Posts tagged Independent living
ANCOR Pushes for Change

ANCOR’s statement marks a pivotal moment for providers seeking to keep up with changing resources and for states that face long waiting lists. SimplyHome's Jason Ray explains why this is such a big moment for ANCOR: “ANCOR is not merely saying that incorporating technology is important -- they’re saying it is a requirement for providers to remain sustainable in the future and to meet the requirements of the HCBS final rule and Olmstead."

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Who Are You?

As a company that values people, we want to do more than create outcomes with technology. We also want to provide a platform for voices to be heard so others can be inspired by the passions, visions, and courage these individuals have to share. Check out our latest video where the individuals we work with tell us WHO they are and WHAT they want.

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SimplyHome System Powered by Aeris Receives 2015 Telehealth Award

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition for creating innovative products that are working towards the advancement of healthcare," said Jason Ray, SimplyHome VP of Business Development. "Our technology allows people the option to live where they want to live and the peace of mind to know that alerts will be sent and received quickly when help is needed."

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Meet Dakota

Dakota is a young man who desired to live on his own. Dually diagnosed with mental health issues and IDD, he had been hospitalized twice for aggressive behavior that injured other adults. Dakota’s mother, however, knew that with the right natural supports, he could live in a supported community setting rather than in a group home. His team agreed that given his behavioral challenges, living alone could actually be a better option than congregate living.

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Independent Living: Jackson Lockhart

“I want to live on my own.”  Jackson’s mother heard the words, but wasn’t sure her son understood what that meant.  After explaining to him that he would have to cook for himself, remember to take his medication, and get up on time for work, Jackson looked at her and repeated, “I want to live on my own.”

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What happens when I call SimplyHome?

We welcome any and all inquiries about how technology can be used to promote independence. Our process starts with a comprehensive assessment over the phone or in a home, followed by a detailed system recommendation.

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Give Technology A Try

Giving technology a try means doing research on what you or your loved one actually needs. Are you afraid of falling and not having the ability to call someone? Are you worried about taking medicine on time? Is wandering a concern for you? With the help of family and professionals, it is crucial to decide what your priorities look like.

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If You Build It, They Will Come

Funding over 42 dreams of higher education, Ruby's Rainbow is using University Participant Programs to bring students with Down Syndrome to college.

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The Power of Music

Playing a song from the past won't make it easier for patients to remember individuals, but it will cut down on stress.

In patients with Alzheimer's disease, songs from the past can have an almost magical ability to trigger memories—even when someone previously couldn't recognize family members or even have a conversation.

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Meet Sarah with The Arc of Haywood County

Living independently also allows Sarah to be active in her community and walk to the library when she wants to. “Sarah loves her privacy and loves the peace and quiet of living alone. We have seen such a big difference in her behavior since she now has the freedom to make her own decisions,” says the Independent Living Coordinator.

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