The Nous Group were engaged by the Department of Health in early 2017 to conduct a comprehensive review of Wellness & Reablement (W&R) approaches within the home care sector, including CHSP services, Home Care Packages, Transition Care, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Programme and Short Term Restorative Care.
A summary of these consultations is now available, and key findings include:
- There is strong support for W&R approaches, and some great examples are emerging across the country. However, W&R approaches are not yet deeply embedded or consistently applied across the home care sector.
- Australia is home to international W&R trailblazers, with Victoria and WA already having W&R embedded in their programs for some time now.
- A lack of financial incentives is a constraint for some providers.
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