What is Reablement Care at Home? | The Good Care Group

What is reablement care?

There is no place like home to receive the care you need to get back on your feet after a hospital stay, fall or injury.

Reablement care is short-term care provided at home that helps people recover after a period of illness or injury. It is often a preferable alternative to recovering in hospital as people feel more independent and confident in familiar surroundings.

Learn more about how our high-quality reablement care can help you rebuild life skills, confidence and independence during your recovery so that you can get back to doing what you love.


What is reablement?

Reablement care, also known as intermediate care or aftercare, is a form of care designed to help people recover from a hospital stay, illness or injury and help them get back to better health. This care is offered on a short-term basis in the individual’s own home as opposed to a hospital or care home setting.

Reablement focuses on retaining or re-learning independent living skills rather than providing treatment. Typically a carer will move in with their client or visit them throughout the day to provide support with a number of day-to-day tasks, including:

  • Discreet and sensitive personal care
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Light household chores
  • Mobility support
  • Managing and administering medication
  • Facilitating social arrangements and trips into your local community
  • Looking after pets
  • Companionship and emotional support

Your reablement care team may consist of a variety of healthcare and social services professionals such as:

  • Doctors and nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Carers
What is live-in care

Who is reablement care for?

Reablement care is for anyone who has been in hospital or had an illness or injury and needs temporary care to help them get back to normal and stay independent.

Reablement care is offered for free by local authorities for up to six weeks, although the average length of care is two weeks. While reablement is offered for free in most areas of England, some local councils charge for this service.

Hospital staff can often arrange for reablement care before you are discharged from the hospital. If you have been discharged and care hasn’t been arranged, contact your local social services

What are the benefits of reablement care at home?

If you’ve been in the hospital, taken ill or suffered a fall or injury, reablement care can help you recover in the comfort of your own home whilst regaining your independence.

You and your dedicated reablement carer will work together to set positive and clear goals giving you something to aim for as you recover. As you start to see the tangible results of your recovery you will be motivated to try new things and regain your previous lifestyle, or as close to it as possible.

At The Good Care Group, our dedicated carers will encourage you to complete any tasks you are happy and willing to do for yourself. All our carers are highly trained to provide the best possible support without limiting your independence or ‘taking over’.

For families, having a dedicated reablement carer means they can spend meaningful time with you nurturing your relationship, rather than worrying about practical care needs.

Reablement care at home

If you have experienced an episode of illness or injury, you do not need to recover alone. We offer highly-personalised reablement services that are completely tailored to your unique needs, wishes and preferences.

The Good Care Group has been providing award-winning live-in care to families across England and Scotland for over 10 years. All of our care is delivered by highly trained and professional carers dedicated to helping you recuperate quickly from your illness or hospital stay and regain your independence.

We have a dedicated Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper, on our team who provides expert advice and guidance to those who wish to recover at home. Jackie will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your mobility needs and will provide all the equipment for you to recover safely and independently in the comfort of your own home.

We offer highly-personalised live-in care, visiting care and overnight care services so that you can find a tailored solution that matches your recovery goals.

Contact our friendly team to discuss how reablement care can make a positive difference in your life.

Talk to us about your care needs

To talk about your care needs, contact one of our friendly advisors. Calls from landlines are free.

0203 728 7577

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