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In these pages our Occupational Therapist gives equipment advice and describes the equipment that you can try at our demonstration centre.

See the categories below for our Occupational Therapist advice and to find out about the equipment you can try at the Independent Living Centre.
Pill Reminder all in one app logo

Apps are being developed all the time, for use on your phone or tablet, to make everyday life easier to manage and promote independence and safety at home and when out and about. The ILC Occupational Therapists, along with the app review team made up of community therapists, social workers and visual/hearing impairment officers, have undertaken their own internal assessments of the apps before adding them to the website. These Apps are produced and maintained by third parties and any access and use of this app constitutes acceptance by you of the Terms and Conditions. See our Apps Disclaimer.

The apps displayed here include apps for: medication management, managing daily living tasks, carers, memory support, staying safe, and hearing or sight difficulties. If you are looking for apps to aid recovery and rehabilitation from a medical condition, please follow the link to the mytherappy website, for more information https://www.my-therappy.co.uk/

bathlifts

On this page our Occupational Therapists give advice about identifying bath, shower and toilet equipment to help you stay independent and safe. You can talk to our Occupational Therapists in confidence and try out different equipment and techniques at our demonstration centre, to make the bathroom safer.

Bed options

On this page our Occupational Therapists give advice about equipment for safety and comfort in bed and equipment that may help you to get in and out of bed independently. Including equipment that we have at our demonstration centre that you can come and try.

Trousers with alternative fasteners

On this page our Occupational therapists give advice about techniques, designs, adaptations and equipment to help you get dressed independently.

A range of cups, bottles and cutlery

On this page our Occupational Therapists give advise on equipment and gadgets to make eating and drinking easier for you. You can try this equipment at the Independent Living centre.

A range of kitchen accessories including a kettle, easy hold knives, dycem mat

On this page our Occupational Therapists give advice about equipment that can make it easier for you to prepare food and drinks at home, and describe the gadgets that you can try at our demonstration centre.

Gardening tools, handy bar, remote controls

On this page our Occupational Therapists give advice about equipment that can help you get on with work and leisure activities at home or in the community and about the equipment that you can try at our demonstration centre to support your hobbies and interests.

scooters

On this page our Occupational Therapists give advice about keeping mobile and about the equipment that you can try at our demonstration centre to support and maintain your mobility.

Chair selection

On this page our Occupational Therapists give advice about identifying the right size chair for you and the equipment at our demonstration centre that you can try, to support you when sitting and to get in and out of your chair safely.

TECS reminder equipment

On this page our Occupational Therapists give advice about Technology Enabled Care and Support (TECS) equipment and the gadgets and devices that you can see at our demonstration centre.

Laptop

Devon County Council asked us to help to create a self assessment tool for Devon residents to identify equipment to help at home. Most sections of the assessment process will lead back to the information on our Independent Living Centre website. Please do email or phone our Occupational Therapy team for individual advice and information or to arrange an appointment to try the equipment for yourself.

Take self assessment
For professionals

The NHS Occupational Therapists at the ILC provide an equipment specialist resource for people in Devon who want solutions to maintain their independence, safety and mobility. Find out more about equipment training, innovations, news reviews and reference materials.

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