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Focus on wellness and reablement in at home support and residential aged care

Research priority: Optimising health and wellbeing
Researchers: Kath Paine, Janeen Cato, Claudia Meyer, Xanthe Golenko, Judy Lowthian
Study population: At home support, retirement living, residential aged care, Bolton Clarke employees

A wellness and reablement approach to care is now mandated by the Federal Government for all home-based and residential aged care services. In line with this reform, services and the workforce need to re-focus the way they work with older people.

We are trialling implementation of a wellness and reablement approach, spanning our at home support and residential aged care services. We are conducting formal evaluation of the feasibility and acceptability of this approach through a questionnaire and face-to-face interviews.