Mrs B required support to undertake daily living tasks whilst her fracture healed. She had limited movement in her arm and had difficulty dressing and preparing meals. There was no requirement for physiotherapy support but an Occupational Therapist identified a need to assist with dressing, washing, meal preparation and undressing. The occupational Therapist assessed Mrs B as requiring home care support and appropriate equipment.
Falls are the most common call received by the Scottish Ambulance Service in Aberdeen, with a mid-morning peak. The purpose of this project was to maximise the number of Older People who can be supported to remain at home, following a fall. This is intended to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary hospital admissions for older people.
This project ensures the continued provision of the Reablement pilot (phase 1) and strengthening of the integrated Community Equipment Service to ensure responsive and integrated delivery of timely interventions whilst developing phase 2 of Reablement in partnership with Care at Home Services in the Western Isles.
It seeks to maximise existing resources, reducing unnecessary dependency, giving practical support to people to live safely, confidently and independently with some short term, intensive, practical support from a dedicated, well trained team.
Reablement is services for people with poor physical or mental health to help them accommodate their illness by learning or re-learning the skills necessary for daily living.
Reablement seeks to support people, maximise independence and reduce the whole life cost of care
Timely provision of equipment to support to reduce the risk of falls, enhance independence and support reablement programmes.