A great introduction for anyone wanting to learn more about enabling technology. Takeaways from this insightful discussion include: real-life testimonials and success stories; shifting your focus onto outcomes, rather than gadgets; important industry terms like “dignity of risk” and “enabling technology”; insight into how technology and staff supports work together; how the SimplyHome process works.Read More
For many seniors, uprooting from home and transplanting to a new setting is their worst nightmare. For this 94-year-old nature lover and master gardener, it simply was never an option.Read More
In the last five years, especially with the arrival of the Amazon Echo in 2014, it has become increasingly obvious that Voice-First technology is going to change enabling technology completely. These speech-enabled interactions, designed for delivery through voice assistant software and voice-activated devices, have already begun to revolutionize care for people who are aging in place or living with disabilities.Read More
In the latest episode of the new podcast Edge of Aging, Cooper Linton and Nicole Clagett continue their conversation on in-home technology with Jason Ray, Chief Development Officer for SimplyHome.Read More
Chief Development Officer Jason Ray was interviewed on the latest episode of The Edge of Aging, a "snackable" podcast that re-imagines how we provide care for older adults and their caregivers. The podcast is hosted by caregiving experts Nicole Clagett and Cooper Linton. You can listen to the episode here.Read More
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - July 18, 2018 - PRLog -- SimplyHome, leading provider of innovative and affordable technology solutions for aging and disabled populations, announced today that the SimplyHome website, www.simply-home.com, was named a Today’s Caregiver Magazine Caregiver Friendly® Award winner. The SimplyHome website was honored in the Media category of the Caregiver Friendly awards, which are designed to celebrate products, services, books and media created with caregivers in mind.Read More
PR Newswire, Asheville, NC (July 16, 2018) – SimplyHome, LLC, announces the debut of the Check-in Service and Responder App for iOS and Android mobile devices. The latest addition to SimplyHome’s suite of enabling technology, the Check-in Service and Responder App allow provider organizations to verify care and easily manage a client’s circle of support.Read More
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It’s a question we hear often: Does my state cover assistive technology?
It’s not a surprising question: Working through pages and pages of waivers and other documents can make you feel like you are working in the dark.
As we work with providers, clients, families, and loved ones, most want to know if Medicaid funding can be used to implement assistive technology – and specifically, to use that technology to promote independence as a part of a life in the community. This is what we call enabling technology.Read More
In the state of Alaska, feeling connected can be a challenge, with neighbors sometimes miles away and reliable internet access often only available via satellite. Alaska is the least densely populated of all U.S. states and the state capital, Juneau, boasts a population of only 32,000.
But one service provider, REACH, has long been on a mission to connect the people they serve – many of whom have intellectual or developmental disabilities – with the services they need and the communities they live in.Read More
For the Alzheimer’s caregiver, assistive technology can create a stronger safety net for their loved one, allowing the caregiver to receive alerts when additional support is needed. These alerts can be sent to multiple family members, enabling families to distribute caregiving responsibilities and take better care of themselves and their loved ones.Read More