Findings about discharge to assess and reablement services
This report presents the experiences of 47 people and enables the reader to hear their voices, feelings and views about the care they received as part of short term support after a stay in hospital. The people we spoke to were some of the frailest and most vulnerable, who sometimes do not have their voice heard.
We looked at different types of care provided for up to 6 weeks either to help people to regain their ability to live independently at home through therapy support and personal goals, or to have their ongoing care needs assessed away from hospital.
In Coventry these types of short term support/care are known as ‘Discharge to Assess pathways’ and 'Reablement Support'. With support being provided to individuals in a care home bed, a housing with care flat, or in their own home.
These pathways involve a number of different NHS and care organisations.
We have made recommendations based on what we found and our report contains a response co-ordinated by Coventry City Council.