SimplyHome's enabling technology helps individuals live independently and create opportunities by detecting and prompting their activities of daily life.
Caregivers can receive real-time remote alerts only when a concern arises, or assistance is required.
Who Can Benefit?
Those who are aging or living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias
Those who live in a supported living setting, on their own, or in transitional settings
Those supported by staff around the clock for "just in case” situations
Individuals with various disabilities or conditions, such as physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, or TBI survivors
What Results Can We Expect?
Opportunities for independence and self-determination
People can live a life of their choosing, where and with whom they choose
Enhanced safety features that promote peace of mind for the family and individual
Proactive rather than reactive staff responses
Eliminate unnecessary on-site staffing for “just in case” situations
Data and reporting features that demonstrate the effectiveness of the technology
What Technology Can Help?
A SimplyHome System, including components such as:
Door sensors on external doors to monitor entrance and exit
Motion sensors in living space to look for inactivity or falls
A panic or paging pendant to call for help
A medication dispenser for medication adherence
What Types of Alerts Can Be Set Up?
Here are some sample situations in which staff, family members, and the individuals themselves can receive alerts:
When a paging pendant is activated to call for help
When the medication dispenser door is/is not accessed promptly.
If a person has/has not left home during a specific period
If a caregiver or staff person has entered the home during a specified period (for example, after a paging pendant has been activated to call for help)
If no motion is detected in the home for a certain period
When setting up a new supportive technology system, we focus on the individual’s priorities and goals for himself or herself first, then seek to address caregiver concerns.
Stephanie is a young woman with autism who wanted to live alone because having roommates created stress and adverse behavioral outcomes for her. Stephanie had many of the skills necessary to live independently. However, her mother had some concerns about Stephanie not getting up for work in the morning, as well as potentially wandering at night.
To support Stephanie's independence while alleviating her mother's concerns, we set up a remote support system that included door and motion sensors to monitor Stephanie's movement in her home and her entry/exit. If Stephanie doesn’t trigger the sensors by a particular time in the morning, her mother calls her to make sure she is up and ready for work. The door sensor allows Stephanie's mother to know that Stephanie is going to and from work, as well as if she is trying to leave during late evening hours.