Reablement is designed to help you adapt to life back at home when you leave hospital after an operation or illness. You might be referred by a Social Worker or District Nurse if you need support at home after an illness or physical injury. You can ask about using Reablement yourself by contacting Gateway to Care on 0845 11 11 103.
Reablement will help you to regain independence in your own home by supporting you to re-learn lost skills or find new ways of doing things, instead of relying on other people to do things for you.
For example, you might want to focus on improving your memory, re-learning old skills, doing your own shopping and cooking or feeling safe in your own home. If you need help with taking medication when you come out of hospital, we can offer you automatic medication reminders or dispensers which really make a difference in allowing you to stay independent.
This is just one example of a whole range of reablement equipment that can assist you in keeping your independence. We can involve your carer or family so that they can continue to help you recover after reablement has finished.
Reablement can last up to six weeks, during which time you will become more independent as the service is adjusted according to your progress. Reablement offers a flexible service each day between 7 am and 10 pm.