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Considering the benefits for caring

From preparing meals to home security, there’s a wide range of technology that can help people live more independently at home. This can help make caring tasks easier and give you peace of mind when you can't be around.

Many of us use technology in our everyday lives, but when it comes to understanding how smartphones, apps and devices could help with caring, it can be difficult to know where to start. You could set up one or two devices or applications, or even a larger system that connects you with other carers or members of the family. 

Whether you’re worried about a parent getting lost, an elderly relative falling or you need help with your partner’s medication management, there are many options that could help save time and stress.

Technology can help: 

  • you feel more organised with caring tasks
  • give you and family members reassurance and peace of mind 
  • offer a sense of control and enable people to live with dignity, confidence and independence
  • provide a sense of connection and prevent or reduce feelings of loneliness
  • offer more support and a sense of independence. 

And technology is not only about digital solutions. There are many home adaptations or simple aids that can make caring easier for you or improve the quality of life of the person you care for. 

Technology allows me to keep working and gives Matthew some choices in a life where 99% of his day is out of his control."  Niki 

Developed by Carers UK, Jointly is an innovative mobile and online app that is designed by carers for carers.

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