What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals.
What is Respite?
Respite is temporary short-term relief to families and caregivers from the extraordinary and intensive demands of providing ongoing care in the home. Occasional relief supports family stability and well-being.
Why is AT important to caregivers?
Caregivers deal with stress, burnout, frustration, exhaustion, fatigue, chronic injury, and so much more on a DAILY basis. AT can provide more independence to the care recipient, resulting in a form of respite for the caregiver.
Let’s find AT devices to best serve your needs!
We can help if you or your loved ones struggle with daily activities because of:
- a vision impairment
- a hearing impairment
- a difficult time with self-feeding and/or drinking
- a difficult time remembering things
- the inability to dress yourself
- other barriers that challenge living independently
AT resources at UCP Huntsville
HTWC Resources: http://ucphuntsville.org/what-we-do/alabama-respite/htwc/resources/
HTWC Caregiver Apps: http://ucphuntsville.org/what-we-do/alabama-respite/htwc/apps-for-caregivers/
HTWC Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/ucphsv/helping-those-who-care
STAR Assistive Technology Online Loan Database: https://al.at4all.com