Assistive technology

Assistive technology is a range of specialist equipment that can help you to live independently at home or alert people if you need help

What is assistive technology?

Assistive technology can provide additional safety for you in your home and further reassurance and support to your carer.

This equipment may also help social work staff design a package of support that suits your individual needs.

The range includes falls sensors, bed monitors and GPS locators.

How does it work?

Assistive technology can work through different systems. The equipment can be linked into our community alarm service at Merrystone or can be a 'stand alone' unit that will only send a message to your carer.

Am I eligible for assistive technology?

You will need to contact your social work locality office in order to arrange a full assessment of your needs. If a district nurse, community psychiatric nurse or other health professional already knows you, they can make a referral for you.

What happens next?

Someone from social work services will discuss with you, your carer or family member if appropriate, what options are available for you. If we agree that this service would be of use to you arrangements will be made to deliver and install the equipment you require.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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