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 carer||How 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.
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.