At KeepAble we understand the importance of being able to access contemporary and tailored professional development for those working within the aged care sector. In collaboration with service providers, we have created a range of bespoke professional development resources to enhance the knowledge and skills of assessors, coordination, and support staff when working with clients to help regain and maintain independence and autonomy for as long as possible.

e-Learning module training

Intro to e-Learning and why we are doing this for CHSP The iLA KeepAble team is developing engaging and informative e-Learning modules that enhance the knowledge and skills of those working in the aged care sector. The short, interactive modules provide tips and learnings based on authentic experiences, which can be applied by learners to empower those they support to live independently for as long as possible.

Completing the e-Learning

Bitesize professional development

The iLA KeepAble team has worked with service providers and Regional Assessment Services to develop bitesize learning modules and supporting materials that will assist staff to understand the importance of adopting this way of working, and the pivotal part it plays in enabling older people to stay at home for longer.

Review the different modules and access the free downloadable materials.

Service providers undertaking professional development
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See and hear support videos

We have created a series of short videos on what an assessor might see and hear during a home assessment that indicates a client requires a referral to Allied Health, and how to translate what is seen and heard throughout an assessment into the support plan. Watch the videos, download support material, and take the quiz.

Latest News

The aged care industry is currently undergoing major reform. Consequently, aged care is a hot topic in the media. Here we’ve rounded up some of the most recent industry news.
  • Writing a support plan with a client
    New code of conduct
    The new Code of Conduct for Aged Care began on 1 December 2022. It’s designed to help build confidence in the safety and quality of care for older Australians. Click here to read more.
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    Funding extension for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme
    The funding for existing Commonwealth Home Support Programme service providers from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024 will be extended. This will help organisations plan for their future resource, service delivery, and staffing needs. Find out what you need to do, who is eligible, and how to keep you informed.
  • Support worker group meeting to discuss Wellness and reablement implementation
    Improve workforce planning
    Residential aged care and home care service providers can apply for free, independent and confidential advice to improve workforce planning. See how here.
  • Eldery people exercising
    Muscle loss can cause a range of health problems as we age – but it can be prevented
    Here’s a sobering fact: you can lose up to 40% of your muscle mass between your 20s and your 80s. The on line news forum Conversation UK explore how to prevent muscle mass loss as we age. Click here to keep reading.
  • Senior woman sitting in a bedroom looking out of her window
    Ageing at home: Too little choice for older Australians
    A discussion paper by the National Ageing Research Institute said the aged care industry assumed older Australians either had secure and appropriate housing or lived in residential aged care. Click here to read more.

Australian Government, Department of Health – wellness and reablement resources

We’ve rounded up the latest DOH resources and sites developed by the Australian Government to support wellness and reablement. Click on the images below to find out more.
More Good Days website
CHSP Reablement Community of Practice forum
Make sure you sign up to the Australian Government Department of Health More Good Days Community of Practice, an online forum to enable CHSP service providers to engage with other CHSP service providers.
Reablement-Power point presentation
Wellness and reablement resources
A collection of practical guides and tools produced by the Australian Government Department of Health to help CHSP providers embed wellness and reablement approaches. See more on their website.
Older man sat in armchair at home
Australian Government – 11 podcasts on Wellness and Reablement
This is a series of podcasts around the subject of Wellness and Reablement entitled – ‘Joining the dots’.

Popular news articles

Here are some must-read news articles relevant to the aged care sector.
Marcus Riley
Wellness must be at the core of our future aged care system
Marcus Riley discusses the case for a genuine commitment to embedding wellness into the aged care industry. Read his article here.
Elderly lady in garden picking tomatoes
Purpose is the difference between existing and living
A wellness and reablement approach to ageing sees older adults setting purposeful goals for how they wish to live, to help regain and maintain independence and autonomy, for as long as possible. Click here to read more.
Elderly lady wearing mask talking to support worker
Protecting older Australians during COVID-19 update
The Australian Government accepted and has acted on all six recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety on COVID-19 as previously announced in October 2020.
Older man looking over a lake
Purpose is the difference between existing and living.

Contact us with questions, comments or feedback

We all know moving more is good for us and the people we support. We know that we need to be more active to help with ageing well, but sometimes it can be difficult to get started.

Sometimes it’s 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. Understanding what movement will work best for you is a personal choice and is dependent on your abilities and many other factors such as, has exercise played a part in your life in the past?

There may come a time when guidance from a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist could assist you to get the most out of any exercise or movement you wish to undertake. As in Sue’s story, she found this through an exercise group but there are many ways to get the exercise we need so we can keep our bodies moving and continue to do the activities we wish to do. This can be achieved through the incidental activities in our daily tasks such as domestic chores, gardening, or walking to the shops instead of driving or maybe a more formalised format such as attending a walking or swimming group, dance classes, Tai Chi, yoga, gym or exercise class.

Whatever choice you make, it is important to enjoy the experience and know that it is assisting you to enjoy the life you choose for longer.

Download our A4 handout on ‘Sit less, move more’ by clicking the graphic below.


Download our poster on sitting less, moving more by clicking the graphic below.

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More articles like this

Here are more articles that you might find interesting.
Older couple in hats smiling outside
Reablement for people with dementia
“Even though there is no way to change what’s happening in your brain, you can definitely change how well you use the parts that are still working. Reablement showed me that while the disease was affecting my brain, there was still plenty of unaffected brain tissue that I could use”
Elderly man out walking in the city
Personal Perspective – 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.
Elderly man being helped to stretch
Personal Perspective – Getting back to before
Phil says that “sometimes it’s just a matter of having some help to get back to where you were”
Taking Care of Cultural and Spiritual Wellness
Paul Chapman’s story highlights the importance of providing services in a culturally appropriate way. Read his challenges and listen to his story here.
John Quinn and his story with wellness and reablement
John Quinn’s story
Dementia advocate John Quinn talks about the acronym he made up to remind him of the things he can do well and how he has chosen to live well with dementia.

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