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Rehabilitation & Training
ABLE’s Rehabilitation and Training Centre runs two programmes catered to the distinct needs of the physically challenged – the Return-To-Work Programme and the Day Rehabilitation Programme.
These programmes and services are staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare, social service, training, and employment support professionals. ABLE caters specifically to clients with neurological conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries and strokes. We adhere strictly to a rigorous intake eligibility criterion for all services and programmes. This includes an initial assessment conducted for all clients prior to engaging the services.
This programme aims to help clients maximise their independence in caring for themselves at home and navigating safely in the community. Through this customised programme, clients are exposed to a comprehensive suite of rehabilitation services that consists of occupational therapy, physiotherapy as well as speech and language therapy. All these services are conducted in house to support clients who are utilising multiple services.
The Return-To-Work (RTW) programmes is ABLE’s signature rehabilitation programme that focuses on enabling persons with physical disabilities to be independent through gainful employment and reintegrating into the community successfully. We reach out to employers to advocate for our clients’ abilities and strengths.
This individualised programme is created after consultation with the clients to better understand and address their therapeutic, psychosocial and employability needs. ABLE’s multi-disciplinary Rehabilitation and Training team offers a comprehensive suite of rehabilitation, employment support, training and social work services. This holistic approach may comprise of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, language therapy, employment support, training and social work assistance. Ideally, after undertaking the programme, ABLE’s clients will be able to care for themselves and attain gainful employment.
ABLE assists them by arranging necessary trainings, conducting on-site visits and job support to help clients with the transition. Psychosocial support is rendered to help clients heal and rebuild social structures in their RTW journey.
This is an individualised and client-centric intervention programme created after consultation with the client. The multidisciplinary team adopts a holistic and transdisciplinary approach towards the client’s Return-to-Work journey. Return-to-Work interventions are prioritized to enable clients to return to work early with an existing employer. In the case of job placements, these interventions can improve the client’s employability.
Occupation-focused interventions, such as simulated work activities and work conditioning, are used to enable pre-vocational readiness. Clients’ training needs are identified, and training is provided to bridge any skills or knowledge gaps to their chosen vocations. The team is also involved in job exploration, development of commuting-for-work options, specific workplace modifications or work re-design, and reducing other barriers for return to work.
We also conduct proactive outreach and education to employers to harness job opportunities and advocate for inclusive hiring practices. The team works in close partnership with employers, community partners and other stakeholders to enable clients to optimise their abilities beyond expectations and limitations.
ABLE’s home-based rehabilitation programme
ABLE introduced the Jintronix Rehabilitation System (JRS) as a home – based programme for clients. JRS is a tele-rehabilitation platform capable of fun and intensive rehabilitation. The platform combines traditional movements and exercises used in rehabilitation with virtual games and motion sensing cameras, making physical therapy more engaging. JRS features a vast library of gamified activities, exercises and assessments that can help clients achieve higher compliance and better outcomes It’s incredibly effective at targeting neurological and orthopaedic conditions and can be used on any given day and at any time, further increasing its convenience and accessibility. Please contact us to find out more about this programme.
Applicants must be certified “fit for rehabilitation” by a Singapore-registered medical practitioner before they undergo an initial assessment. Upon enrolment, our rehabilitation team will develop an individual care plan in consultation with the client. Through goal setting, active rehabilitation, and regular reviews, we aim to support our clients in their journey towards recovery and community reintegration.
ABLE takes reference from the National Means-testing framework to determine the applicant’s eligibility to receive subsidies for the rehabilitation services. Financial assistance is available to those in financial need. Applicants will be required to provide supporting financial documents.
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