Thinking about how you use your kitchen

Do you forget to turn the tap off?

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 flood detector that can be placed on the floor behind a sink. A flood detector picks up flooding by detecting moisture and sends an alert to the Careline team who can then respond accordingly, and also speak to you to check if you need 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 have a fuel burning boiler, such as a gas cooker or wood burner?

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 carbon monoxide detector that can detect carbon monoxide in the air and send an alert to the Careline team who can then respond accordingly, and also speak to you to check if you need 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 forget to turn the cooker off?

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 temperature extremes sensor that can send an alert to the Careline team if extreme temperatures are detected. The Careline team can then respond as necessary to prevent further harm to you.

 Another example of assistive technology is a smoke alarm that could be fitted in the hallway or corridor. The smoke alarm sends an alert to the Careline team if smoke s detected.  The emergency services will be sent for if required.

 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 need help with food preparation?

You can be assessed by an occupational therapist for possible solutions.

Contact the Adult Social Care access and response team and request an OT assessment on 020 7974 4000 Option 1.

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