Reablement in Long-Term Care for Older People

International Perspectives and Future Directions

Edited by Tine Rostgaard, John Parsons and Hanne Tuntland

Published

Jan 26, 2023

Page count

248 pages

Series

Transforming Care

ISBN

978-1447359913

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jan 26, 2023

Page count

248 pages

Series

Transforming Care

ISBN

978-1447359937

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
Reablement in Long-Term Care for Older People

Our societies are ageing, and we need to identify sustainable and person-centred solutions for supporting frail older people in their homes.

Reablement offers a radical new integrated care approach which supports older people to regain and maintain functioning and independence. This interdisciplinary book provides an introduction to the remarkable if haphazard international growth in reablement policies and practices in aged care over the past twenty years.

Incorporating theoretical and empirical research, it considers benefits for clients and care workers, cost-saving potentials and reablement provision also for persons with dementia. Finally, the book reflects on key findings, challenges and the way forward for long-term care for older people.

Tine Rostgaard is Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University, Denmark, and at the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University, Sweden.

John Parsons is Associate Professor in Nursing in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Hanne Tuntland is Professor at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and Associate Professor at Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

1. Introduction: The Concept, Rationale, and Implications of Reablement - Tine Rostgaard, Hanne Tuntland and John Parsons

2. Perspectives on Institutional Characteristics, Model Features and Theories of Reablement - Hanne Tuntland, John Parsons and Tine Rostgaard

3. The Ideas of Reablement and Their Travel Across Time and Space - Marte Feiring, Oddvar Førland, Fiona Aspinal and Tine Rostgaard

4. Reablement as an Evolution in Home Care: A Comparison of Implementation Across Five Countries - John Parsons, Elissa Burton, Lea Graff, Silke F. Metzelthin, Hilary O’Connell and Hanne Tuntland

5. Does Reablement improve Client-Level Outcomes of Participants? An Investigation of the Current Evidence - Gill Lewin, John Parsons, Hilary O’Connell and Silke Metzelthin

6. Examining Client-Level Outcomes and Instruments in Reablement - Hanne Tuntland, Daniel Doh, Maria Ranner, Susanne Guidetti and Magnus Zingmark

7. Reablement as a Cost-Effective Option from a Health Economic Perspective - Magnus Zingmark, Hanne Tuntland and Elissa Burton

8. Reablement and Dementia - Miia Rahja and Jette Thuesen

9. Better Care, Better wWrk? Reablement in Danish Home Care and the Implications for Care Workers - Tine Rostgaard and Lea Graff

10. How Can We Help? Promoting Autonomy-Compatible Help to Reable Older Adults - Amy Clotworthy and Rudi G.J. Westendorp

11. A Cross-Country Reflection on Empirical and Theoretical Learnings, Challenges and the Way Forward for Reablement - John Parsons, Hanne Tuntland, Michelle Nelson, Rudi Westendorp and Tine Rostgaard