Household tasks and personal care equipment


Kitchen equipment

  • Items which can help with cooking include: easy to see measuring jugs, talking kitchen scales, talking measuring jugs, talking microwave ovens and automatic pan stirrers, some of these will need a tablet or smartphone to control them.
  • Simple items which can help include easy grip mugs, Anti spill/anti-slip cups, cups with built-in straws, two handled kettles, bottle openers, non-slip plates and ring pull can openers.
  • Smart kettles allow you to time when your kettle turns on, as well controlling the temperature so you know how hot the water will be. You can use these with a home hubs and voice assistants as well as smartphones. Also available are kettle tippers and whistling microwave kettles.
  • Smart ovens, smart microwaves, talking microwaves, talking induction hobs and WIFI ovens allow you to control your oven, e.g. when to switch it on and for how long, using a smartphone or device. SGN can supply a locking cooker valve which can lock and unlock the gas supply to a cooker and you can also purchase talking induction hobs.
  • Cup or liquid level indicators can be put on the side of cups and then use audio or vibrations to say when the liquid is near the top of the cup.
  • Smart plugs can be used with any device that connects to mains power. Plug your kettle, hair dryer, iron etc into a smart plug and then turn it on or off from your smartphone or device or check that it has been turned off.
  • Smart washing machines can remember your laundry habits and suggest favourite cycles, as well as being able to let you schedule washes from anywhere.
  • Smart fridges and freezers allow you to connect remotely as well as control internal temperatures in case the door isn't closed properly.
  • Remote control sockets are controlled by a remote control and do not need a smartphone or device to control them.
  • Smart dishwashers allow you to monitor or choose wash cycles.

Cleaning

  • Robot vacuum cleaners which will vacuum for you can be operated from your smartphone or tablet as can ones which also have robot mops.
  • Smart window cleaners can help people who find it difficult to reach or balance on ladders.
  • Remote control sockets are controlled by a remote control and do not need a smartphone or device to control them.
  • Use Surrey Information Point to search for local services, groups and organisations which can help you with daily household task

Bathroom

  • Bath lifts can help people get in and out of the bath especially helpful for those with balance and mobility issues and shower seats/stools allow people to sit whilst having a shower, whilst bath boards can be used for people who can sit over the bath. These items following an assessment may also be loaned.
  • Grab rails can be used near the toilet, bath or shower to help with balance and support and folding and suction versions also available. Also available are anti-slip shower and bath mats.
  • Raised toilet seats and commodes are available .
  • Long-handled bathing aids are also available as well as wall mounted soap dispensers
  • Smart toothbrushes can check whether someone has brushed their teeth or how well they have brushed their teeth by connecting to an app on a tablet or smartphone.
  • Smart plugs can be used with hairdryers, or razors to help switch on and make sure they are switched off after use.
  • Call buttons are useful in places where falls can happen, e.g. bathrooms, and options include waterproof call buttons which can be used in the shower.
  • Sink overflow plugs can also be installed

Dressing

  • Various items are available to help people get dressed from simple items like shoe horns, long handled combs, button hooks and dressing sticks.
  • Wheelchair accessible clothing for wheelchair and scooter users is also available along with protective covers.
  • You can also purchase adaptive clothing including Velcro fastening clothing.
  • Smart plugs can be used with any device that connects to mains power. Plug your hair dryer, iron etc into a smart plug and then turn it on or off from your smartphone or device or check that it has been turned off.
  • Remote control sockets are controlled by a remote control and do not need a smartphone or device to control them. Plug your hairdryer, iron etc into one and control via remote control.
  • Use Surrey Information Point to search for local services, groups and organisations which can help with personal care in Surrey.

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