This measures the benefit to individuals from reablement, intermediate care and rehabilitation following a hospital episode, by determining whether an individual remains living at home 91 days following discharge
There is strong evidence that reablement services lead to improved outcomes and value for money across the health and social care sectors. Reablement seeks to support people and maximise their level of independence, in order to minimise their need for ongoing support and dependence on public services.
Proactive work in Shropshire has seen an increase in Admission Avoidance Assessments which helps to tailor care packages or additional care on top of an existing care package to help people to stay at home and avoid repeat admissions to hospital. This measure is now monitored throughout the year as part of the Better Care Fund programme. Performance for the year ending March 2016 is 84.6% which is an improvement from 80.3% in the previous year.