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Understanding intermediate care, including reablement

A quick guide for people using intermediate care services

Intermediate care services provide support for a short time to help you recover and increase your independence.

This support is provided by a team of people, who will work with you to achieve what you want to be able to do. Intermediate care may:

  • Help you remain at home when you start to find things more difficult
  • Help you recover after a fall, an acute illness or an operation
  • Help you avoid going into hospital unnecessarily
  • Help you return home more quickly after a hospital stay