Independent Living Assessment (ILA) has launched KeepAble, a new online Wellness and
Reablement knowledge hub for home care providers, people working in the
aged care sector, clients, and communities across Australia.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), KeepAble is a sector support and development initiative focused on supporting and building capacity of home support service providers to embed wellness and reablement approaches into their service delivery – supporting clients back to optimal independence.
KeepAble provides an easy access to trusted wellness and reablement resources that are based on good practice and aims to drive attitudinal change toward ageing, and practice change in how home support services are delivered nationally.
ILA’s Principal Advisor on Wellness and Reablement Hilary O’Connell said, “the new resource hub has multi-tiered benefits for home care organisations, their staff, clients, and carers. We noticed there was a lot of information about wellness and reablement in different places and formats, which became time-consuming for community aged care providers to find.”
The team at ILA describe how, “after having input from the sector through surveys and focus groups to understand there were gaps, KeepAble was developed with the aim to bring together all the information and resources to one accessible place. It also provides an opportunity for the ILA team to work with home care providers and support them to develop and embed wellness and reablement initiatives.
“The positive outcomes can extend well beyond the older person, with increased staff retention and satisfaction, as the focus of their work changes. All of these things are possible through the delivery of effective Wellness and Reablement support.”