Learn about digital and assistive technology that can support you to live safely and independently at home for longer.
Digital and assistive technology is equipment that you may have in your home to support you and connect you to your carers.
Digital and assistive technology is useful if you're over 18 and:
- You have reduced mobility.
- You have regular falls or have become at risk of falls.
- You want to remain independent in your own home
What types of digital and assistive technology are available?
We can provide a variety of digital and assistive technology including:
- Call pendants - to be worn on your wrist or around your neck, they allow you to call for help at the touch of a button and connect you to a monitoring team.
- Fall detectors - usually worn on your wrist, they can detect when you have had a fall and will send an alert to a monitoring team so help will never be far away.
- Medication alarms and reminders - so you can keep track of what medications you need to take without assistance.
- Movement sensors - can let your carer know if there are any unexpected movements around the house so they can come to help.
Can I see how digital and assistive technology works?
You can view a range of the digital and assistive technology we have available and see how everything works at our 'Smart House' based at The Hub Alkrington.
If you're interested in visiting our 'Smart House', you can book an appointment by:
- Email: TheHubAlkrington@rochdale.gov.uk
- Phone: 0300 303 8886
- Get directions to The Hub Alkrington on Google Maps to see how our digital and assistive technology works.
How do I get digital and assistive technology in my home?
You don't need to be under our care to get any of the digital and assistive technology we offer.
Use the contact details on this page to get any of the digital and assistive technology we offer. We'll listen to your needs and help you choose what equipment is right for you.
We'll arrange delivery and installation and you'll be talked through how everything works.
We'll call you after installing any equipment so you can ask any questions or report any problems.
How much does it cost?
Most of our digital and assistive technology is free and provided by our adult care service.
Some of the technology we may recommend is from services that aren't managed by us. There will be a charge for these services, such as Careline.
How to report a fault
Please get in touch with us using the details on this page if you:
- Need to report a fault with your equipment
- Have any queries about using your equipment
Where possible, we aim to fix any faults or arrange replacement equipment within 7 working days.
What if my circumstances change?
Get in touch with us using the contact details on this page if you already have any equipment from us and, you need to change what support you receive or you no longer need your equipment.