Support without Intrusion: SimplyHome and the UCP NYC Summit
"For so many people I meet, it is their support systems, not their support needs, that create the challenge."
We're excited to announce that our New York Partner, Meghan O'Sullivan, is presenting today at 2:30pm ET on behalf of SimplyHome at this week's United Cerebral Palsy of New York City's Family Connect Summit. "Addressing Today and Preparing for the Future" is being held at the New York Academy of Medicine and focuses on future changes and embracing technology.
Meghan will address the technology supports SimplyHome offers, including remote support and medication management. Most importantly, she’ll touch on why it’s so important for the industry to move into this direction of independence through technology.
The shift to technology to provide support calls for a fundamental change. “It is the role of the organization to support the individual as a team member in achieving their desired outcomes,” says Meghan.
What is Assistive Technology?
The U.S. Assistive Technology Act of 2004 defines it as: “Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.”
At SimplyHome, it’s providing support without intrusion.
Meghan mentions the SimplyHome System providing remote support – How does this work?
The SimplyHome system uses sensors and a base unit (which can be setup via internet or a cellular connection) to notify contacts of specific activity pertaining to doors, windows, stoves, etc. For example, an individual might have stove sensors in place to help notify staff or family if the stove is being turned on in the middle of the night.
How are remote supports implemented?
SimplyHome assesses the needs of the individual and creates customized, effective supports based on those needs. Once the sensors are installed, SimplyHome continues to provide ongoing 24/7 Customer Service.
Are you stuck in an old system?
There are effective funding options we’re happy to speak with you about, as well as an innovative team at SimplyHome to help you navigate how you can provide the path to independence for individuals.
Many of the stories we tell about individuals utilizing our technology to live independently are presented as a challenging story, but as Meghan says, “...for so many people I meet, it is their support systems, not their support needs, that create the challenge.”
To learn more about SimplyHome, contact our Customer Service team toll free at (877) 684-3581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.