Education & Consultation

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Is Your Organization Ready for Technology?

At SimplyHome, we believe that integrating technology is about more than installing equipment. Successful technology integration involves the education needed to implement new practices and achieve outcomes so that both individuals and the organization can thrive.

SimplyHome combines evidence-based practical recommendations with customized instruction and consultation to support your organization as you navigate transitions in programming, operations, and technology integration.

Before recommending specific services, we invite organizations to complete our online Organizational Self-Assessment. This tool will guide your team through the initial conversations and evaluations that occur as you transition into the implementation of technology.

Next, a SimplyHome representative will send a summary report describing the organization’s resources and readiness for technology integration, including areas for cultivating growth. The representative and the organization then discuss which of our education and consultation services would best support successful tech integration.

Online Education with SimplyHome

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Our online learning management system (LMS) does more than train organizations on basic information and skills. Our creative and interactive courses go deeper, introducing new ways of thinking. Each class includes brief learning modules, storytelling videos, and printable resources that are practical and applicable for the organization, families, community partners, and the individuals being served. Benefits of online learning include:

  • Less expensive than traditional offsite training opportunities, creating greater access to education for more people.

  • Self-directed pacing; people can take courses when they have time.

  • Staff do not have to be offsite for extended periods of time.

  • Everyone receives the same information through the same resource, creating a consistent message and supporting staff buy-in.

Additional Education Services

Webinars: In addition to our LMS courses, we provide instruction and consultation through scheduled webinars. These are offered through an online conference service and can be recorded.

On-site Education: Some organizations prefer to begin the technology integration process with an onsite visit that includes education for staff, families, and/or community partners. Typically, this visit is paired with on-site consultation as well.

Consultation

SimplyHome and its affiliated company, Community Management Initiative, Inc. (CMI), specialize in corporate revitalization and service model implementation through consultation and direct management. Our team’s experience uniquely qualifies us to empower your organization’s operations, programs, and business models. Our team includes a diverse group of individuals engaging a unique, holistic approach to education and consultation. Areas of expertise include business development and management, engineering and technology, care management and service planning, as well as education and adult learning.


Learning Management Course Catalog - 2019

Introduction to SimplyHome

This complimentary webinar introduces organizations to the SimplyHome team and to the process we developed to engage new service providers.

Fundamentals Course

The Fundamentals Course has four modules:

1. Introduction to Enabling Technology

This module outlines the purpose, outcomes, and benefits of integrating enabling technology into community supported living.

2. Best Practices in Community Supported Living and Enabling Tech

This module is designed to prepare organizations for the successful integration of technology into community supported living. Topics include person-centered planning, assessment, system design, priorities and outcomes, ethics and transition.

3. Becoming a Technology First Organization

This module introduces the term “technology first” and how organizations can embody this new approach to providing supports by integrating technology into their existing program model.

4. You. Me. Technology. Roles & Responsibilities of the CSL Team

A module detailing the roles and responsibilities of direct support professionals, management/leadership team, and community partners as they integrate technology into service programming and community supported living (CSL) opportunities.

Technology Integration for Organization Staff

This three-part supplemental course is ideal for direct support staff, managers and supervisors, administrators, board members, and other important stakeholders.

1. Technology Integration: Communicating the Commitment

Communication is key when implementing programmatic change in an organization. This module examines the talking points necessary for preparing families, staff, the community, and the individuals you support.

2. Technology Integration: The Culture of Change

As technology is integrated, your organization’s culture of care will evolve. This module helps your organization’s leadership and staff communicate why change is necessary and how it positively impacts both the individuals served and the people supporting them.

3. Technology Integration: Operations and Sustainability

This module offers valuable insight and evidence-based strategies for preparing your organization for technology integration. Topics include developing your organization’s Technology Plan, mitigating risk, and accessing funding options.

The Role of Circle of Support Members

This three-part supplemental course is ideal for support coordinators, care managers, transition specialists, clinicians, and other members of the circle of support.

1. Communicating with Individuals and Families about Enabling Technology

Communication is key when preparing self-advocates, families and/or conservators for the integration of technology into the service plan. This module provides talking points and offers suggestions for those conversations.

2. Navigating Waivers, Medicaid, and Enabling Technology

This module was designed to offer practical tips for understanding how to access and fund enabling technology through state Medicaid waivers.

3. Partnering with Technology First Organizations

The individuals you work with may also receive support from community providers integrating technology into their program model. This module offers insight into the benefits of technology and its impact on the service planning process.

The Role of Family Members, Guardians, and Conservators

This three-part stand-alone course is also ideal for support coordinators, care managers, transition specialists, clinicians, etc.

1. Introduction to Enabling Technology

As in the Fundamentals Course, this module outlines the purpose, outcomes, and benefits of integrating enabling technology into community supported living.

2. You. Me. Technology. Roles and Responsibilities of the Family, Guardian, and Conservator

A module detailing the roles and responsibilities of families as they provide support and advocacy for their loved one. This unit also includes the rationale for including technology as well as resources that are available to support families.

3. Technology and Person-Centered Planning

We designed this module to walk families through the process of planning for the service planning meeting, including technology in the plan, and understanding the timeline for implementation.

The Role of the Self-Advocate

This three-part stand-alone course is designed to provide information through pictures, auditory prompts, and words. Information is provided in distinct, interactive units with the opportunity for individuals to determine their own pace. Story videos of other self-advocates are included.

1. Introduction to Enabling Technology

2. My Role and Responsibilities

3. Technology and My Service Planning Meeting


Pricing

Purchase:

When you purchase one of our online education offerings, SimplyHome hosts the courses on our Learning Management System (LMS). (Active user = someone who has registered or is in the process of taking a course.)

  • Fundamentals: $500 set-up fee; $15 monthly fee per active user
  • Fundamentals + 1 Supplement: $750 set-up fee; $25 monthly fee per active user
  • Fundamentals + 2 Supplements: $1000 set-up fee; $35 monthly fee per active user
  • Stand-alone Course for Families: $250 set up fee; $10 monthly fee per active user
  • Stand-alone Course for Self-Advocates: $250 set up fee; $10 monthly fee per active user

License:

When you license one of our online education offerings, the organization hosts the courses on their own LMS and has the option of renewing the license for each module on an annual basis.

  • Fundamentals: $5000 for Year 1; $2500 for Years 2+
  • To add 1 Supplement to Fundamentals: $1500 for Year 1; $750/yr. for Years 2+
  • To add 2 Supplements to Fundamentals: $3000 for Year 1; $1500/yr. for Years 2+
  • Stand-alone Course for Families: $1500 for Year 1; $750 for Years 2+
  • Stand-alone Course for Self-Advocates: $1500 for Year 1; $750 for Years 2+

Consultation (or Onsite Education) Pricing

  • Hourly rate for webinar or conference call: $125 per hour
  • Onsite education and/or consultation: Begins at $750 and includes travel; customized quote available upon request