Overview Many people want to live in their own home for as long as possible. Care technology and daily living equipment may help you, or the person you're caring for, to stay independent for longer. Using these tools can help lots of people, but particularly if you're any of the following: disabled elderly suffering from illness or health conditions Daily living equipment is mostly manual equipment that can help you with day-to-day physical activities, such as getting dressed or cooking food. Care technology is digital equipment or software such as wearable alarms, video doorbells and communication aids. There are lots of options to meet your needs. You can buy equipment yourself from trusted suppliers. Some people can get help from the council, who can supply care technology.