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Another Piece of the Puzzle

Many people think nothing of going out in the community to run errands or engage in interests. For individuals with both seen and unseen disabilities or conditions (as well as their family members or caregivers), real worry or anxiety may exist preventing independent outings. Learn how Hammer implemented a small piece of technology to provide greater independence for individuals in their apartment program.

At the intersection of independence and safety

At the Intersection of Independence & Safety

Hammer Residences, who is no stranger to sourcing and implementing technology solutions, has recently rolled-out a community-based/service application to provide an enhancement of natural supports while someone is out in the community. The Vitals App™, a community-based/service application, was created to help reduce the risk of misunderstandings, and promote greater independence for users. Check out the 3 minute video to learn more and be sure to keep a look out for the full roll-out story in an upcoming TRC Newsletter!

Setting her own pace

Putting a Plan Together for Independent Living

Though experiencing health issues that would ultimately require her to need more intensive care, including possible round-the-clock assistance, Angie wanted to maintain her independence and continue to live on her own without being reliant on a staff person constantly in her home.

The Business of Independence

A New Way of Doing Business

As people served were expressing a stronger desire to be more independent, Dungarvin staff thought through scenarios on how to navigate both the independence desire and how they would provide services in the future. Technology was their answer.

Rethinking Accessibility

The thinking is changing around what “accessible” can mean and the role technology can play. Individuals, their families, providers, and case managers are all looking to technology supports to assist individuals (and the staff that help support them) reach their full potential.

 

What it is like? Awesome

Remote monitoring starts with a conversation

An exploration of technology support options began when a group of men with developmental disabilities expressed their desires for increased privacy and independence.