Technology to help you live independently at home is becoming increasingly common. It provides a convenient, discreet way to get help when you need it or to monitor your health.

This factsheet looks at:

Telecare – including devices such as personal alarms, smoke and temperature alarms, and sensors to detect falls

Telehealth – services to monitor health conditions, reducing the need to visit a GP

Smart technology - consumer electronics to reduce your support needs

Assistive and inclusive technology - equipment to make everyday tasks easier.