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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Caregiver Assitive Technologies {Purdue edu}

Rural Caregivers - Assistive Technology
For caregivers, assistive technology, especially aids for daily living (ADLs), can make a world of difference in the lives of the individuals they care for. Whether it is modified utensils, dressing and grooming aids, or mobility aids, these devices give a person more independence to do tasks they otherwise would not be able to do with out assistance. For caregivers, assistive technology can make the job of caring for a loved one much easier.

There are many places for caregivers to turn for assistance. There are many companies that sell difference assistive devices as well as many professionals who are available to offer advice, share their knowledge and offer technical assistance.

Caregiver Resources http://cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu/~bng/BNG/Caregiving/assistivetech.html