Thinking about how you get around your house

Are you hard of hearing and cannot hear someone when they knock on your door?

If you are known to Adult Social Care your worker will visit your home and have a chat with you about what things matter to you. From the chat, it may be that there is assistive technology that could support you.  If that’s the case, and if you agree, we can refer you to Careline who will be happy to carry out an assessment and determine which assistive technology might be right for you.

An example of assistive technology is a deaf-friendly doorbell that has a flashing light to alert you to a person ringing the doorbell.  The flashing light is portable and can be taken with you around the property. 

If they have a sensory impairment, and are known to ASC, the Sensory Needs team be able to help.

If you are not known to Adult Social Care, you can self-refer to Careline. Contact Careline on 020 7974 1491 Option 4. 

Do you wander from home and are you prone to leaving your home at unusual times in the day or night?

If you are known to Adult Social Care your worker will visit your home and have a chat with you about what things matter to you.  From the chat, it may be that there is assistive technology that could support you.  If that’s the case, and if you agree, we can refer you to Careline who will be happy to carry out an assessment and determine which assistive technology might be right for you.  

An example of assistive technology is a GPS tracker that could support you if you are at risk of getting lost. The tracker allows your carer or a family member to trace your location.  The tracker can also be set up so that it alerts your carer or family member if you wander beyond a certain area.

 Another example of assistive technology is an exit sensor that can check if you leave your home at a time of the day or night that is unusual for you, and alert the Careline team.

 If you are not known to Adult Social Care, you can self-refer to Careline. Contact Careline on 020 7974 1491 Option 4. 

Do you have 3 people who would be willing to be called upon day or night to respond in an emergency situation?

Please note that some examples of assistive technology require 3 people who would be willing to be called upon to respond to an emergency situation.

If you are not known to Adult Social Care, you can self-refer to Careline. Contact Careline on 020 7974 1491 Option 4. 

Do you experience difficulty getting up and down the stairs?

You can be assessed by an occupational therapist for possible solutions. Depending on what will best address the issue your OT can request that your landlord completes these changes. Each landlord has their own way of funding adaptations depending on the request.

To be assessed by an occupational therapist and discuss the options available, contact the Adult Social Care access and response team on 020 7974 4000 Option 1.

If you transfer from a wheelchair to a stairlift do you worry about falling?

If you are known to Adult Social Care your worker will visit your home and have a chat with you about what’s important to you. From the chat, it may be that there is assistive technology that could support you.  If that’s the case, and if you agree, we can refer you to Careline who will be happy to carry out an assessment and determine which assistive technology might be right for you.  

Do you have epilepsy?

If you are known to Adult Social Care we will visit your home and have a chat with you about what’s important to you. From the chat, it may be that there is assistive technology that could support you. If that’s the case, and if you agree, we can refer you to Careline who will be happy to carry out an assessment and determine which assistive technology might be right for you.  

An example of assistive technology is an epilepsy sensor that triggers an alert if you are having a seizure.  An epilepsy sensor allows your carer or family member to check on you if they get an alert rather than doing regular ‘just in case’ checks.  

You decide who the alert should go to, either your carer, a family member or to the Careline monitoring centre.  Contact can be made with you to check you’re okay and if needed, phone the emergency services. 

If you are not known to Adult Social Care, you can self-refer to Careline. Contact Careline on 020 7974 1491 Option 4. 

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