Remote support, also known as remote monitoring, is an emerging service model that combines technology and direct care to support people with developmental disabilities. Remote support uses two-way communication in real time, including home-based sensors, cameras, and other technologies, to allow an off-site caregiver to monitor and respond to the safety and needs of people living in the community.
When hands-on care is not required, remote support makes it possible for direct care staff to provide care from a remote location, supporting a person’s need for greater independence while reducing costs and stretching the funds that pay for services.
Remote support is a Medicaid service (OAC 5123: 2-9-35). All Medicaid waivers cover the cost and maintenance of equipment that is used for remote support service delivery.
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