You may not immediately think about technology when it comes to caring but it can play an important part in making sure your loved one is safe and as independent as possible.
For example, if the person you’re caring for has difficulty controlling household appliances, reaching for curtains or using doors, there are plenty of tech solutions to help them live independently for longer.
With these devices they can manage their home environment more easily using apps, centralised controls or with voice activation.
Carers UK have a guide on the types of different equipment and devices available.
Where can I find products?
Many of the devices can be found online through mainstream retailers. Some products however, can only be found through specific providers. There are some websites that can offer specific advice and information such as:
Paying for equipment
If you think you would benefit from any of this equipment but cannot afford the cost, then please speak to a member of our team or your local authority.