Supporting older people's recovery after illness or injury
Delaying and reducing the need for care and support with earlier diagnosis, intervention and reablement, means that older people and their carers are less dependent on intensive services. When people develop care needs, it is crucial that support is delivered in the most appropriate setting as this enables people to regain their independence.
There is strong evidence that reablement services lead to improved outcomes and value for money across the health and social care sectors. Reablement aims to maximise people's independence and ability to live at home, in order to minimise their need for ongoing support and dependence on public services. It tends to be provided to older people who have just been discharged from hospital or are entering the care system following a crisis.