KeepAble has developed a new e-Learning module focused on helping you to understand the differences between ‘traditional’ home care and Wellness and Reablement approaches.
Changes across both in-home and residential aged care services are underway to benefit how care is delivered. Stay up to date with news and developments of the changes due in 2024.
These are essential helpful resources for all CHSP providers. Open part 1 here and then go to Part 2
In this step-by-step tool, check your progress in implementing wellness and reablement strategies and learn how to achieve better results.
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 2021 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’ resources for wellness and reablement advice and support.
Find out more about KeepAble by watching this video.
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.
Let us know how you’re using the resources on KeepAble and whether there is anything else you would like to see or require, so we can make sure KeepAble works for you.
Also, we hope you will become part of the voice of KeepAble by registering with us on the ‘Count Me In’ form to stay in the loop with the latest information and updates in the aged care sector, help review the latest resources from KeepAble before general release, and join our community of industry professional contributors.
Latest news in age care
- Support at home program overviewThis paper provides an overview of the proposed design of the new Support at Home Program with the delivery of a reformed and improved in-home aged care program scheduled by 1 July 2024.
- A new program for In-Home Aged Care – SummaryReview a summary of the new program for in-home aged care from the department of health here.
There is also a discussion paper for contributions from the aged care sector to get involved.
- Ageing is not the problem. How we deal with it isPru Goward is a former sex discrimination commissioner and NSW Liberal Minister. She is a professor at Western Sydney University and a director with Taylor Fry, Data Analysts and Actuaries. In September 2020, she wrote this opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Resources for Home Care Providers
- Making choices, finding solutionsThis guide has been developed so people can make informed decisions when choosing assistive technology and home modification solutions. Review the eBook online.
- 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.
- 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.
- Guide to writing support plansA support plan provides guidance to clients and support staff so they can work together to achieve the client’s goals.
- Preparing your annual Wellness and Reablement reportCompiling your annual Wellness and Reablement report requires preparation and ensuring you have collected the right data.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 they envisage their social network to look in the future.
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.