Choosing Remote Support

woman using remote support

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.

For further information, contact us at 937-497-8155 about possible resources.

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