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Championing independence

BaptistCare has partnered with The University of Sydney to trial a new Interdisciplinary Home-Based Reablement Program (I-HARP) to assist our Sydney-based clients who are living with dementia to continue living independently in their own homes.

The individually tailored, cognitive re-ablement program delivered by our occupational therapists and registered nurses aims to improve the ability of our clients to manage everyday activities, and to assist their loved one and carer to understand how to best support them.

BaptistCare at home client, Maureen Fitzgerald hit some serious health hurdles when she reached her late 70s, being diagnosed with a number of life changing conditions which affected her joints, her heart and her memory.

The I-HARP program ensures Maureen receives regular visits from BaptistCare’s re-ablement team of therapists and nurses to help her better manage every day activities, as well as re-engage in activities she may have difficulty doing on her own including light exercises to maintain her mobility and strength.