Review of wellness and reablement in the home care sector

Page last updated: 06 March 2017

The department has engaged Nous Group to conduct a national review of wellness and reablement approaches within the aged home care sector. 

A focus on wellness and reablement approaches has been shown to improve function, independence and quality of life for older people.  This is also a key goal of the current suite of government funded home care programs which aim to support older people to maximise their independence and assist them to remain in their homes for as long as they can and wish to do so.  Embedding wellness and reablement within this sector therefore remains a key goal for both the government and the broader aged care sector.

Aim of the review

The aim of the review is to assist the department to gain a better understanding of wellness and reablement in the aged home care context, including:

  • existing programs and pathways 
  • uptake, understanding and delivery of these approaches across the different aged care programs, stakeholder groups and jurisdictions
  • enablers or barriers to implementation.

The results of the review will be used to inform the development strategies for the sector to embed wellness and reablement approaches across the service delivery platform. 

Nous Group will engage the sector via a survey and a range of workshops and focus groups from March to May 2017. 

Who will be involved?

The following groups will be involved:

  • service providers
  • assessors
  • health professionals
  • consumers
  • carers
  • advocates 
  • peak bodies

Why participate?

Your participation in this review provides an important opportunity for you to provide advice to the department on:

  • what is already working well
  • what are the key barriers you face in implementing these approaches
  • what additional assistance you need to ensure aged care services are delivered with a focus on wellness and reablement, both now and into the future.

For more information or to participate visit the Wellness and Reablement Review Website.