Posts tagged living independently
Fellow Technology Leader Therap features SimplyHome and CLC in New Video

Tech leader Therap features both SimplyHome and the Charles Lea Center in their newest video, which highlights the role of assistive technology in providing state-of-the-art, affordable, and person-centered care. The Charles Lea Center in Spartanburg, SC has worked with SimplyHome to pioneer the implementation of technology in their organization, one of the first in South Carolina.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Remaining in Your Home While Aging

Universal design is a concept quickly becoming embraced among homeowners of varying ages. The idea is to start making simple modifications now to your home, enabling you to remain in your home when your daily lifestyle needs and routines change.

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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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Dakota's Story

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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David's Vision

David's Vision is David's dream of one day building a log cabin for himself on some family property with his red pickup truck and coon dog by his side. The purpose of David’s Vision is to help others with I/DD to attain safe, affordable independent housing.

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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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“Deciding Who They Want To Be: Young Adults With Special Needs Make Transition From School”

While they are in school, people with special needs are entitled to certain services and supports. But after graduating, they enter what is often called a “non-entitlement system ” —that is, services are not guaranteed. As young adults prepare to leave the cocoon of school, their parents face questions familiar to anyone who has raised a child. Where will he live? How will she cover her living expenses? How much support will she need?

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SimplyHome Announces the Launch of Their Newest Product - The SimplyHome System: Empowered by Technology™
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