Yorkshire and the Humber

Perceptions of Reablement for Increasing Independence

Advancement in healthcare has led to people living longer. This has made older adults' care become a concern in the United Kingdom. There is added pressure on hospitals, social services and the government in the human and financial resources needed for their care. County councils are using reablement which focuses on relearning skills for independence to reduce older adults' care cost. This study focused on evaluating the reablement of older adults in a centre in the north of England for areas of improvement. The centre helps facilitate discharges from hospitals. The evaluation became necessary due to the recurrent admissions of some clients. It was also important to know the perceptions of the recipients of reablement to incorporate in improvement of the service.

The purpose of the study was to find out the perceptions of older adults 65 years and over admitted in a specialist care centre about the reablement provided to increase their independence to return home.

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