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What is available
A huge range of aids and equipment have been developed to cover different needs:
- Mobility aids help with getting about and prevent falls
- Personal care aids help with personal activities such as showering and dressing
- Personal safety devices help you to let someone know if you are in trouble
- Home safety aids help with day-to-day activities in and around the home
- Bedding, seating and lifting equipment minimise pressure and skin problems and help with lifting
- Prosthetic and sensory aids replace a body part or function that is missing or not working properly
- Life support equipment assists with vital functions such as breathing and kidney dialysis
- Communication aids help people to who find it difficult to communicate their needs, to read or write without assistance or to use communications technologies
Help with finding and paying for the right equipment
Aids and equipment can be expensive and it can be difficult to work out what will best support the person you care for.
There are a number of programs that can help you with advice and costs. You can also contact our advisory line to discuss the best options for your individual situation: