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Reablement, encouraging independence

How difficult is it to return home after a period of time in hospital following an illness or injury? We don't often consider how our day to day living can be so drastically impacted upon, and even the simplest of tasks become difficult to do.

The Reablement Service offers intensive support to help people who are recovering from an illness or injury to regain their independence.

The team will include an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, and trained support workers. Working closely together, the team will develop a plan that supports an individual from as early as possible, all the way through discharge and on to home, the place they love most and want to be.

Our latest bulletin and digital story highlights Eirian and Maureen at home during their Reablement with Donna Owen, a Reablement Support Worker at Powys County Council and Keith Lewis, Lead Occupational Therapist from Powys Teaching Health Board.

They explain how working together between health and social care can make a real difference to helping people remain independent and able to support themselves in the place they would rather be, home.

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For Eirian, the team visits and adaptations made a big difference after losing her confidence:

"It did help to have the team come in. They encouraged me and gave me the confidence to try harder. Being home, with your warm surroundings you get better quicker."

Read more detail - download the story [562KB]

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