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There’s a whole world of technology that could help make life as a carer easier. Simple devices and apps can help someone live independently for longer or give you peace of mind when you can't be around. 


Considering the benefits for caring

Many of us use technology in our everyday lives, but seven out of ten people don’t think of technology when it comes to caring. Why not use it to help you take care of your loved one? You could set up one or two devices or applications, or even a larger system that is connected to you and other carers. 

Whether you’re worried about your mum getting lost or need help with your partner’s medication management, there are technology solutions that could help take the stress out of caring. 

Technology could help you: 

  • have more control over your caring role 
  • reduce unplanned visits or hospitalisation 
  • give you peace of mind by taking some of the worry out of caring 
  • give you and the person you care for more 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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