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Around the home support using assistive aids and technology

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Feeling comfortable in the space in which you live is essential to your wellbeing. Housekeeping and cleaning can improve this sense of wellbeing and help to maintain independence. Apps that help explain more complicated housekeeping tasks using a story sequence can help us remember these tasks easier.

Stories2Learn

Allows the user to create a sequential story with photos or images. Words and sounds can also be added to this. This could be used to explain the process of cleaning the house or using a particular utensil.

Website     thinksmartbox.com  

 

Handheld vacuum cleaner

Easier to hold, manoeuvre, and empty, a handheld vacuum cleaner can enable independence in housekeeping by making the action easier to perform. These also benefit from being widely available and reasonably priced.

Website     amazon.co.uk

 

Long-handled dustpan

This prevents the need to bend down when sweeping. The dustpan has a flat bottom with a shaped lip for efficient dust collection.

Website     amazon.co.uk

 

Home Control

For freedom and independence at the touch of a button, RSLSteeper provides the best assistive technologies, allowing a greater level of independence for people within their home environment. Using a variety of home automation methods, from touch screens to direct eye control, the systems allow total control of everyday functions such as opening a door or answering the phone.

It is also possible to control a full range of home media equipment, providing maximum flexibility and convenience for everyday living.

Website     assistive-technology.co.uk

 



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