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Support for carers

It can be stressful looking after someone who is frail, especially if you are worried about them having an accident while you are not around. Technology can help by alerting you if something happens and give you peace of mind.

The issues carers face and how technology can help
The issue you might be facing as a carerHow technology can help
Stress and anxiety, and the constant pressure to be there Support is always there, 24 hours a day. For example, sensors will alert a monitoring centre if the gas or taps are left on
Not being able to take a break Allows you freedom to visit friends or go out to the shops
Your health getting worse Telecare and telehealth are preventative, and have been proven to reduce the level of hospital admissions
Worries about medication  Medication reminders, for example for people with memory loss
Not getting enough sleep Bed sensors can alert you if you are worried about the person you care for getting out of bed and not returning
Feeling lonely and isolated The response centre is there to support you 24 hours a day. Technology also lets you go out without having to worry about leaving the person you care for behind

Where to find equipment

We have a directory of equipment suppliers who you can buy equipment from directly.

Contact us if you would like to talk to someone about equipment and technology to help the person you care for.

Further information

We have more information for carers including how to register as a carer with the council.

Equipment may help the person you care for carry out tasks for themselves at home.

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