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Mobility and equipment

You can often stay independent with simple tools or pieces of equipment, such as easy-grip kitchen equipment, walking sticks and handrails in your home. 

Equipment can also help with bigger issues, for example, hoists to help you get on and off chairs or toilets, or in and out of the bath or bed.


Telecare are small pieces of electronic equipment which can automatically tell if you have a problem and raise an alarm.

There are GPS trackers which can let your family know that you are safe even if you wander and automatic pill dispensers which help you take the right tablets at the right time.

You may also be able to have monitoring devices that check whether you have left the house. These are useful if you have a health condition, such as dementia, that causes confusion and wandering.