SimplyHome’s supportive technology creates opportunities for individuals to live independently by sensing and prompting the activities of daily living. Caregivers receive real-time alerts only if a concern arises or assistance is needed.

Who can benefit?

  • Individuals who live in supported living settings, on their own, or in transitional settings

  • Individuals who are supported by staff around the clock for "just in case” situations

  • Individuals who are aging or living with dementia/Alzheimer’s

  • Individuals with various disabilities or conditions, such as physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, or TBI survivors

What results can we expect?

  • Opportunities for independence and self-determination

  • People are able to live a life of their choosing, where and with whom they choose

  • Enhanced safety features that promote peace of mind for the family and individual

  • Proactive rather than reactive staff responses

  • Eliminate unnecessary on-site staffing for “just in case” situations

  • Data and reporting features that demonstrate the effectiveness of the technology

What technology can help?

  • A SimplyHome System, including components such as:

    • Door sensors on external doors (to monitor entrance and exit)

    • Motion sensors in living space (to look for inactivity or falls)

    • A panic or paging pendant (to call for help)

  • A medication dispenser (for medication adherence)

What types of alerts can be set up?

Here are some sample situations in which staff, family members, and/or the individuals themselves can receive alerts:

  • When a paging pendant is activated to call for help

  • When the medication dispenser door is/is not accessed in a timely manner

  • If a person has/has not left the home during a certain period of time

  • If a caregiver or staff person has entered the home during a certain period of time (for example, after a paging pendant has been activated to call for help)

  • If no motion has been sensed in the home for a certain period of time

When setting up a new supportive technology system, we focus on the individual’s priorities and goals for himself or herself first, then seek to address caregiver concerns.

Stephanie’s Story

Stephanie is a young woman with autism who wanted to live alone because having roommates created stress and negative behavioral outcomes for her. Stephanie had many of the skills necessary to live independently, however, her mother had some concerns about Stephanie not getting up for work in the morning, as well as potentially wandering at night.

To support Stephanie's independence while alleviating her mother's concerns, we set up a remote support system that included door and motion sensors to monitor Stephanie's movement in her home and her entry/exit. If Stephanie doesn’t trigger the sensors by a certain time in the morning, her mother calls her to make sure she is up and ready for work. The door sensor allows Stephanie's mother to know that Stephanie is going to and from work, as well as if she is trying to leave during late evening hours.

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