News & Publications
AAG is playing a lead role in unpacking the different research and policy perspectives, through working towards a consistent and coherent framework for wellness and reablement. AAG has launched a range of six fact sheets and videos regarding terminology, current practices and case studies, international guidance documents and supporting evidence, all guided by a broad-based expert reference group. This program was funded by the Australian Government through the Dementia and Aged Care Services fund..
AAG has developed six fact sheets with the support of the Expert Reference Group for the AAG Reablement Project 2017-20. See below for more information on the Expert Reference Group.
AAG Fact Sheet 1: Definitions of key aged care terms and acronyms used by the Australian Government
AAG Fact Sheet 2: Australian approaches to reablement in the Home Support and Care Program
AAG Fact Sheet 3: Australian approaches to reablement in residential aged care in Australia
AAG Fact Sheet 4: List of published evidence on reablement approaches
AAG Fact Sheet 5: Case studies exploring reablement approaches
AAG Fact Sheet 6: International guidance documents on reablement approaches.
The Loddon Mallee Sector Development Team, Loddon Mallee & Hume Aboriginal Regional Network, VCAACD & Bendigo and District Aboriginal Cooperative have developed a video resource and supporting document to facilitate professional development/team discussions on wellness and reablement approaches in aged care. This Video Guide includes the link to the video resource and describes how it can be used to facilitate learning.
2018 AAG pre-conference workshop- Working towards evidenced-based reablement approaches across Aged Care services
AAG held a workshop on the topic of reablement in November 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The aim was to stimulate thinking about what reablement and wellness mean in aged care, and whether there are different training and resourcing requirements for short and longer-term reablement goals. The workshop showed that there is a lack of consistency and consensus about what reablement and wellness mean in the Australian aged care context, as well as a lack of consensus about how reablement approaches are delivered in practice. The report of the workshop is available here.
2017 AAG pre-conference CRC workshop on reablement
The first AAG activity exploring reablement was the 2017 AAG Collaborating Research Centres' (CRC) pre-conference workshop "Connecting research, policy and practice when adopting a reablement approach" held on 7 November at Crown Convention Centre Perth.
Expert Reference Group
AAG is currently conducting a series of activities exploring the reablement, how it is currently being applied in aged care in Australia and how it can better be applied in the future. The Terms of Reference for the Expert Reference Group supporting this project can be found here.
If you would like to be involved, please contact Sandra South (Senior Policy and Research Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org