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30 Jul 19

Unpacking reablement

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 2017-19 (1).  

Fact Sheets: 

  • 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.

 

Videos

AAG has also produced three videos featuring experts speaking about reablement.  These can be viewed here

 

2018 Workshop Report

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.

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG). Terms of Reference.  Expert Reference Group for the AAG Reablement Project 2017-19 [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2018 Aug 31]. Available from: https://www.aag.asn.au/documents/item/2208 

 

 

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