Getting Back Your Independence - Reablement
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Reablement means working with people to maintain their independence and to encourage lifetime well-being at home by learning the skills needed in their day to day lives.
The Haringey Joint Community Reablement Service can support you getting back on your feet after a spell in hospital, or prevent you going into hospital in the first place.
We now have our own Reablement team. This is a team of carers who help build your confidence and skills after illness or a fall, and help you to maximise your independence and regain your skills such as getting washed and dressed, making a drink etc after a hospital stay, or where you may need a bit more intensive support to help you stay out of hospital.
This service offers intensive support and its focus is working with, not doing to you, to help you to re-build your strength and confidence with the sole aim of putting you in control and improving your quality of life. It is a free service, usually for four to six weeks. Should you need ongoing care after this, care support will be arranged to meet your needs.
The programme will be designed around your individual needs. This means we can be flexible around your getting up times, meal times and rehabilitation activities.
Over the period, we’ll work with you and your family and agree how to gradually reduce the support given as your confidence and independence grows.
Ideally at the end of the programme you will not need any, or only a limited amount of, care. If you do need support after the programme ends we’ll refer you to partners who can help - you may need to contribute to the cost.
In order to start the programme, NHS staff, usually hospital staff, need to refer you to the First Response Team at the council - see the how to contact Adult Social Care page for the details.
The First Response Team will give you an initial assessment to work out if this is an appropriate programme for you.
If the programme looks suitable for you, they will refer you to the Joint Reablement Assessment Team, who will give you a full assessment, with an Occupational Therapist, and write a Reablement Plan around your particular needs.
The programme is free. If you need support after it finishes, you may need to contribute to the cost. However, the cost should be lower because you’ll need less help after your successful programme of rehabilitation.
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