Hilary O'Connell

Hilary O’Connell

Principal Advisor
Healthy Ageing and Reablement, Independent Living Assessment Inc WA


Hilary O’Connell

Hilary O’Connell is an occupational therapist with more than 40 years of expertise as a clinician, manager, and leader across the disability, aged, and community care sectors.

Over the past 15 years, one of her primary focuses has been supporting the development of prevention and reablement service models. These include researching and setting up the first reablement service in Australia.

Hilary has presented extensively on reablement and has co-authored peer-reviewed papers on reablement and falls prevention.

She is also a proud co-author of the industry-renowned book, Reablement in Long Term Care for Older People.

Hilary is a driving force behind the development of , Independent Living Assessment’s LiveUp and KeepAble healthy ageing and reablement digital platforms and is deeply passionate about empowering older people to remain independent and at home for longer through the provision of impartial information and resources.