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You can increase or reduce the size of the text by clicking the up or down buttons on the toolbar at the top of the ADL Smartcare website. The text can be increased by up to 3x its original size.

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Click this button to change to a different typeface. There is a choice between serif, sans-serif and comic sans fonts.

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The ADL Smartcare Limited website has a variety of different themes to choose from including a high-contrast colour scheme. You can also view the website in a text-only format.

Reading ruler option

Reading Ruler

The reading ruler is to assist you with reading the website. The ruler will follow the movements of your mouse cursor, covering the space above and below to make it easier to read one line at a time.

The dictionary tool

Dictionary

If you double click on a word, you will be able to view its definition from the Macmillan Dictionary. When you double-click on a word, a window opens which lists the different ways a word is used. Pick the most suitable usage and you will be able to read its definition.

If you want to look up words not on this website, you can do this at Macmillan Dictionaries Online.

You also have the option to view the website in a different language. Click on the "Select a language" box and pick a language from the list displayed.

Screen reader

Screen Reader

For blind and visually impaired users we recommend NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access), a free "screen reader" application which reads the text on the screen in a computerised voice. This tool can be used on a variety of different programmes on your computer - not just your web browser or the Smartcare website.

You can control what is read to you by moving the cursor to the relevant area of text with a mouse or the arrows on your keyboard.

Click on the screen reader icon on the tool bar for more information and a link to download the programme on to your computer.

ADL LifeCurve™ logo

The ADL LifeCurve™ is a tool developed by ADL Research and Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing which is used to map age related functional decline. It provides a framework for understanding the most appropriate stage to intervene and which interventions are most effective. As ADL Products are continually updated with this emerging understanding we have the ability to match individuals with the right products, services and advice that can help them slow the rate of age related decline. The LifeCurve™ gives older adults the independence to live better for longer.

The Benefits

  • Provides intelligence-driven routes into services.
  • Mapping helps triage individuals into relevant services.
  • Evidentially measure how local population is ageing.
  • Measure impact of local early intervention and prevention.
  • Use statistical analysis to underpin evidential approaches.
  • Access up-to-date research around age-related decline.
  • Analysis of impact of wide range of public/3rd sector interventions.
LifeCurve graph

Research shows that early intervention and prevention is most effective with those who are in the early stages of age-related functional decline. By using the LifeCurve™, you can meet the requirements of the Care Act with supported assessments that enable you to provide better outcomes and best practice guidance.

The LifeCurve™ is backed by thousands of real-time assessments, a dataset with over 200 areas of need and the continual building of those datasets through our extensive network of Allied Healthcare professionals.

Local authorities can also use the LifeCurve™ to target personalised re-activation, compensatory equipment and care services at specific points in a person's life. The software's features allow you to review services and the impact of your decisions from signposting services and measure the ongoing savings.

Localisation of the ADL LifeCurve™ and Insight

Subscribing organisations can opt to localise the outcomes shown by the LifeCurve™, directing members of the public to local schemes, 3rd sector organisations, prevention services, self-assessment and into existing mainstream services. An organisation can target specific services for a period and then adjust if and when their populations’ journeys change.

In addition to this, organisations taking any of the additional expert assessment apps packages, can effectively triage people into these capacity building services such as telephone or clinic assessments, reserving the professional home visits for those in most need.

With 6 monthly review sessions included as part of this package, organisations can understand more about the impact and effectiveness of the interventions chosen, the projected cost savings based on early intervention and analysis of gaps in the current service offering.

Access to Insight:

By default, the data collected from the ADL LifeCurve™ within the platform is accessed only by ADL Smartcare. By purchasing the "Localisation of ADL LifeCurve™ and Insight", not only can the subscribing organisation localise the outcomes but they can access the insight produced. This allows the organisation to see where their population is positioned, what budgets could be needed in the future and how services can be targeted to key groups.

Please note this insight is dependent on the number of people using the service, and where they are, the rate of functional decline etc. Whilst every effort will be made to provide as much useful insight as possible, no specific outcomes can be guaranteed.