The in-reach re-ablement service is a physiotherapy-led step-down service that allows patients to be discharged from hospital into a care home while having their social care needs assessed.
Following a hospital stay, some patients may struggle to return home until they have received a course of re-ablement.
Patients may require a package of care with up to four visits a day which can be difficult to source and costly to provide.
If patients don’t have the right type of support or equipment at home, hospitals may be unable to discharge them, and they remain in a hospital bed.
HomeLink Healthcare’s in-reach re-ablement service supports patients in care homes with short-term physiotherapy and re-ablement. The aim is to improve mobility and avoid further deconditioning in preparation for returning home safely within a few weeks.
Whilst in hospitals or care home environments, patients may become deconditioned, leading to them to lose confidence, muscle strength and endurance. These factors combined can lead to an increased risk of falls, poor mobility and increased care needs. By receiving timely regular support that is tailored to individual needs, patients are able to recover and return home more quickly.
Tracking clinical outcomes (EQ-5D-5L) and mBarthel scores enable us to evidence the progression of our patients.
As with all HomeLink Healthcare services the in-reach re-ablement service has seen improved outcomes for patients.
The below percentages indicate self-reported improvements that patients have made on the service:
By enabling patients to leave hospital when they no longer meet the criteria to reside, the in-reach re-ablement service helps hospitals to reduce delayed discharges, increase hospital capacity and improve patient flow. Read our in-reach re-ablement case study here.
HomeLink Healthcare is a clinician-led, specialist Hospital at Home service provider. We work in partnership with the ICBs, hospitals, local authorities, community providers and GPs. We have been delivering safe, high-quality services to patients in the place they call home since 2016.
HomeLink Healthcare has successfully delivered this service in care homes in Norfolk and South East London and are able to replicate this service in other commissioned services. where we provide a physiotherapy-led service.
Visit the About Us page for more information about why our partners choose HomeLink Healthcare.
We report a suite of anticipatory care key performance indicators (KPIs) in real-time, so commissioners have complete transparency about what we are doing and how we are doing it. Find out more about the process of commissioning HomeLink Healthcare to set up a hospital at home service.
To speak to a member of our team about anticipatory care, call us on (020) 3137 5370 or contact us. You can tell us about your situation, and we can tell you more about our experience of anticipatory care and how we might be able to help you.
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“I am so grateful to have been referred to HomeLink Healthcare, they have really helped me get back on my feet. If I had stayed in the hospital I would not have achieved everything I have done”
“The visiting therapist took her time with me, was always providing encouragement and without that I wouldn’t be at the point I am today.”