The aims of reablement and rehabilitation are fourfold:

  1. To promote independence at home
  2. To decrease the length of hospital stays
  3. To reduce the chance of readmission to hospital
  4. To reduce the risk of admission to a care home. 

In Newcastle Gateshead we are redesigning our intermediate care services and community bed models in conjunction with our care home work to look at how best our community services as assets can best support our frail elderly population.