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About reablement

If you have had an illness, accident, just come home from hospital or are becoming frail, you might find it difficult to look after yourself.

Reablement is a short period of intensive support in your home. We will work with you to help you regain old skills, or develop new ones. In most cases, this is all you need to regain your independence and be able to carry on living in your own home.

Reablement can help if you:

  • have had a fall, illness or stay in hospital
  • are finding it difficult to manage without support
  • need help to regain your skills and confidence.

You can find more information about the services we have to offer from Tricuro Services.

Who is eligible

We offer the service to all adults in Poole and Christchurch, and adults over 65 years old in Bournemouth.

Reablement is free of charge if:

  • we think reablement can help
  • you are not already receiving care services
  • you are finding it difficult to manage your personal care or daily living needs due to frailty, following an illness or fall, or after a stay in hospital.

How reablement can help

Our staff will visit you at home to find out what you want to be able to do and agree when help is needed. We will then arrange support in your home to help you regain confidence and ability in carrying out daily living tasks, such as:

  • dressing and getting into and out of bed
  • washing and shaving
  • managing the toilet
  • eating and drinking

The amount of help needed varies with each person and their circumstances. You might need only a few visits a week or several visits a day. Over a period of up to several weeks, the amount of help you need should reduce quickly, as your confidence and ability improves.

We provide intensive support over a short period to help you regain your ability to manage your own personal care.

After reablement

At the end of a period of reablement, most people can live independently at home. However, if you're not fully independent or you need longer-term care and support, we will tell you how much more help we think you need. We will also tell you how much this might cost and whether we will pay something towards that cost.

Duty of Candour

We are have a Duty of Candour, as set out in Regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) - Regulations 2014.

For more information see the Duty of Candour section on the Care Quality Commission website.

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