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Communication Aids

Amazon Echo Dot

This is a voice activated device that has many features and skills. A few examples being:

1. It can be used to set prompts such as taking medication, having a drink of water.

2. It can help you to keep in contact with loved ones by using the device as a phone.

3. You can ask it questions to find out what the weather forecast is, what the traffic situation is or to keep up with the news, etc.

Telephone with Photos

This telephone is especially helpful for people with dementia or limited dexterity or cognitive impairments. You can simply store a telephone number against a familiar face in the photo compartment, then to dial simply press the photo button.

Large Button Mobile Phone

An easy to use, robust, pay as you go mobile phone. The separated keys are large, the screen is clear and the volume is clear and loud. It also has an SOS button on the back for use in an emergency.

Memory Aids

The TabTime Super 8

The TabTime Super 8 is a small alarmed pill dispenser, designed with portability and practicality in mind, to help ensure that medication is taken on time. It has 8 daily alarms (both audio and visual) and 8 numbered tablet compartments.

Talking Watch

This watch announces the time and date in an English voice and includes an optional alarm and/or hourly announcement. It is radio controlled, which means it receives a signal from the radio transmitter, which enables the time and date to set and regularly update automatically. This is particularly useful when the clocks change in the spring and the autumn

Talking Clock

This clock has a clear, easy to see white face with illuminous hands and has a talking function which announces time, date and day of the week when a button on the top is pressed. It also has a light which comes on when this button is pressed.

Analogue Day/Night Wall Clock

This clock has a basic analogue design with an image disc that rotates with the hour hand. The image changes depending on the time, showing a blue sky with the sun during the daytime, a dark blue sky with stars and the moon at night. Additionally, in large letters it says Day, Night and in smaller letters, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Night.

Digital Clock with Day and Date

This clock is specifically designed for people with memory loss, visual impairment and Dementia. You can easily switch between the clock showing the time (12 & 24 hr) day, month and year or have it display “Now its Saturday Morning”.

Object Locator/Key Finder

People with memory issues can often mislay items around the home causing frustration. This gadget offers a simplistic solution. Simply attach the object locator (via key ring or velcro) to items such as keys, wallets, and purses. To find the missing object, press the corresponding label on the labelled remote control to activate the bleeper on the object locator.

Large Pill Dispenser

At the pre-programmed times, the dispenser carousel inside rotates, the alarm signal is heard and the correct dosage appears at the opening in the lid. The carousel has 28 compartments. The dispenser helps guard against not taking medication or overdosing. It can also be linked to a Lifeline Unit. A mini version is available that has 5 separate compartments which is useful for days out. Watch a video to find out more here.

Magiplug

This is a useful device which helps to prevent the risk of floods and scalds. It has a pressure release mechanism which is automatically activated to help prevent flooding. The plug also incorporates a heat sensitive pad that will change colour when the temperature reaches normally at around 32 – 41 degrees C. Watch a video to find out more here.

Eating & Drinking

Overbed table

Whether you are sitting in a chair or laying in a bed, if you need a mobile flat surface to use to put food and drink on, these tables definitely help. They are lightweight and provide a useful are which can be adjusted both in height and angle and have the added safety feature of raised rails on the side to prevent items from slipping.

Droplet Hydration Intelligence Kit

The Droplet is a hydration reminder system developed to remind you to drink and keep hydrated. The illuminating base gives a visual reminder to take a drink and it plays preset messages when it’s time to drink which can be personalised by loved ones. The timer can be set to activate at 20, 40 and 60 minute intervals. It has a soft glowing night light which makes the cup easy to locate at night. Watch the video below to find out more.

One Cup Hot Water Dispenser

This device dispenses one cup of boiling water at the touch of a button, so you only boil what you need. Variable dispenser – choose from nine cup sizes – plus manual stop facility for full control. This piece of equipment can be supplied under the Carer Equipment Service

Mobility Aids

Overbed table

Whether you are sitting in a chair or laying in a bed, if you need a mobile flat surface to use to put food and drink on, these tables definitely help. They are lightweight and provide a useful are which can be adjusted both in height and angle and have the added safety feature of raised rails on the side to prevent items from slipping.

Lightweight Wheelchair

These wheelchairs are made for ease of transportation and storage, being made of lightweight material which can be folded into compact size.

Rotary cushion

This soft padded rotary cushion is ideal for use on car seats to aid a smooth and easy swivel transfer. The underside is covered in an anti-slip material for added safety. (Please note : To ensure car insurance is not invalidated, it is advised that you inform your insurer of its usage).

Handy Bar

This equipment is useful to people who need help getting in and out of their cars. It inserts into the U-shaped catch on the car’s door frame. When in position, the Handy Bar creates a safe, solid support handle to help with standing. The Handy Bar also incorporates a Seat Belt Cutter and Glass Breaker to help leave a vehicle in the event of an accident. Watch a video to find out more here.

Tipping Frame for Pill Dispenser

A tipping frame can be supplied for those people with insufficient strength or limited dexterity to lift and dispense their medication. The tipping frame comes supplied with a bowl to catch the pills when it is tipped. The frame fits all Pivotell dispensers.

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