Reablement, Recovery & Independence
September 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$20 – $140
Older people are too often seen and known by their deficits – what they can’t do and what is physically challenging them. Often services respond through tasks which can further diminish an older persons confidence, skills or independence. This session will invite the participant to identify and explore societal stereotypes and the assumptions we make about older people, which impairs a person’s ability to recover from a set back and reach their desired level of independence.
Interactive and thought-provoking, this session is a journey to broader understanding regarding the motivations people have to build their capacity and to recover from the impacts of health setbacks and physical challenges to reach greater independence in their own lives.
Participants will engage in a range of discussions to explore the concept of independence and the skills and attributes that promote reablement.
You will also gain new insights and strategies to support older people by understanding:
- The purpose of independence as an overarching goal or outcome.
- The recovery approach, where a person is supported, connected, motivated in building their capacity to engage in their version of the “good life”.
- Reablement as enabling approach, beyond the formal service requirements.