McElvain Homes enabling technology creates greater possibilities of independence, dignity, and self-determination. We work with people with disabilities and families to prioritize their own and their loved ones' independence. As we customize our smart sensor technology, we prioritize the individual’s goals and preferences. Enabling technology facilitates the activities of daily living, addresses concerns, and enables people to live more independently, taking risks with appropriate safety nets.
Meet Daniel. He is an accomplished young man with Autism who has a vision for his life, as well as concerns about adhering to a daily schedule on his own. His state’s Medicaid waiver included funding for assistive technology that would enable his independence.
We recommended a system for Daniel that included custom verbal prompts to help with his daily routines, a medication dispenser, and sensors to help him with cooking and residential safety. The system design includes parameters that trigger real-time notifications to staff or family members; for example, David’s remote support staff gets a call if he forgets to get up for work or to turn off the stove.
McElvain Homes Technology team worked onsite to install the technology and ensure the system was ready to support the outcomes chosen by Daniel. The team also helped familiarize Daniel, his family members, and staff with the secure web portal and the system's real-time alerts.
Daniel uses McElvain Homes technology to: Cook his own meals and receive verbal cues to turn off the stove if he leaves it on Remember to close and lock the doors when leaving or returning home Complete morning and night routines of self-care and meal preparation Take his medication on time Access help quickly if needed Since Daniels system was installed, he has successfully scheduled outings with his church group and he frequently travels freely within his community.
Daniel's McElvain Homes system provides verbal prompts to help him complete his daily routine. When Daniel does not respond to a verbal prompt, his remote support staff receives a real-time alert. Authorized caregivers can log into the McElvain Homes secure web portal and see the data logged by the installed sensors and communicate directly with Daniel in his home.
McElvain Homes provides 24/7 customer support and provides ongoing training, troubleshooting, and other resources to individuals and their care teams. As Daniel's priorities and goals change over time, the McElvain Homes team can reassess and adapt the technology to meet new outcomes.