Implementation

The Implementation

From initial conversations to building a plan tailored to the individual, members of the team have all weighed in to come up with a plan for utilizing technology solutions that will best support the person served. With funding secured, the time has now come to put that plan to work.

Implementing technology supports to fulfill an individual's support plan involves not only setting up the physical technology infrastructure, but the training of all individuals involved as well—providers (staff, managers), case managers, families, and self-advocates. This will help ensure all involved are comfortable using the technology and understand the support and response procedures in place.

Select below to begin the implementation process from the perspective that matches your interests.

 


Providers

Learn how to train staff and persons served to use technology supports.

Implement Technology


Family & Self-Advocates

Learn what is needed from family/self-advocates during implementation.

Implement Technology


Case Managers

Review support plan and advise during implementation process.

Implement Technology

 

 


 

Additional resources for implementing technology supports

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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.

Technology 101: The Implementation

Technology 101: The Measurement is an online self-guided course created by the ARRM Technology Resource Center. This course guides providers, support staff, case managers, and families through the steps necessary to set up and implement technology supports, including installation, training, and testing.

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!

Transition Checklist

A checklist developed by CCRI to track completion of items when transitioning person served to their Independent By Design program, which leverages technology supports.

Care Profile

A form developed by Sengistix to track important contacts, technology information, and actions plans. Blank form and example provided.

The Implementation for Case Managers

From initial conversations to exploring individual technology support options, the team (providers, families, self advocates, and case managers) has worked diligently and thoughtfully to build a plan that focuses on the needs and wishes of the individual supported—both their safety and security as well as desired lifestyle goals.

Now that the technology supports have been assessed and agreed upon, it is time to physically put the solutions in place and move forward with their utilization.

The Implementation for Family and Self-Advocates

From initial conversations to exploring individual technology support options, the team (providers, families, self advocates, and case managers) has worked diligently and thoughtfully to build a plan that focuses on the needs and wishes of the individual supported—both their safety and security as well as desired lifestyle goals.

Now that the technology supports have been assessed and agreed upon, it is time to physically put the solutions in place and move forward with their utilization.

The Implementation for Providers

From initial conversations to exploring individual technology support options, the team has worked diligently and thoughtfully to build a plan that focuses on the needs and wishes of the individual supported—both their safety and security as well as desired lifestyle goals.

Now that the technology supports have been assessed and agreed upon, it is time to physically put the solutions in place and move forward with their utilization.

“Alexa, Turn on My Lights.”

The ability to control one’s environment by voice is a perk for some people, but a life changing opportunity for many with disabilities. Just ask Val, whose use of Echo devices and assistive technology sparked further discussions and adoption at The Phoenix Residence, Inc. She’ll gladly tell you about her current technology and how it helps her feel more “like an adult”.