Thursday 28th September 2023, 11am to 1.30pm (light lunch provided) A focused discussion on Assistive Technology led by staff from Hertfordshire County Council - how it can support you and the people you look after.
Thursday 28th September 2023, 11am to 1.30pm (light lunch provided)
Please note: this meeting is for carers of someone with Dementia and carers of someone aged 65 years and over.
A focused discussion on Assistive Technology led by staff from Hertfordshire County Council – how it can support you and the people you look after.
What is Assistive Technology (AT)?
AT is a new service which consists of small, discrete sensors placed around a person’s home to collect data which is displayed in an easy to read dashboard. This is to help social care professionals and family carers identify and respond to any incidents, emergencies, or changes to a person’s normal routine. AT covers both emergency alerts where the person requires immediate assistance and preventative alerts which can identify changes to a resident’s health and wellbeing at an early stage.
The benefits could include enabling someone to live independently in their own home for longer and much greater reassurance for family members.
AT has shown to best support: People who live alone, those with early cognitive impairment, people who might need some extra support following a hospital stay, those who are frail/ at risk of falls or family and friend carers who are looking for extra reassurance and support.
The County Council is very keen to get a wide range of views and will be offering a £15 Gift Voucher to all attendees.
When booking a place, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements by Tuesday 19th September 2023.