About Our Assessment Process
Focusing on the Person
SimplyHome’s assessment and design process allows us to produce solutions that transform the way people live, increasing their independence, safety, and dignity. That is, we focus first on the individual’s priorities, concerns, and interests, including the individual in the assessment process, and remembering that there are great opportunities for self-determination when it comes to residential living.
SimplyHome’s assessment process is collaborative. Once an intake form is completed, we work with the individual, family, caregivers, and other providers to discuss and set the desired outcomes of using the technology as a natural support. We utilize a “best practices” approach to gather information and brainstorm solutions that capitalize on the individual’s strengths, abilities, and preferences.
To understand a person’s preferences, abilities, and desired outcomes, we ask about the individual’s current environment, daily activities, routines, and natural supports. Here are some of the questions we ask: What types of outcomes are currently being prioritized? (independence, safety, health monitoring, etc.) Is the technology needed in multiple locations or in multiple rooms? Who will receive notifications and be on the responder list? Who will need training to use this technology, and will there be a tech team onsite at the provider?
Integrating Technology with Provider Assessments
SimplyHome also provides Education and Consultation services to care providers who want to integrate assistive technology into their own assessment process. We help organizations understand how assistive technology can serve as a tool to promote better outcomes in the individual’s environment, routines and activities, abilities and health concerns, and community supports.
SimplyHome enables organizations to determine how technology can be paired with human services, to sustain a maximum level of person-centered care while also maximizing funding and streamlining care management.