘What is Reablement’ may assist you with the conversation, click the leaflet image below to open the PDF.

What is reablement leaflet

What is reablement leaflet

What are good examples of Wellness and Reablement?

Research has shown that the sooner someone stops performing tasks for themselves, the faster they tend to lose their functional ability. The aim is to assist people to perform these daily activities independently for as long as possible, so they maintain the ability to maximise independence and autonomy.  Retaining physical and cognitive ability helps people to continue doing the things they enjoy for longer. 

Personal Perspectives

Read some more personal aspects of Wellness and Reablement. Click on the cards below to read more.
  • Elderly-couple-smiling-in-the-sunshine
    Personal story – Moving is good for us
    We all know moving more is good for us and the people we support. We know that we need to be more active but sometimes it can be difficult to get started. Sometimes its just about moving a bit more every day in whatever way works for each person.Take a moment to watch this great video about Sue and her determination to keep moving every day in a way that worked for her and has put her back on her feet. 
  • Support worker reviewing a clients support plan
    Small things can make a big difference
    An Aged Care Assessor went through some of the common everyday activities that Claire and her husband were managing in their home such as showering and dressing. It was during this process that Claire and her husband realised that there were some simple things they could do using small items of equipment, that would make their lives easier.
  • Elderly man out walking in the city
    Getting out and about to reconnect
    After he stopped driving, Stan decided it was time to get some help to be able to reconnect with his family and friends using a mobile app and public transport. Read about his story here
Providing support that focuses on individual client goals and recognises the importance of client participation is fundamental to the CHSP

More articles like this

If you found this article interesting, please refer to the articles below which may also be of interest.
Elderly couple smiling outdoors
Why is Wellness and Reablement Important in Aged Care?
To understand why Wellness and Reablement is important, you first need to understand the science of ageing well, the facts about Healthy Ageing and the impact of Ageism within Australian Society.
Assessor meeting client to discuss their plan
A Wellness and Reablement Approach
Having a Wellness & Reablement approach means that staff at every level within an organisation  view success through the lens of  the consumer who has been assisted to gain or regain skills and confidence to achieve their goals.
Support workers meeting
CHSP Annual Wellness and Reablement Reporting
The structure and questions of the 2020 Wellness and Reablement Report template will be the same as last year’s report. Providers can complete the 2020 Wellness and Reablement Report via the Citizen Space Portal

Most Read Articles

Here are just some of the more popular articles pages KeepAble has created.
  • Grandmother and granddaughter
    Guide to writing Support Plans
    A support/care plan provides guidance to clients and support staff on how to work together in their pursuit to achieve the client’s goals.
  • Assisted-technology helpful pouring kettle
    Support Workers guide to Assistive Technology
    Do you want to know more about assistive technology and equipment that can help maximise the independence and well being of your clients? Review this article which has some very helpful support resources to download.
  • John Quinn with wife on a beach
    A Wellness Approach
    As a person living with Alzheimer’s Disease, John is challenging the belief that a diagnosis means ‘end of life’. Here he explains how, with adaptations and timely therapy, it is possible to live life well with dementia.
  • Elderly man exercising with weights
    Implementing Reablement
    One of the core principles of reablement is the creation of a realistic support plan. An active assessment that observes the clients’ current abilities in all aspects of daily living and involves them in identifying the outcomes or goals they would like to achieve is the first time in this process.
  • Elderly aboriginal couple
    A Cultural Approach to Reablement
    In order to achieve equitable outcomes, current barriers to service access and use must be overcome.
  • Living Well with Dementia
    There are potential benefits associated with exercise, including helping people living with dementia to maintain or improve everyday function and independence.

Contact us with Questions, comments or feedback

CTA Example

Count me in. Contribute your story or register to stay informed.

Get involved with the ongoing evolution of KeepAble and contribute examples of how you have used KeepAble resources and client success stories by registering here.
Register now