Creating evidence of Wellness and Reablement approaches
Providing “evidence of progress” towards embedding wellness and reablement is a responsibility of all service providers.
Working with and learning from other providers on how they have gone about it and their stories or evidence of change and positive client outcomes can be very beneficial.
The KeepAble team would love to be able to support you in this process by collating your stories (whether they be organisational, staff or clients) and then sharing these so that others can learn from you.
This could include:
- What you’ve introduced in your organisation to support staff to better understand wellness and reablement approaches
- How you are supporting staff to work with your clients on their goals
- What outcome measures you are using to measure progress
- Examples of positive outcomes for your clients and/or your staff
- Ways you support clients and their families to understand wellness and reablement
- How risks were considered in a positive risk taking environment
If you are interested in contributing, please register with us and we look forward to hearing more from you.
Resources for Homecare Providers
- 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.
- Preparing your annual wellness and reablement reportCompiling your annual wellness and reablement report requires preparation and ensuring you have collected the right data.
- It’s time to get serious about goal settingFor 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.
- Rethinking Group Social SupportMany 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.
- Group Social Support – It starts with a conversationInitial 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 do they envisage their social network to look in the future.
- Guide to writing support plansA support plan provides guidance to clients and support staff so they can work together to achieve the clients’ goals.
- Assistive Technology Essentials (Part one)The aim of this guide is to build awareness and knowledge amongst 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.
- Assistive Technology Essentials (Part two)Assistive Technology Essentials Part 2 is a guide for consumers, families, practitioners and the home support sector who 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.
- KeepAble resources to downloadThis 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.
- Support workers guide to equipment (Assistive Technology)Learn how low-level assistive technology can help maximise independence, especially for home care clients.
- Measuring client outcomesAt the very core of embedding a culture of wellness and reablement is a shift for organisations in how they measure success.
- Essential steps for successful coachingWe review some steps so you can provide an effective coaching session to support workers within your organisation.
- Making choices, finding solutionsThis guide has been developed so people can make informed decisions when choosing assistive technology and home modification solutions.
Articles from wellness and reablement leaders
Presentations on Wellness and Reablement
Australian Government Perspective
- Wellness and Reablement – Summary of Consultations across the Home Care Sector – Nous Group Report 2017This report summarises what the aged home care sector reported about their understanding and uptake of wellness and reablement approaches in the home care sector. It shows strong support for these approaches, and includes examples of how the sector is changing and overcoming barriers. Click here to review this document.
- Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Manual 2020-2022This manual is for service providers who work with the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP). It provides guidelines to the sector on how to deliver the CHSP program and covers service provider and departmental responsibilities. The latest version was published in January 2022.
- Living well at home: CHSP Good Practice GuideService providers are expected to adopt a wellness approach in their service delivery practices. This guide explains what good practice looks like in-home support services, and what organisations and individual workers can do to successfully adopt these approaches. Review and download the document by clicking here.