Supporting Independent Living Essay

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SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSIGNMENT GUIDE TASK 1 – Essay Word count: 1000 Using Case study 1 • Explain how technology can be used to support users of health and social care services in living independently. To answer this question: • Define independent living (reference properly) • Explain who the users of health and social care services are • Explain the meaning of assistive technology in health and social care • Describe the assistive technologies provided to Sally to live independently ( Case study 1) and the support they provided • Analyse barriers to the use of technology to support users of health and social care services in living independently. To answer this question: • Mention and explain barriers of assistive technologies in supporting independent living in Health and Social Care practice • Explain the challenges Sally (Case study 1) is likely to face in using the assistive technology she was provided with • Explain how barriers to the use of assistive technology in supporting independent living can be limited • Explain the benefits of these technologies to health and social care organisations and their users. To answer this question: • Explain the benefits of assistive technology to users of health and social care and their carers (family, friends) • Explain how Sally (case study 1) benefited from the assistive technology she was provided with • Explain the advantages of assistive technologies to health and social care organisations (example, care homes, hospital, schools) TASK 2 - Essay Using case study 1 Word count: 1000 2.1 Explain health and safety considerations in the use of technologies in health and social

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