When used safely, technology and the internet can make a huge difference to your life.
The internet helps us connect with people, access information and do daily tasks, all from your home, at any time.
Technology has been developing fast, and the digital revolution has transformed our lives. This may seem a bit daunting at first, but with just a little knowledge and practice, you’ll find that these new devices can make your life easier, keep you independent and safe.
When used safely, technology and the internet can make a huge difference to your life. It can keep you in contact with your loved ones, it can give you new life experiences, it can make day to day tasks easier and give you more time to do the things you really enjoy.
Technology can help with:
There have been huge leaps forward in technology in your own home that can keep you independent, help you live the life you choose and keep you safe. These range from the very simple, such as big contact buttons or fall detectors, to fully-integrated care systems with a wide range of sensors and safety features.
There are lots of different devices to help you – some are wearable, some are based in the home and some you can take out with you. Many care agencies already have a technology package of gadgets and sensors and can install them and show you and your relatives how to use them.
Even people who have been using technology for years need a little help sometimes and there are plenty of ways to get this support:
Adult Social Care and Public Health
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Telephone: 020 8891 7971 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Updated: 30 October 2019