This page is designed to answer the following questions:
- 3.1 Analyse everyday situations where assistive technology solutions can be supportive to an individual and others (Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, Facilitate Support Planning to Ensure Positive Outcomes for Individuals and to Support Well-Being)
NOTE: Although this page has been marked as complete, it has not yet been peer-reviewed or quality-assured, therefore it should be considered a ‘first draft‘ and any information should be fact-checked independently.
For this assessment criterion, you will be required to analyse everyday situations where assistive technology solutions can be supportive to an individual and others.
Assistive technology solutions are systems or devices that support the independence and wellbeing of individuals
Some examples of assistive technology solutions include:
- Scheduled prompts/reminders – e.g. to remind an individual with dementia to take their medication
- Triggered prompts/reminders – e.g. a sensor on a doormat to remind the individual to lock their door
- Medication pillboxes/blister packs – e.g. date-labelled or auto-dispensed so that an individual knows whether they have already today’s medication
- Taking mats – a visual communication aid to help individuals with communication difficulties to express themselves
- Adapted kitchen utensils – e.g. large-handled cutlery that are easier to grip