Welcome to this series of bite-sized professional development sessions, Stepping Back from Stepping In. Such simple words, but when put into practice can be so effective when working with older people to enhance their skills.

The iLA KeepAble team has worked with service providers and Regional Assessment Services to develop content that will assist staff to understand the importance of adopting this way of working, and the pivotal part it plays in enabling older people to stay at home for longer.

The bite-size sessions are designed to be delivered face to face when it best suits the organisation. For example, in a team meeting or during a dedicated training session. The accompanying activities encourage group discussion and problem-solving enhancing the shared learning of participants.

Professional Development session 1 – Why and What of Wellness and Reablement

The aim of Session 1 is to enhance the understanding of the participants as to why a wellness and reablement approach increases the opportunity for clients to regain or maintain abilities, thereby improving their prospects of staying as independent as possible for longer. Through discussion of case studies, participants will increase their understanding of the important role they have in providing these opportunities.

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Facilitators Guide
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Case Scenario 1
Bitesize module1 Case scenario 2
Case Scenario 2
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Evaluation Sheet

The Facilitator’s Guide and support documents will help presenters to deliver this presentation with ease. Just click the images above to download the PDFs and print them out to have a support resource when presenting. You can also use the links below to download the support documents.

Case scenario 1 – print out as many copies as needed. One for each group or one per person as a guide.

Case scenario 2 – print out as many copies as needed. One for each group or one per person as a guide.

Feedback sheet – print out as many copies as needed. One for each group or one per person. We value your feedback and suggestions. Please have your group complete this sheet after each session. Keep one copy for your reference and forward another copy to KeepAble@ilaustralia.org.au for our continued improvement of these resources.

Download all the session 1 files in a Zip file here.


Professional Development session 2 – The Language of Reablement

The aim of Session 2 is to raise awareness of the features and the impact reablement language can have when working with clients to maintain or regain abilities. Through applied examples and the opportunity to practice using reablement language, participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of the important role language has when supporting someone to retain their independence. 

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Presentation
Facilitator’s Guide
Communication Activity
Feedback sheet

The Facilitator’s Guide and support documents will help presenters to deliver this presentation with ease. Just click the images above to download the PDFs and print them out to have a support resource when presenting. You can also use the links below to download the support documents.

Communication Activity – print out as many copies as needed. One for each group or one per person as a guide.

Feedback sheet – print out as many copies as needed. One for each group or one per person as a guide.

Download all the session 2 files in a Zip file here

We value your feedback and suggestions. Please have your group complete this sheet after each session. Keep one copy for your reference and forward another copy to KeepAble@ilaustralia.org.au for our continued improvement of these resources.


Professional Development session 3 – Support Planning and Delivering Reablement

This module has been divided into two sections.

Part 1

Part 1 aims to raise awareness of the importance and elements of good practice support planning while working with clients to achieve their goals, providing an opportunity for participants to reflect and identify improvement activities to incorporate good practice support planning into their role.  

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Pt 1 Module
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Facilitators Guide

Planning Template
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Feedback Sheet

The Facilitator’s Guide and support documents will help presenters to deliver this presentation with ease. Just click the images above to download the PDFs and print them out to have a support resource when presenting. You can also use the links below to download the support documents.

Planning Template – print out as many copies as needed. One for each group or one per person as a guide.

Feedback sheet – print out as many copies as needed. One for each group or one per person. We value your feedback and suggestions. Please have your group complete this sheet after each session. Keep one copy for your reference and forward another copy to KeepAble@ilaustralia.org.au for our continued improvement of these resources.

Download all the session 3 Part 1 files in a Zip file here.

Part 2

Part 2  takes the learnings from Part 1 and provides an opportunity to spend time applying this knowledge through the development of a good practice plan.

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Pt 2 Module
Facilitators Guide
Assessment Summary
Planning Template

The Facilitator’s Guide and support documents will help presenters to deliver this presentation with ease. Just click the images above to download the PDFs and print them out to have a support resource when presenting. You can also use the links below to download the support documents.

