The HSE Memory Technology Resource Room is a room where people with memory difficulties can see and try a range of products to make independent living easier. It is located at St Patrick’s Community Hospital, Carrick on Shannon.
Who is it for?
The Memory Technology Resource Room is for people who would like to know more about products and devices that can help manage memory difficulties. Is is also a resource for staff working with or caring for people with memory difficulties or dementia.
How it helps
It can be much easier to be independent and safe within your own home when you have the right supports and equipment.
The Resource Rooms are set up to show you what equipment and technology is available. It gives tyou an opportunity to see and try out different devices and strategies to promote independence, safety and quality of life. It allows you to make sure that the devices or strategies work for you or your loved one.
Memory Technology & Tools
Many tools can be used to increase independence and safety at home. Telecare is one example of assistive technology. It makes it possible to monitor you, or your loved one, at home so that emergencies can be detected and responded to immediately. Sensors can include fall detectors, gas/heat cooker sensors, flood detectors and motion sensors.
Stand alone devices (that don’t need monitoring) can also be helpful and are low tech such as signs and prompts. The room has examples of how these can be used. The service also provides Quality of Life ideas such as life history nook or a personalised rummage box can make all of the difference to people living with dementia. The Independent Living Skills Suite has examples of these and advice on how to put these together. Leaflets & information on services and entitlements are also available.
Making a FREE appointment
Access to the Memory Technology Resource Room is fee of charge. You need to make an appointment to visit the Memory Technology Resource Room. Some details will be taken and an appointment arranged to meet and discuss your needs.
Please call Mary at 071 96 50133 to make an appointment
During your appointment…an occupational therapist will meet with you to identify the strengths and weaknesses with you memory and offer suggestions and strategies to overcome day to day memory problems.
There is parking available at the grounds of the hospital. Please allow approximately 1 hour and 15 mins for your visit.
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If you would like to be notified of items that specifically affect patients, care and/or disability issues please get in touch with Leitrim PPN Resource Worker, Tracy Ferguson or any of the Leitrim PPN Secretariat or Reps.
Ph: 087 183 1253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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