Independent Living Assessment (ILA) announces the launch of KeepAble, a new online Wellness and Reablement knowledge hub at www.keepable.com.au for home care providers, people working in the aged care sector, clients, and communities across Australia.
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) through Indigo Australasia Incorporated, ILA developed KeepAble as a sector support and development initiative.
KeepAble focuses on supporting and building capacity of home support service providers to embed wellness and reablement approaches into their service delivery and thus supporting clients back to optimal independence.
Although funding for KeepAble has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained therein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.
KeepAble provides easy access to trusted wellness and reablement resources that are based on good practice and aims to drive attitudinal change toward ageing, and practice change in how home support services are delivered nationally.
ILA’s Principal Advisor on Wellness and Reablement Hilary O’Connell said, “the new resource hub has multi-tiered benefits for home care organisations, their staff, clients, and carers. We noticed there was a lot of information about wellness and reablement in different places and formats, which became time-consuming for community aged care providers to find.”
The team at ILA describe how “after having input from the sector through surveys and focus groups to understand there were gaps, KeepAble was developed with the aim to bring together all the information and resources to one accessible place. It also provides an opportunity for the ILA team to work with home care providers and support them to develop and embed wellness and reablement initiatives.
“The positive outcomes can extend well beyond the older person, with increased staff retention and satisfaction, as the focus of their work changes. All of these things are possible through the delivery of effective Wellness and Reablement support.”
KeepAble will be an exhibitor at the ACSA National Online Summit from 17th to 21st May 2021.
KeepAble was created by the Sector Support & Development team at Independent Living Assessment (ILA) Inc, a Western Australian not-for-profit organisation with a focus on individualised assessment, peer navigation, and community and sector capacity building initiatives.
To be kept informed, gain access to resources, or to enquire further about KeepAble complete the ‘Contact Us’ form on our website, keepable.com.au