A recent article in The Guardian has announced that improved technology helps older people to keep living independently in their own homes, something that all of us should be entitled to as we get older. The paper has announced that there is a “growing drive” to integrate social care with housing provision.
Such technological devices as curved stairlifts, walk in baths and rise and recline chairs are all incredibly helpful in helping us keep living independently in our homes, making it easy to carry on with simple pleasures, such as soaking in a bath and relaxing in the living room with a book, even if we find moving a little more difficult.
Another device which the Guardian article highlights is a fall trigger which can be worn on the waist. The small alarm is triggered if a fall occurs and will alert the necessary people to get help as soon as possible. Overall, the creation and popularity of these devices shows our growing desire to live independently as we grow older.
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