Our partner, NRS Healthcare , has a wide range of aids and devices. You can buy similar equipment from other retailers.
Steps, stairs and moving around your home
- You can buy ramps and hand rails to help with steps and stairs.
- Some people choose to move to a more suitable home, such as a bungalow.
- If you have the space and facilities you could choose to live downstairs.
- Depending on your home and circumstances, a stairlift may be an option.
Find out more about adaptations to your home.
Wheelchairs and walking aids
A wheelchair might be the right equipment to help you remain independent - either short term or longer term. You can talk to your GP for initial advice.
If you are already a wheelchair user, you can contact the local wheelchair service directly for reassessment, repair and maintenance, and advice.
Telephone: 0808 169 9633
Email: [email protected]
Website: AJM Healthcare
Your GP can also talk to you about a wide range of walking aids, such as frames. These can help to to remain independent and keep doing the things you enjoy. You can also buy mobility aids yourself.
Safe and Well support - including occupational therapist
Safe and Well Cambridgeshire provides information and advice on a range of equipment and devices. Go online to use a questionnaire to help identify things that might help you, or telephone 01480 415 719 to talk to an occupational therapist.
Community alarms and detectors (Lifeline)
There are various community alarm services in Cambridgeshire (sometimes referred to as Lifeline/Life Line). A community alarm is a pendant alarm in your home which, when pressed, contacts a response centre to notify the service that you need help. A community alarm service can contact the emergency services and arrange for a GP, district nurse, next of kin, or named key holder to visit or help you. Some providers also offer a Key Safe so that trusted people can access your home in an emergency.
If you have a community alarm or lifeline, you can benefit from non emergency support from the Enhanced Response Service
Assistive Technology Smart Flat - Peterborough
An Assistive Technology flat, designed to showcase how the latest technology can support independent living, is at Kingfisher Court, Peterborough.
The equipment is fully operational from voice activated bed sensors, to property exit sensors and medication reminders. The Lifeline personal alarm system is also live so you can see how the control centre responds to calls.
For more information please email [email protected] .