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About the initiative

We have developed a range of online resources to help Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) service providers embed wellness and reablement approaches into their organisational practices and service delivery.

Why it is important

The aged care sector is rapidly changing. Providers need to evolve their business model to help clients remain independent longer. People who keep doing everyday tasks live better and longer.

Short-term care service providers that embrace wellness and reablement:

  • can support more clients
  • improve outcomes for clients
  • increase repeat business as clients’ needs become more complex.

Offering short-term care focused on individual client goals means you are delivering support that improves client outcomes and independence – giving them more good days doing the things they love.

Goals

Our goals are to help CHSP service providers embed wellness and reablement into their services by developing:

  • practical information and tools to support workers and managers
  • an online community where they can engage with each other, get support and share innovative ideas
  • online training in wellness and reablement approaches to service delivery that better support clients' independence.

Meeting our goals

We are meeting these goals by:

  • providing the CHSP Reablement Community of Practice
  • offering online training modules
  • providing a collection of resources for CHSP service providers.

Community of practice

Join our community of practice website – you’ll need to create an account to get access. Connect with other CHSP service providers, help and support each other, share ideas and stories, and seek feedback.

Online training

Our online training modules will help CHSP support workers, allied health professionals and team leaders embed wellness and reablement into everyday service delivery approaches. Training includes:

  • eLearning modules
    • Foundations in wellness and reablement
    • Wellness and reablement in practice
    • Reablement planning and strategy development
  • podcast series in wellness and reablement to supplement the eLearning modules
  • Facilitator’s Toolkit for CHSP providers with in-house training infrastructure.

The eLearning modules are available on the My Aged Care Learning Environment (MACLE).

Podcasts

A podcast series is available to supplement the online training that can also be listened to on their own. The podcasts promote the value and benefits of adopting a wellness and reablement approach, and how this can help your clients to have more good days by helping to support their independence. You can listen to the podcasts at wellness and reablement podcasts.

Resource collection

Wellness and reablement resources

Our collection of practical guides and tools for Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) providers will help you embed wellness and reablement approaches into your service delivery.

Learn more

To learn how this fits into the CHSP, read the CHSP Manual.

Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) Manual

This 2020–2022 manual provides an overview of the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP), including the service types it funds and requirements for delivering those services. It is for CHSP-funded service providers to use, and forms part of their CHSP grant agreement.

Contact

Wellness and reablement contact

Contact us if you have any questions about wellness and reablement in aged care.

wellnessandreablement [at] health.gov.au

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Last updated: 
23 February 2021