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What is reablement care and would it be the best option for me or my loved one?

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What is reablement care and would it be the best option for me or my loved one?

Reablement care is focused on restoring independent functioning rather than resolving health care issues. The objective is to help people relearn how to do things for themselves rather than relying on a carer or having to go into a care home. Reablement care at home is for those with disabilities, illnesses or who are becoming increasingly frail and are losing or have lost the ability to do common actions around the home. The aim is to help people regain the ability to perform their usual activities, like cooking meals, washing and getting about, so they can do things for themselves again, stay independent and live in their own home. Reablement puts significant focus on maintaining and improving independent-living skills rather than specifically treating the medical condition.

Staying at home and within your community for as long as possible is the aim of having home care. Reablement care at home is perfect for you or your loved one if relearning and having some assistance with simple tasks such as cooking meals and organising laundry means staying in your beloved home. Reablement care at home also takes the pressure off your loved ones who, while they will want to help in any way they can, might not have the time or skills to dedicate to your care.

Reablement care is a unique care service and differs from other temporary part time care such as respite care. Respite care is for when you already have a carer in place and need temporary cover while they take a break. A respite carer will step in and take over the care requirements and schedule that you have already set in place with someone that is on a permanent basis - this could be full time, part time, live in or live out. Whereas reablement care is a temporary service, normally up to 6 weeks where your carer will come, asses your care needs and works with you to build up your skills and help reduce your care needs.

Our reablement carers are the very best at what they do. They are friendly, enthusiastic and highly trained to help our clients continue to live independently in the comfort and security of their own home. Dealing with an illness or change in lifestyle can be very challenging, and we truly believe there's no place like home when recovering or going through changes life throws at us.

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