The Active at Home exercise program is aligned with the wellness and reablement approach that underpins contemporary practice in aged care and focuses on enabling older people to improve their independence, social participation and quality of life.
Wellness and Reablement
Active at Home is aligned with the wellness and reablement approach that underpins contemporary practice in aged care, enabling older people to improve their independence, social participation and quality of life.
The Active at Home exercise program is designed to prevent functional decline or to be an option once a short-term allied health intervention has concluded.
It can also complement allied health care and deliver a ‘light-touch’ option for when more intensive intervention is not required.
Developed by qualified exercise physiologists who specialise in exercise for older people, the program uses approved assessment tools to measure progress and enables in home care organisations to report program outcomes
Results from the trial program showed that participants reported a substantial improvement in confidence and overall wellness, demonstrating a greater capacity to manage their own household tasks and get out and about.
We have recorded and measured the outcomes of Active at Home and have noted the following improvements for participants.
Increased physical functionality and independence
A steady and considerable reduction in the amount participants needed to use other health services
The formation of an exercise habit through adherence to the exercise program for more than five days per week
Significant improvements in general physical capacity and wellbeing, including:
19% improvement in physical performance (measuring walking speed, balance and strength)
19% reduction in the number of participants classified as frail