Skillcare operates the Reablement programmes throughout North and North West London hospital. If you would benefit from additional care once being discharged from hospital, then we would be assigned to provide it.
Reablement care is designed to help you relearn how to do things for yourself. We will work with you to improve your level of independence to ultimately keep you in your own home for as long as possible.
Our service is intended to help you regain the capacity to do things like the washing up, cooking meals, or getting around your house again, and it will include practical ways to help you restore mobility, confidence and life skills.
Our primary focus will always be how much can you do for yourself and how much extra help do you require. This will be unique to you. Our staff will implement strategies discussed within the team to help you achieve this. On each visit, the carers will choose which battles to fight to maximise the benefit to your independence, while being equally aware not to push too hard. Our carers will take a holistic view of how to help the whole family. Sometimes the most significant pressure is felt by your primary family carer. The carer’s role can often be to help your family and friends to get themselves back fully functioning.
Reablement care is designed to last for up to six weeks at which point it is expected that we will have a good idea of what your long-term care needs are likely to be.