Assistive Technology is equipment which can help people with disabilities, older people or those managing health challenges to stay independent and in their home for longer. It can also offer support and reassurance to carers.
Often referred to as helpful gizmos and gadgets, assistive technology helps people to carry out those everyday tasks which most people take for granted, including: eating, drinking, bathing and getting out and about.
Watch the video and find out how assistive technology helps carers make the person they care for feel more independent.
There are gadgets for almost everything, from tools to help pour from a kettle and open a can to gadgets to help maintain health. These include automated medication dispensers and to remote monitoring of blood pressure and other vital signs.
There are many options available so you can decide which products suit you best. The important thing is to find the right thing at the right time to help you live your life.