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Building capacity to deliver a reablement approach


Aged service providers, researchers and allied health professionals will come together to share lessons on embedding reablement and restorative approaches in the sector as part of the second Active Ageing Conference 2016 to be held next month.

Lee-Fay Low, Associate Professor in Ageing and Health at the University of Sydney, will discuss the latest research evidence in the area and successful ingredients of reablement programs for older people in home and residential care.

Kelly Gray, lead consultant with the Step Forward Together Project at CommunityWest, will address the conference on using co-production to develop and implement wellness initiatives.

The one-day conference in Sydney will also hear from an expert panel about the role of allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and occupational therapists in wellness and reablement practices.

Other sessions include:

  • Reablement-based ‘show me’ assessment
  • Risk management in reablement and restorative care programs
  • Using apps and smart devices

The Active Ageing Conference 2016 takes place on 4 August at the Swissotel, Sydney and is hosted by Australian Ageing Agenda and Community Care Review.

For the full conference program or to register click here

Related coverage: Wellness and reablement: three providers share their experiences

No time to waste: providers need to embed wellness approaches now 

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