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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................................1TASK 1.......................................................................................................................................................11.1.....................................................................................................................................................11.2.....................................................................................................................................................21.3.....................................................................................................................................................3TASK 2.......................................................................................................................................................42.1.....................................................................................................................................................42.2.....................................................................................................................................................52.3.....................................................................................................................................................6TASK 3.......................................................................................................................................................83.1......................................................................................................................................................83.2.....................................................................................................................................................93.3...................................................................................................................................................10CONCLUSION........................................................................................................................................11REFERENCES..........................................................................................................................................12
INTRODUCTIONSupporting independent life means providing disable or ill people with all the services andassistance that can help them to be independent. They report consists of various different casestudies in which it will focus on assistance technology in which it will define independent livingand the assistance services that can make it possible for the people to live without beingdependent on others. The assignment further focuses technology up gradation and their uses tosupport users of health and services in leading their life as an independent individual. It willinclude all the barriers that can come in away to assist technology. Further, it will depict theadvantages of these new reforms to assist the users. It focuses the light on 1974 case study to getclear idea of the legislation. It will further define points that are need to be consider while usingassistive technology. Moreover, Joseph's case study it will define its needs and will analyse andevaluate the use of technology.1.1Living independently, without being dependent on others are the conditions in which disabledperson can live their lives independently and can live their life with freedom, and dignity. Thereis no external control and same opportunities as individuals who are not disabled (Ahmad, 2015).This independent living enable the people with disabilities to make decisions about the assistanceand support they need to receive, their living arrangements and by allotting them rights for livingindependently without being depended on anyone (Van and et.al., 2017). The users of thisservices can be disabled person, physically handicapped, mentally challenged, individual withborne diseases, patients of heart disease, cancer patients, old age people, people with gradualfunctional decline etc.Assistive technology can be referred as an assistive device that is kind of computerized devicewhich helps the person with disability to perform functions more easily and comfortably in theworld. It maintains and improves functioning of a specially challenged and promote them to liveindependently. It enables people to live productive and healthy life which leads to independence1
and dignity. It reduces the need of long term care and support services. The examples of thistechnology are wheelchairs, scooters, orthotic devices, grap bars, prosthetic devices etc.Government Strategy, the government has introduced action plans to assist disabled people thisis the independent living strategy. Independent living strategyEquality Act 2010:this kind of act is beneficial for disabled person which covers employers,employees and workers as well as users like patients I health and social care company. Also, itinvolves job applicants and former employees. This covers people with disability and also thosewho are not disabled but who employers mistakenly believes to have disability.Mrs Mary Johnson lived in her own home in Northamptonshire. She had been widowed for 5years and lived alone in the house. She was becoming highly forgetful and disposition.Theassistance services provided to Mrs Mary Johnson were gas sensor and cut off valve. Radiosmoke detector which would detect the smoke in the house. Door alert for the back door whichwill alarm in case of any force entry. The other assistance that will be uses for Mary will belifeline tele care alarm that would be link to alarm service present in local community whichwill let them know in case of any emergency (Ienca, and et.al., 2017). The other assistancewould be calendar clock, picture telephone and automatic dispenser of pill that will be helpful formarry in entertainment and maintaining cleanness. This technology will help in living her lifealone without being dependent on other with ease and flexibility.1.2Assistive practical application is larger technique to develop independence handicappedindividual in taking care of their medicine or day to day actions. In Johnson's situation, helpfulpractical application can be beneficial to her as well as assistance in her wish to remain living athome. Therefore, her son installed various devices like gas sensor, radio smoke detector and dooralert for back door and lifeline telecare alarm unit etc. (Fischinger and et.al., 2016). Barriers toutilization of helpful practical application for children with aggregate inability and improving theoverall health. The individual cannot have enough info about the technology and they can findissues in available technology. Thus, individual can find tech costly which can be tough for them2
to bear it. For utilising of this kind of technologies, people can face many issues or barriers suchas:Complexity of Assistive Technology:It is the largest complexity while utilization of assistive technology is to improve the health andwellbeing of disable person. The design of assistive devices are simple but some other are verycomplex in function and design. The possibility of device happening become more likely withthe more complex design. This puts boundary on utilisation of helpful technologies as well asbelieving on assistivetechnology with life of people is not(Bedaf, Gelderblom and De Witte,2015). This kind of issue can be influenced on independently living in health care. There arehighly possibility while installing of these kinds of technologies like gas sensor, radio smokedetector etc. which can impact on healthcare of Johnson.Prices of Devices:High prices of assistive technology can be part of the complexity of this assistive technology.Few easy helpful practical application create complete well-being care procedure less costly.Some illustration of thus cost reduction of range of equipment available which are utilised inrecent and upcoming time period. While, more well-informed practical application are muchmore costly. In some cases, put in family in the condition of monthly payment for thetechnologies(Ahmad, 2015). This kind of issue can be influenced on independently living inhealth care. All kinds of technologies are very expensive which can be used by Johnson at herhome.Maintenance and control:Large level of maintenance and control of technology are also complexity which is not possiblefor disabled person and their family members It is the also big barrier to utilise the assistivetechnologies by Johnson within her home. Her son installed many assistive technology at thehome. But it is difficult to maintain and control these kinds of technologies because all devicesare very expensive. This kind of issue can be influenced on independently living in health care.Overcome barrier:3
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