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.
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