Posts in Aging in Place
Adapting Enabling Technology Over Time

Recently we received a phone call from a parent who was anticipating her son’s move to a new apartment. All of the sensors in his SimplyHome System would need to be transported and reinstalled, and some of his daily routines had changed, including what time he needs to go outside to wait for the transit bus. 

For the SimplyHome team, this is a chance to re-engage in a person-centered conversation with and about the individual: What are their current goals? What are their priorities for their life right now? What are their concerns? Are there other concerns that technology can help address? 

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Smart Home Technology: Independence Off the Shelf?

At SimplyHome, we love smart home technology. It’s exciting to watch new developments in smart tech unfold – from smart light bulbs to smart vacuums and smart ovens! With so many smart home options available, we’re not surprised by the question that we sometimes get: Can’t I just buy something off the shelf?

This is a great question. When is it the right thing to simply buy Grandma an Amazon Echo? Do you have to be tech-savvy to set up and use smart home devices? When do you need the level of customization that SimplyHome offers in its systems?

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Top 5 Websites that Highlight Apps for People with I/DD

In celebration of March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, today on our blog we want to share some of the best resources we’ve found as we seek to empower our clients with technology. Here, in no particular order, are SimplyHome’s top 5 websites that highlight awesome apps for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

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Intro to Enabling Technology: A Webinar for Alaska and Other States

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.

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Top 5 Reasons Voice-First Will Change the Future of Enabling Tech

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.

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SimplyHome Website Wins 2018 Caregiver Friendly Award

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.

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