You may have heard about Remote Supports and assistive technologies, but do you know how they can benefit you or your loved one? Remote Supports is a service model that combines technology and direct care to support people with developmental disabilities. It uses two-way communication in real time, including home-based sensors, cameras and other devices, to provide a less invasive way of responding to the needs of individuals living in the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
When hands-on care is not necessary, Remote Support makes it possible for direct care staff to provide care from a remote location, supporting a person's need for greater independence.
How Remote Supports Work: Video Examples
LEARN more about this new approach to support in this brief animated video.
SEE how a young man is using remote supports and assistive technologies to help him live more independently in this video.
Remote Supports and Assistive Technology: Facts
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has also created a Fact Sheet about Remote Monitoring and Support. Opens a New Window.
Do you have questions about Remote Monitoring and Support? Contact Mitch Snyder at 937-559-0899.