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Assistive Technology and Home Modifications

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Assistive technology and home modifications make life easier when best suited to your unique needs and goals.

Assistive Technology and Home Modifications

Assistive Technology: This is any tool, device, software or system that improves, maintains or increases a person's function and independence. There are a range of low-tech and high-tech devices and equipment to explore.

Home Modifications: This can be anything that increases the safety and accessibility of a home including things like ramps, roll-in showers, lowered counter tops and lifts. Some modifications are low-cost and easily made while more sophisticated modifications may require a professional contractor.

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS): These systems provide access to help 24-hours a day, seven days a week, usually at the touch of a button. They can range from simple wearable accessories to an advanced network of monitors and sensors.

Cell Phone Access: A smartphone is capable of performing a wide range of services that can make your life easier. For older adults and people with disabilities, a cell phone is another way to access vital services and supports.

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