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These devices and gadgets are easy to use. They can help you to stay safe, well and independent.

There are lots of ways that technology can help you around your home - from reminding you to take your medication to getting help if you fall and can't reach the phone.  

Devices can be standalone, linked to family or carers, or they can be connected to a team of trained advisors in a monitoring centre who will ensure you get the support you need.

Take a look at some of the devices you can get to help you in different rooms around the house

Technology house

Our technology house will help you get a better understanding of how assistive technology can help you to stay safe and independent in your home.

roof of house

 

Picture if a bathroom in a house with a bath and shower
Picture if a Bedroom in house with table and window
Picture if a lounge with a sofa, coffee table and lamp
Picture if a kitchen with overn and cupboards
Picture of outside a house - jump to the outside section of the house

 

Kitchen

Medication Dispenser

These automatically provide access to medication over a 28 day period, with alerts to the user each time medication should be taken.

Automatic pill dispenser

More on memory aids at Which

Smart plug

Turn on your kettle remotely.

Smart plug

More on smart technology for the home on Which

Carbon monoxide detector

Sense dangerous levels from gas appliances.

Fire safety stove guard

Cuts off an electric cooker if it gets too hot.

Smoke alarm for hearing loss

Like a standard smoke alarm, but rather than just a siren, there is a flashing light and alerts can be sent to a pillow pad that vibrates too.

smoke sensor

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Bedroom

Bed Occupancy Sensor

The sensors raise an alert when the user leaves the bed and does not return within a specified period of time.

More on bed occupancy sensors at Living Made Easy

Smart plug

Turn on and off the lamp via your smart speaker or other internet enabled device.

Smart plug

More on smart technology for the home on Which

Floor mat or movement sensor

Check safe return to the room or bed.

Mat sensor

More on motion sensors at Living Made Easy

Epilepsy monitor

If a seizure is detected an alarm call is sent to a relative or carer.

epilepsy-monitor

More on epilepsy sensors at Living Made Easy

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Hertfordshire County Council recognise assistive technology as potentially useful for some residents. However some is not owned, operated or managed by Hertfordshire County Council and as such we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data which may be uploaded by users through some assistive technology. It is important that you read the Privacy policy of any assistive technology items before you share your personal data.

For further information about Hertfordshire County Council data processing please see our privacy policy.

How to get care technology

Most care technology is available to purchase online, or from specialist shops. Your family might help you to obtain care technology, with your consent, to ease concerns and make staying in touch and caring easier. Costs vary and can be one off or may include a monthly payment and sometimes an installation charge.

Europe's largest trusted online comparison site for daily living equipment run by the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) - a national charity.

Which? has some great advice on what to think about when choosing assistive technology, the different types of devices available and where to get them

We work with Herts Careline to offer more affordable telecare and personal alarm systems for residents who need it.

If you need help from us you can ask for an assessment. Care technology might be provided following an assessment if this is the best way to meet some or all care needs.

When you've been unwell

After an illness or hospital stay care technology might be provided for a short time while recovering strength and ability. Talk to your hospital social care team.

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