Assessment Summary and Support Plan for Assessors – print out as many copies as needed.

Planning Template for Service Providers – print out as many copies as needed.

Feedback sheet – print out as many copies as needed. One for each group or one per person. We value your feedback and suggestions. Please have your group complete this sheet after each session. Keep one copy for your reference and forward another copy to KeepAble@ilaustralia.org.au for our continued improvement of these resources.

Feedback sheet
Case scenario example Assessor
Case scenario example service Provider

There are 5 different case scenarios for Assessors and the corresponding 5 case scenarios for Service Providers. Download all ten documents as a zip file here.

Download all the session 3 Part 2 files in a Zip file here.


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I found the session informative and made me more aware of taking the time to allow my clients to try and do more for themselves

Bitesize modules in development

4. Working with people to achieve their goals (release date TBC)
5. Working with carers and family (release date TBC)
6. Working with clients and low-risk assistive technology (release date TBC)

Resources for Homecare Providers

Here are some useful resources to help your organisation deliver Wellness and Reablement.
  • Planning for the delivery of Wellness and reablement within an organisation
    Where are you on Wellness and Reablement delivery?
    The maturity of Wellness and Reablement approaches varies between providers. Consumers, assessors, and providers are all at different stages of their journey. See what our guide says about the actions at each level.
  • Support worker writing a report
    Preparing your annual wellness and reablement report
    Compiling your annual wellness and reablement report requires preparation and ensuring you have collected the right data.
  • Group discussing Wellness and reablement implementation
    It’s time to get serious about goal setting
    For those accessing aged care supports, setting goals and planning towards achieving them provides the person a voice, making them and what they wish to achieve the focal point of the support being provided.
  • A group of seniors practicing healthy ageing
    Rethinking Group Social Support
    Many of the individuals who join group social activities within CHSP social centres have previously created and belonged to a ‘social life‘ of their choice which may have been comprised of a social network of one other person or have been a network of many.
  • group social support playing bowls
    Group Social Support – It starts with a conversation
    Initial conversations undertaken with clients need to explore how they previously socialised, what prevents them from returning to previous activities, how long has it been, and how they envisage their social network to look in the future.
  • Guide to writing support plans
    A support plan provides guidance to clients and support staff so they can work together to achieve the clients’ goals.
  • Assistive technology clothing assistance
    Assistive Technology Essentials (Part one)
    The aim of this guide is to build awareness and knowledge among Commonwealth Home Support Programme
    (CHSP) service providers and the broader aged care sector of the benefits of Assistive Technology (AT) and the role it plays as part of a wellness and reablement service delivery approach with improved outcomes for older people.
  • Elderly lady getting out of a car
    Assistive Technology Essentials (Part two)
    Assistive Technology Essentials Part 2 is a guide for consumers, families, practitioners, and the home support sector that support them. Based on the best available evidence and extensive practice knowledge, this resource is a valuable knowledge translation tool in the rapidly evolving landscape of assistive technology.
  • Elderly lady smiling in flowers
    KeepAble resources to download
    This page provides links to all our resources for download on one page. We do suggest reading the supporting articles however to gain a true understanding of the accompanying resource.
  • Using AT knife to help cut vegetables
    Support workers guide to equipment (Assistive Technology)
    Learn how low-level assistive technology can help maximise independence, especially for home care clients.
  • CHSP at clients home working through the support plan
    Measuring client outcomes
    At the very core of embedding a culture of wellness and reablement is a shift for organisations in how they measure success. 
  • Assessment meeting for a client
    Essential steps for successful coaching
    We review some steps so you can provide an effective coaching session to support workers within your organisation.
  • Making choices finding solutions cover
    Making choices, finding solutions
    This guide has been developed so people can make informed decisions when choosing assistive technology and home modification solutions.
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