A specialised Smart Flat, showing all the assistive technology available to people in their own homes is open to the public later this week.
The flat is fully kitted out with flood detectors, bed and chair pressure mats, fall detectors, medication reminders and property exit sensors.
Alongside the sensors there is also a lifeline machine which is linked to the lifeline control centre, operating 24 hours a day.
Elaine Holtby, assistive technology project co-ordinator, said: “The aim of the Smart Flat is to show people the range of items we can offer and how these can fit into a real home situation.
“Our Lifeline users can choose to opt in or out of any of these added extras and the open day is an opportunity for us to show members of the public and our staff members what we can do to help people stay safely in their own home.”
The open day is on Thursday 12 July at Applegarth Court extra care scheme, Applegarth Lane in Bridlington between 10am and 4pm.
Elaine added: “Everyone is welcome to come along, to see the Smart Flat and how many different ways we have of using assistive technology to help people remain in their own homes.”