Evidence from carers who use technology shows that the right support can impact positively on carers’ lives and help to counteract some of the more challenging aspects of caring. Many of us use technology in our everyday lives, but seven out of ten people don’t think of technology when it comes to caring.
Those aged 45 – 54, the age people are most likely to be a carer and those over 55 were less likely than other age groups to be using technology to support with care. Men were significantly less likely (25%) than women (33%) to use health and care technology.
The Digital Health and Care Alliance (DHACA) has put together a ‘toolkit’ for all commissioners and professionals from both health & social care to help them to advise carers how to care more effectively through the beneficial use of technology. Its aim is to bring users up to speed, quickly.
DHACA is a non-profit sector-led organisation that furthers the cause of digital health and care systems in the UK and Europe, championing scalability and interoperability.
This resource was published during the 'Caring & Learning' special focus week.
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