When Eric first began receiving services from Home and Community Options, he moved in to a 24 hour residential home with roommates. He flourished with the support he received, and decided that his long term goal was to be able to move out and live on his own some day. Eric worked hard to build skills of independence, and was later able to transition to a semi-independent living program that utilizes remote monitoring on site.
HCO’s remote monitoring programs offer opportunities for increased self-sufficiency and are a great service to transition individuals to more independent living settings. Individuals who live in remote monitored programs do not have staff during overnight hours and utilize call buttons, alarms, and other various devices to receive the assistance they need. After becoming more independent, Eric was able to move into a single apartment and his support needs continue to decrease as he adapts to living on his own.
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The impact of Eric’s transition to independent living affects more than just him. Eric’s move provided the opportunity for another individual to move in to the remote monitoring site he left, and they now can continue to work towards their own goals of increasing independence. That opened up another opportunity for a third individual to begin receiving support at a different residential program. This domino effect continues to occur as more and more individuals build skills and work towards reaching their long term goals.