Reablement is designed to help you become as independent as possible.
Perhaps you need support with personal care or to prepare a meal. The reablement service will work with you to make it as easy as possible to manage these tasks on your own. In traditional home care, someone would visit and do these tasks. With reablement, the support staff will work with you so that you can learn or re-learn important tasks needed for everyday life. Many people who participate in a reablement programme find that afterwards they can cope very well on their own, without the need for ongoing social care support.
How do I access a reablement service?
Reablement can be provided in your own home from the Short Term Assessment and Reablement Team (START). START provides support, usually with personal care, for a very short time. This can be anything from a few days and up to a maximum of six weeks, in your own home.
You may already be at home, or about to return home from a specialist care centre or a hospital, are feeling run down, poorly, or have had some kind of accident or change in your life. The team will support you to, either ‘get back on your feet’, or identify how much support you may need in the future.
This service is not chargeable for up to six weeks whilst you are receiving reablement support. As soon as a full assessment of your needs is completed and it is identified that you have ongoing care needs you will be charged from that date. The outcome of the assessment can be at any point whilst you are receiving a service from us. If you need homecare support to continue, a financial assessment may be required to determine your contribution to these costs.
The START service accepts professional referrals only. If you feel you need a social care assessment please complete the social care referral form, alternatively if you already receive the START service and your circumstances have changed please request a review. How to request an assessment or review
Reablement services are also provided by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Intermediate Care Team.
Holistic Intermediate Care Team (HICT)
The Holistic Intermediate Care Team provide short term support for adults diagnosed dementia.
Where specialist dementia reablement is identified, the START service will be supported by an Admiral Nurse and where identified Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and liaison with other relevant health and social care professionals. This is a short term support service and is provided free of charge for any period up to a maximum of six weeks or eight weeks for customers with a diagnoses of dementia. During this time the customer is supported usually with personal care to help them with rehabilitation or to identify how much support they may need in future.
To access this service please request an assessment or review.How to request an assessment or review