You might already have technology in your home that can help too, like smart phones, computers and other electronic devices.
Online shopping on your computer or tablet, for example, means you can avoid queuing and carrying heavy bags. If you're a carer, it can also free up valuable time.
Using free services like Skype or FaceTime means you can video-call friends, relatives or health and care professionals.
Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets can help families organise and share care and manage emergencies, for example through group messaging and shared calendars.
Carers find support from other carers through various online groups and forums, letting them stay connected to people and share experiences.
The information was last updated on: 15th February 2016