Reablement at home

Reablement at Home is a short-term care package delivered to adults living in Essex who are in need of extra support following a period of ill health. The service aims to restore confidence and re-establish independence within the home.

We can support you with a wide range of tasks

  • Personal care
  • Using assistive technology and equipment
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication management

There are two different services within Reablement at Home

Our ‘Light Touch’ service

This is a Reablement at Home care package that lasts up to six days. The service focuses on building confidence and supporting recovery at home to prevent the need for a higher level of care.

Our ‘Core’ service

This is a Reablement at Home care package that lasts up to six weeks. Within this service there are three types of rehabilitation needs:

  • Recovery: from a serious episode of ill health
  • Restoration: following recent dibilitation
  • Optimising: if you have become increasingly frail or have a long term health condition

Our qualified Reablement at Home team will work with you to rebuild confidence, relearn skills for independent living, introduce equipment and assistive technology to improve mobility, and to ultimately improve and restore your independence.

Priority Response

A crisis intervention is available to community referrers and emergency care practitioners. Priority Response is for individuals who would otherwise be unnecessarily admitted to hospital or residential care. Referrals are prioritised, with services commencing within two hours.

Who can make referrals?

Referrals are made by any health or social care professional in hospitals or the community. In the community this may include social workers, assistant social workers, Occupational Therapists and Social Care Direct teams, district nurses, matrons, GPs; in hospitals this may include hospital wards and assessments teams; also by A&E for hospital admission avoidance.

Would you like to find out more?

Call us on 03330 135 438 or email ECL.contactcentre@essexcares.org