Arranging the Reablement Service

Using the information in the Reablement Plan (and with regard for the views of the person, any carer and Wellbeing) you must decide:

  1. Which reablement worker/s are the most appropriate to work with the person;
  2. The frequency of reablement visits required at the start of the plan;
  3. The duration of reablement visits at the start of the plan;
  4. The timings of the reablement visits at the start of the plan;
  5. Whether any additional information is required prior to starting reablement (for example information about risk to the worker);
  6. Whether any requests to work jointly have been made in a timely way;
  7. When the reablement service is likely to begin.

If you require any additional information before proceeding to arrange the reablement service you should gather it, seeking the consent of the person where required to do so.

When the reablement service is finalised you must contact the person (or their representative if they lack capacity) to confirm:

  1. The frequency, duration and timing of initial visits;
  2. That the frequency, duration and timing of initial visits are subject to change as reablement progresses;
  3. The names of any reablement workers who are likely to be involved in providing the reablement service;
  4. When the reablement service is going to begin; and
  5. Answer any questions they have about the service, or provide any further information or advice that you feel may be beneficial.

You should also take the opportunity to reiterate that reablement is a time limited service and is regularly monitored and reviewed.

If the person advises that the proposed start date for reablement is not convenient for them (for example if they have a medical appointment or family matter) you should discuss and agree a revised date.

You should provide a record of what has been agree in writing. This can be posted to the person or hand delivered if reablement is scheduled to start imminently.

The reablement service should be arranged in line with local processes and requirements.

Last Updated: April 6, 2022

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