Reablement, Rehabilitation, Recovery: Everyone’s Business

Reablement, Rehabilitation, Recovery Everyone’s Business cover

This report by the British Geriatrics Society focuses on reablement and rehabilitation for older people and highlights the variation in provision across the UK despite evidence of significant benefits.  

It argues that rehabilitation should be a component of virtually all care for older people, across all care settings, and that there is no such thing as ‘no rehabilitation’ potential.

For example, it refers to a selection of urgent community response services that may provide both intensive short-term hospital-level care at home through virtual wards and Hospital at Home to goal-oriented home-based and bed-based reablement and intermediate care services that optimise recovery through rehabilitation.