3.2 Analyse assistive living technology for an individual in terms of: a. benefits, b. risks, c. challenges

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Facilitate support planning to ensure positive outcomes for individuals and to support well being
Learning outcome: Understand the value of assistive living technology in developing a support plan
Assessment criteria: 3.2 Analyse assistive living technology for an individual in terms of: a. benefits, b. risks, c. challenges

  • When considering the use assistive technology, the benefits, risks and challenges should be analysed to ensure that it is fit for purpose
  • E.g. an individual that is unable to talk after having a stroke may wish to use an electronic communication device. A benefit may be that they can communicate independently, A risk may be that become reliant on the technology, which impacts their rehabilitation. A challenge might be the time and effort it takes to learn how to use the technology effectively.

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