Receiving visitors and getting out of your home

Are you hard of hearing and cannot hear someone when they knock on your front 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. 

If you have a sensory impairment, and are known to ASC, the Sensory Needs team be able to help. Your worker can also refer you to the Sensory Needs team.  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 your home. 

 

Do you need to share your keys with a carer or a professional such as Careline staff, so that they can access your home in an emergency?

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.  

Also, if it is agreed by yourself, Adult Social Care could arrange for you to have a police approved keysafe installed. A keysafe is a strong mechanical metal box to store a front door key safely and it can be accessed by a combination code.  It is installed into brick or concrete on the outside of your property.

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 need help getting from the pavement to your front door?

You can be assessed by an occupational therapist about what things matter to you. It may be that there is equipment that could support you.  For example, a ramp if you are a wheelchair user or grab rails if you need some support .

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

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