Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and more and more solutions are becoming available to assist people in maintaining independence. This is great news, as it enables us to live independently for longer in our own homes with reduced levels of care, as well as providing peace of mind for family members and carers. Our Occupational Therapists prescribe assistive technology devices and systems to aid independence and functional capacity. Examples of monitoring Technology for safety currently used are fall detectors, passive infra red motion sensors, epilepsy monitors and temperature monitors. Depending on the needs and the situation, such equipment could be stand alone for example if there was a carer in the same house, or it could be connected to an emergency call system.
Other examples of assistive technology include devices to aid in communication, use of the internet, reading and even talking clocks (to remind someone of any number of events, such as taking medication).
Call us on 9424 0222, to discuss with our OTs how we can assist your independent living with assistive technology.