Assistive Technology and Remote Supports

by | Apr 18, 2022

When you want to live independently, it is good to know you can reach out to others. For people with disabilities, Remote Supports can assist them in living the way they want to and provide support for their unique needs. 

What is Remote Supports? With SafeinHome, Remote Supports is 24/7 access to trained staff, combined with assistive and sensor technology to support people with disabilities to live the way they want to. Together, SafeinHome and the people we serve choose a support plan based on their desire and goals. The best thing about Remote Supports is that our staff are always there, and we’re not in the way when we aren’t needed.

Remote Supports uses Assistive Technologies. But, what is Assistive Technology, and how does it support independent living? Assistive Technology devices are used to increase the capabilities of people with disabilities when they are at home or participating in the community. Designed to be non-restrictive, our services allow us to provide support while increasing the privacy and space of the person served.

SafeinHome utilizes over sixty types of technology including assistive devices which increases the capabilities of the support staff to provide service and it also increases the capability of the person supported to live more independently.

The Geocomm is a pocket-sized GPS device. Chris wears one on a lanyard when he goes to the movies. If Chris gets lost on the way home, he can use his Geocomm to call SafeinHome remote staff or other support people. They can guide Chris to get home safely and talk about the movie for the whole trip home.

The Seizure Wrist Band that Sally* wears makes her feel safe. If Sally has an epileptic seizure, the band will alert her remote support staff who will verify whether it is happening or just a false alarm.  If it is happening, the staff will follow the requirements of the care plan for such an event. It is nice to know that there is always someone available so that Sally can keep living her life the way she wants to.

Assistive Tech is not the only thing Remote Supports offers. SafeinHome sensors can be set up in the home too. A sensor might shut off the stove if it has been on for too long or alert staff if moisture is detected in the bathroom. This way, the people we serve can live the life they want, but with the support, they need and want. It’s no different than the electronic gadgets people use to remind themselves of daily tasks like taking medication or turning off the oven.

Discover how Remote Supports can assist you or your loved one live the life they want.  Call us to get more information. We would love to hear from you.

*Real name not used to protect privacy.

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