If you are coping with sight loss, hearing or both (even though you wear glasses/hearing aids) or if you have difficulty with everyday tasks such as:
You may wish to find out about equipment or adaptations to help you in your home
If you have a district nurse or therapists involved in your care they can provide advice and may be able to offer some equipment to help you.
If you need more than just equipment you may need to consider Telecare services. Telecare provides support and reassurance to you, family and carers. It uses wireless sensors monitored by a call centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can provide an early warning that, for example, a person:
Telecare can also give an early warning if there is:
Systems can be designed to suit the needs of the individual using them.
If you think you, a family member or friend needs adult social care support please see getting our support information.
You may be contacted by the Occupational Therapy service who can advise on services that help people remain in their own homes for as long as they want to.
If you are eligible, we can recommend equipment and provide you with a prescription to obtain simple equipment from local retailers (external link) across Lancashire. This gives you more choice and control over the type of equipment you can choose and where you get it from.
If you are eligible you will be assessed for Telecare and where appropriate a suitable system installed. This will include a pendant to enable you to easily call for help, 24 hours a day from anywhere in your home, and at least one other sensor, for example a smoke detector, depending on your needs. To enable Telecare to be installed you will need to have a working telephone landline and a power socket within six feet of the main telephone socket in your home.
You can buy your own equipment or Telecare without coming to us. For more advice contact:
Lancashire County Council is not responsible for services that the NHS is required to provide. For example; wheelchairs, beds and walking aids.
If your needs are mostly health related the NHS is responsible for supporting you.
For more information see 'NHS Choices What is NHS continuing healthcare' (External link).