Browse resources created and collated by ARIIA as a trusted, evidence-based guide to supporting innovation across the aged care sector.
Themed ITP Round: Reablement
Find out how ARIIA's Innovator Training Program (ITP) themed sessions focussing on reablement have empowered health care professionals to develop evidence-based solutions to issues identified within their organisation. Dr Stephanie Champion explains how, with expert guidance and accessible resources, ARIIA’s Innovators are reshaping care through co-designing projects with consumers and local staff to support older people to live well for as long as possible.
Building reablement capabilities in the aged care workforce
This blog by Dr Claire Gough discusses the importance of reablement approaches in the delivery of person-centred aged care. The ARIIA Knowledge and Implementation Hub (KIH) will support the themed ARIIA Innovator training program (ITP) in August of 2023, focusing on ways to integrate reablement into aged care services.
Defeating frailty: The power of a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) program
For older people, functional and emotional frailty (and pre-frailty) are associated with higher mortality and morbidity. This self-management hospital-to-home program - INDividualized therapy for Elderly Patients using Exercise and Nutrition to reduce depenDENCE post discharge (INDEPENDENCE) - is showing promising results on its preliminary effectiveness and acceptability among participants.
The Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP)
The Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP) provides aids, equipment and modifications to help eligible veterans, war widowed partners and dependants to live safely and independently. The RAP webpage links to other resources such as guidelines, forms, schedules, and more, to assists clients in accessing the program.
Wellness & reablement in practice: A training and learning guide
This interactive training resource was developed by Southern Services Reform Group to support staff delivering Commonwealth Home Support Programme services. The guide uses embedded videos to show common scenarios involving older people and service providers. It also gives staff opportunities to generate discussions and unpack best practice models to the situations portrayed.
Working with clients and low risk assistive technology
A KeepAble 'bite-sized' professional development module on assistance technology (AT), the role of care staff in supporting clients to use low-risk AT, and how this technology combined with a wellness and reablement approach provides greater opportunities for older people to remain living independently at home.
Support planning and delivering reablement: Part 2
Part 2 of a KeepAble 'bite-sized' professional development module on support planning and delivering reablement in home care. Includes a PowerPoint presentation, facilitator’s guide, assessment summary sheets, and a printable support plan template.
Support planning and delivering reablement: Part 1
A KeepAble 'bite-sized' professional development module on the importance of good reablement practice support planning while working with clients to achieve their goals. It links to a facilitator's guide and activity sheets to assist in delivering and understanding the course.
The language of reablement
A KeepAble 'bite-sized' set of professional development resources aimed at raising home care staff awareness of the impact reablement language can have when working with clients to maintain or regain abilities. It links to a facilitator's guide and activity sheets to assist in delivering and understanding the course.