There are many different form of how technology can help make life easier for you as a carer but also for the person you support. Some of these are mentioned below:
Equipment and changes to your home
Telecare and telehealth care (Community Alarms)
Telcare, also known as community alarms, can provide peace of mind for carers and their cared for through a 24 response service.
This is an important tool that means the cared for can live more independently and within their own home.
These are only some of the options that may make life as a carer a little easier, make the home a safer place and allow the person you support to live a more independent life.
To apply for Telecare or find out if you or the person you care for are eligible for Telecare assistance please contact the Community Care Access Team on 0345 3011120 or email AccessTeam@pkc.gov.uk.
For more information visit: http://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/1975/Telecare-Service
Carers Scotland has worked with carers to produce a range of simple videos to help you find out how to get support for yourself and the person you care for. Below is a video on technology that may help support you and your cared for.
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