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People may need help restoring and maintaining their activity, health and quality of life. Through home-based rehabilitation, people receive training and counseling to suit their needs. The rehabilitation is largely carried out at the users’ home or in their local environment.
Home-based rehabilitation is for people who have applied for home support or residential care when the assessment shows that the rehabilitation will likely be successful.
Home-based rehabilitation is tailored to each individual’s needs. The service is temporary, for a maximum period of 3 months. It aims to make users more self-reliant and increase their community participation through diverse and targeted approaches.
The rehabilitation is organized based on the user’s own priorities of what they feel is most important and the support plan may change as the user’s skills increase. The training takes place largely in the home and in the environment that is important to the user.
The City of Reykjavík employs three rehabilitation teams. Each includes an occupational therapist, a nurse, a practical nurse, a social assistant and a physical therapist or a sports scientist. In addition, a nutritionist advises service users.