A new service to help people live independently by using the latest technology and equipment is being launched in North Lincolnshire.
Most people want to remain independent and active in their communities as long as possible using self practical care and prevention solutions.
Technology to help with this have has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years and costs have plummeted.
Using smart devices, people can control many aspects of their homes as well as contact friends or family in an emergency.
For example, the service – called Independent Living – is working with a local company called Upstream on a solution called Bridgit Care designed with carers in mind.
It includes a home monitor hub and a watch that collects information about a loved one and their home and can transmit alerts – providing peace of mind.
The new Independent Living service can help people make the most of this new technology and also provide advice and support on a wide range of equipment that can make living easier, such as bath seats, shower chairs and dressing aids.
The service aims to be responsive to developing needs, not reactive in crisis.
The Independent Living service is also about enriching people’s lives with advice on connecting to communities and linking in with the many support services and voluntary groups that are available.
As well as making people’s lives better, this also reduces the need for more specialist care or NHS services that are under real pressure at the moment.
Anyone looking for support should call 01724 297000 and ask for the Independent Living service.