Smart life in Fife
- Created: Thursday, 12 July 2018 20:57
Fife's online self-assessment tool
"Live independently for longer"
People often worry about getting older and want to stay at home independently for as long as possible.
Research shows early intervention and prevention is most effective in the initial stages of ageing, and where intervention are specific to the person's needs. Currently, Health and Social Care services often don't see people until they are in crisis.
To help prevent this, Fife has an online self-assessment tool called 'Smart Life in Fife'. It allows people to make choices, take control and self-manage their health and mobility at an earlier stage.
Smart life in Fife is for people who are beginning to have difficulties at home. The website offers advice, services, recommendations, and also lists the equipment available on loan from Five Community Equipment Store.
Simple online system
The online system allows you to select the area of the home where you or your family members are having difficulties. You are guided through an easy step by step assessment process to identify what solutions might be best for you
You may be given:
- Advice regarding exercise añd ageing well
- Links to local amenities such as "On Your Doorstep" and "Fife Direct"
- Links to local and national assistive equipment providers
- Links to general health information via "NHS inform"
- Loan equipment from Fife Community Equipment Store
- A recommendation that you require a face to face assessment
"You can use it yourself or ask a family member to help you"
Smart life in Fife
The system behind Smart life in Fife is based on validated scientific research and extensive testing. It focuses on activities of daily living such as bathing, getting around and housework. It also provides access to a wide range of professional advice and recommendations on home safety, local amenities and general health information.
By addressing issues at an early stage, everyday activities can be made easier and people will live more independently at home longer.
In order to stàrt your self-assessment go to:
To sign up and create an account you will need an email address and a Fife postcode.
All personal date on the system is held in accordance with the "Data protection Act 1998" but does not cover third party websites linked to Smart life in Fife.
Social Work Contact Centre
Tel: 03451 55 15 03
The above information is from a Fife Health and Social Care Partnership pamphlet I picked up at my Doctors practice
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